Knockout Blooms: Strawflowers
by Jonah Holland , PR and Marketing Coordinator, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Have you ever touched a strawflower? Next time you come to the Garden, gently touch the petal-like bracts. Strangely, they feel like plastic, or straw. Now you know why they are called strawflowers! Because of their low moisture content, they are also good for drying and sometimes called everlasting flowers.