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Post strawflowers
Hi there

Does anyone grow these? I put in a few plants in autumn which died but then seeded nearly the whole garden. The garden has looked fantastic over the past couple of months because the self seeded plants are much stronger than the original ones. They have also brought loads of butterflies. I didn't get to mulch before winter this year so these plants have taken hold everywhere (a silver lining :D ).

I would love to continue growing these but they seem so unpredictable. ie - as the flowers are so heavy the plant eventually falls over and is finished. There is no control over where the plants appear so is not possible to irrigate (although we've not needed it this year).

Would be interested to chat about others experiences with these beautiful flowers.

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Thu Dec 02, 2010 9:03 am
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I had never heard of them until reading this, thanks to google images though what a lovely flower!

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Fri Dec 03, 2010 1:09 pm
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I think this is what I got from Diggers Club. Good to know they self seed so well, just what I want :)

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Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:51 pm
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And it appears they are a native as well.

Might have to get some seeds to liven up my front yard

http://www.gardenersnet.com/flower/strawflower.htm

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Fri Dec 03, 2010 8:43 pm
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