What is This Plant? (Strawflower)

What is the name of this of plant?

Hardiness Zone: 8a


Beth from Charleston, SC

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By James Y. (Guest Post)
January 20, 20090 found this helpful
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here in Southern Ontario it is called a "Stawflower" There are several different varieties.

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January 21, 20090 found this helpful
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Strawflower---If you cut them before they are fully open and dry them, thet are great fot crafts.

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By Diane (Guest Post)
January 21, 20090 found this helpful

It looks like a dwarf zinnia to me!

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January 21, 20090 found this helpful

Sometimes these are called "everlastings" too. There is a botanical name as well, but I can't recall it. Perhaps you could google strawflowers and see what comes up?

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January 21, 20090 found this helpful

I googled it -- Helichrysum is another name, but strawflower is what most people call them.

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January 21, 20090 found this helpful

It looks like a "straw" flower.

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By DVG (Guest Post)
January 22, 20090 found this helpful

Strawflower! The petals are somewhat stiff. They dry very nicely too!

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January 22, 20090 found this helpful

I believe it is called Aster Moonshine, it's a type of aster.

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January 22, 20090 found this helpful

I believe it is called Aster Moonshine, it's a type of aster.

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January 22, 20090 found this helpful

It looks a bit like a dianthus.

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By Kim E. (Guest Post)
January 24, 20090 found this helpful

It looks like an aster. I have a purple aster in my backyard. It's Native to this area - so it will grow anywhere. The flowers on my plant look nothing like the asters I buy from nurserys - it makes me think it's a different variety.

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It's very hardy - you should be able to move this from the edge of your walkway to a more suitable location. It sure is pretty!

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By Jane (Guest Post)
January 25, 20090 found this helpful

It is a strawflower, or helichrysum is the botantical name. I used to raise them in VT.

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By Darlene (Guest Post)
February 1, 20090 found this helpful

Strawflower-- They are very hardy and I have them in my garden even after many frosts they still survive. They close up at night and reopen the next light of day.

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