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Sundaze® Flame Strawflower Bracteantha (Xerochrysum) bracteata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 9 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
  • Mature Size
    • 10 - 14 Inches
Proven Winners
Sundaze® Flame Strawflower Bracteantha (Xerochrysum) bracteata
Sun 10 - 14

Features

STEM and STAMEN above the rest.

Heat-tolerant; unique red and yellow flowers spring through fall; good dried flower

Award Winner
Continuous Bloom or Rebloomer
Long Blooming
Fall Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Drought Tolerant

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
10 - 14 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 12 Inches
Spread: 
12 - 18 Inches
Flower Colors: 
Yellow
Flower Shade: 
Yellow and Red Bicolor
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Filler

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Planting To Hard Frost
Hardiness Zones: 
9a, 9b, 10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses Notes: 

Plant alone or in combinations in all container types and landscapes

Maintenance Notes: 

These heat loving plants are a great choice for hot climates, especially those with high night temperatures.

Often plants that look great in the nursery don't always hold up in your yard because they can't take the heat and dry summer season. Sundaze are drought tolerant Australian outback plants with superior performance even under low water conditions.

An application of fertilizer or compost on garden beds and regular fertilization of plants in pots will help ensure the best possible performance.

These Yellow and Orange bicolor blooms can make a huge statement in a container or garden.

Sundaze® Flame Bracteantha (Xerochrysum) bracteata 'Flobrafla' USPP 16,950, Can 2,531
  • This little flower has personality! We love to sit with our morning coffee and watch it wake up from it's night closure as the sun comes up. Each little pedal begins to rise and flip out to signal a good morning. In the afternoon during a sprinkle shower or dark day this little flower slowly closes to rest. It is a wonderful flower to watch as it opens its bloom and closes its bloom each evening.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sandy Decker
    Alexandria
    Kentucky
    United States
    10 weeks ago
  • Love them, great for crafti.g when dried.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Sheila
    Norco
    California
    United States
    2 years ago
  • Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Russell Studebaker
    Illinois
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Dave
    Wisconsin
    United States
    4 years ago
  • Have had this on my benches for years; always a best seller. I mix w/PW Orange Flirtation Diascia and tri-color geranium and PW Mecardonia

    Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
    Murphy Greenhouses
    Alberta
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • Planted in early spring between curb and sidewalk and it has bloomed through January constantly. Even now the foliage has browned out but it continues to have flowers. What's up with that?

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    David
    Tennessee
    United States
    4 years ago
Award Year Award Plant Trial
2007 Top Pick Cornell University
2007 Top Pick Cornell University
2007 Top Pick Cornell University
2007 Top Pick Cornell University
2006 Superior Variety Penn State
2006 Superior Variety Penn State
2006 Superior Variety Penn State
2006 Superior Variety Penn State
2004 Best of Species Penn State
2004 One of the Best Penn State
  • Harvest GoldCombination
    Harvest Gold
    Color SchemeEarth Tones
    ExposureSun
    Pot Size12 Inches
    In this combination, the power of color incorporates itself with rich, natural tones - the...
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