Strawflower

Strawflower

Light:

Sun

Type:

Annual

Height:

Under 6 inches to 12 inches

Width:

6-12 inches wide

Flower Color:

Pink,
White

Seasonal Features:

Fall Bloom,
Summer Bloom

Problem Solvers:

Drought Tolerant

Special Features:

Cut Flowers,
Good for Containers,
Low Maintenance

how to grow Strawflower

Propagation

Seed

plant Strawflower with

Ageratum

Ageratum

Ageratum is such a little workhorse that nearly every garden should have some. This annual is an easy-to-grow, old-fashioned favorite that produces a steady show of colorful powder-pufflike flowers from late spring through frost. It’s also rarely bothered by pests, so you count on it to look good. Plus, it provides some of the truest blues you can find in flowers — a rare thing.Plant in spring after all danger of frost has passed. Plant in groups of a dozen or more for best show. Deadhead and fertilize regularly for best blooms.

Evolvulus

Evolvulus

If you love morning glories, try this low-growing cousin, which has even more gorgeous sky blue flowers. Like the morning glory that grows upward, this more earthbound beauty produces striking blue flowers all season long. And like its cousin, the flowers tend to close in the afternoon hours. In Zones 8-11, in the warmest part of the country, this tropical is a perennial; farther north, it’s grown as an annual. Its spreading habit is perfect for spilling over baskets, window boxes, and other containers.Plant established plants outdoors after all danger of frost has passed. Evolvulus likes rich, well-drained soil and needs just average water. It’s somewhat drought-tolerant, so don’t overwater.

Nigella

Nigella

With its intricate flowers and fine-texture foliage, nigella stands out in the garden. This delightful little annual blooms throughout the summer, and the seedpods are often used in dried-flower crafts. Nigella does best in full sun and well-drained soil. It often reseeds.

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