Helichrysum bracteatum
‘Monster Rose’

They don’t call these “Monster” Strawflowers for nothing! Giant sized and densely multi-branched to 4’ tall and  3’ wide, this valuable Summer thru Fall bloomer if you keep it dead-headed (ours is still going strong in November!) puts on an amazing show with plentiful and long lasting 2.5” papery blooms with glossy, deep rose colored “petals” (they’re technically bracts.) FAST and EASY! Heat loving and drought tolerant, too, making it just the thing for that problematic hot spot in your garden. Showiest in rich soil. Great “everlasting” cut flower fresh or dried. Deer resistant and self sows!

Annie

Full Sun
Avg/Low Water

Perennial
  USDA Zones 9-10
  (annual elsewhere)