BRACTEANTHA 'BUTTERY SUNSHINE'
Fantastic, bright yellow, buttery, papery, everlasting flowers bloom from April and all through summer. The deep green foliage slowly makes a mound growing to around 40cm tall, this condensed bushy mound producing a seemingly endless procession of large buds. Flowers have a papery feel and are one of the longest lasting cut flowers, indeed lasting "forever" when completely dry! It is surprisingly frost hardy in a sheltered spot.
For best results, sow immediately onto a good soil-based compost. Cover the seeds with fine grit or compost to approximately their own depth. They can be sown at any time, and germination can sometimes be quicker if kept at 15 to 20 degrees C. We sow most seeds in an unheated greenhouse and wait for natural germination, as many seeds have built-in dormancy mechanisms, often waiting for natural spring germination, hence giving them a full season of growth.
Common name:syn helichrysum/xerochrysum, paper flower, everlasting flower
Classification:Half hardy perennial, Hardy perennial
Packet Content:20 (Approx)