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Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White Strawflower

Bracteantha bracteata 'Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White'

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Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White Strawflower (Bracteantha bracteata 'Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White Strawflower flowers

Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White Strawflower flowers

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Height:  12 inches

Spacing:  9 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Group/Class:  Dreamtime Series

Brand:  Ball

Description:

A floriferous, compact mounded plant producing large, long lasting, papery white blooms from late spring through autumn; perfect for beds, rock gardens; containers and baskets

Ornamental Features

Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White Strawflower features bold white daisy flowers with gold eyes at the ends of the stems from mid spring to late fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. Its narrow leaves remain dark green in color throughout the season. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White Strawflower is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep. Trim off the flower heads after they fade and die to encourage more blooms late into the season. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White Strawflower is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting
  • Hanging Baskets

Planting & Growing

Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White Strawflower will grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 12 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 9 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 3 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

Dreamtime Jumbo Pure White Strawflower is a fine choice for the garden, but it is also a good selection for planting in outdoor containers and hanging baskets. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers against which the thriller plants stand out. Note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Container  Basket 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

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