Jun 9th, 2014

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.

photo by Cathy Hoyt

Photo of strawflower Xerochrysum bracteatum ‘Bondreredem’ Jumbo Red Ember Dreamtime™ by Cathy Hoyt Photography.


Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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