Strawflowers (Bracteantha) are easy-care and elegant annual plants that offer a long bloom season. At first glance, it might seem like they have a strange common name, but touch the brightly colored blooms and it becomes apparent. An excellent dried flower, the petals have a dry, papery feel.
Strawflowers thrive in sunny garden beds and borders. The plants are tidy and , so they're fine choices for planting along pathways or in the middle or front of the border with perennials or other annuals. Their mounding form looks especially nice when paired with ornamental grasses, snapdragons, veronica, or other spiky, upright plants.