Bracteantha, commonly known as Straw Flower, is a genus of flowering plants that belong to the Asteraceae family. They are native to Australia and can range in height from 30 to 100 centimeters, depending on the species. The plants are known for their showy flowers, which have a papery, straw-like texture and come in shades of yellow, orange, pink, and white.
Bracteantha plants have narrow, lance-shaped leaves that grow in a rosette at the base of the plant. The stems are usually wiry and branch out to produce multiple flower heads. The flowers of Bracteantha plants are known for their long-lasting beauty and can bloom for several weeks. Bracteantha plants are easy to cultivate and can tolerate various conditions. They prefer full sun and well-draining soil but can tolerate moderate drought and poor soil quality.
One of the most popular species of Bracteantha is Straw Flower, a beautiful and hardy annual plant that blooms in a range of colors, including yellow, orange, pink, and red. The flowers of Straw Flower plants are highly valued for their long-lasting beauty, making them a popular choice for cut flowers and floral arrangements. The papery texture of the petals allows them to maintain their shape and color even when dried, making them a common choice for traditional crafts such as wreath-making and flower pressing.