Strawflower Tall Mix Seeds
A favorite in old-fashioned and modern gardens, Strawflower is grown for its delicate, papery flowers that come in shades of pink, yellow, white, orange and red.
When to plant: Early to mid-spring
Pests and diseases to watch out for: Aphids, leaf spot
How to Plant Daisy Flowers
Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball, then fill soil back in around the plant, keeping it the same level as it was in the container. Water well, and mulch to keep down weeds and preserve moisture.
They have a long bloom cycle from mid summer to fall. Flowers can be used for fresh cut flowers or dried for everlasting flower arrangements. Plants do best in full sun, with moderate moisture and well-drained soil. Plants will thrive in long, hot summers. It is an easy-to-grow plant that can be grown in containers.
Sow after danger of frost, but only if you have long summers. Start indoors 6 – 8 weeks before last frost in hardiness zones below 7. The best soil temperature for germination is 70°F Germination should occur in 5-20 days.
Sow seeds on the surface of the soil, as they need light to germinate. Water from below or use a mister to avoid disturbing the seeds. Space plants 12-18″ apart, and only transplant once the night time temperatures are consistently above 50°F.