The strawflower name does not disappoint; these flowers really do appear like colored straw. An everlasting cut flower, the stiff, papery bracts never wilt! Swiss Giants are extra-large, double blooms on long stems in many delightfully bright shades; great for borders and attracting pollinators. Plants thrive in heat and tolerate drought. A tender perennial in USDA zones 8-10, although usually grown as an annual. Plants grow up to 36″-40″ tall, 18″-24″ wide, and produces flowers that bloom from summer to frost. Prefers full sun exposure. Attracts pollinators and is deer resistant. Botanical Interests’® Swiss Giants Blend Strawflower Seeds have been verified by The Non-GMO Project.
Outdoors: Sow 2-4 weeks after your average last frost date.
Indoors: Sow 6-8 weeks before your average last frost date.