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Adorable sprays of white mini strawflower-type flowers with statice liked winged stems. Great fresh but perhaps even better dried if harvested when first bloom just starts showing its yellow centre.

Space about 18-25cm apart in a mostly sunny spot. Reasonably good at holding itself upright though the wind may knock over some stems from time to time. Annual, but a very long lasting annual - kept deadheaded/harvested it will continue flowering for months on end.

Plant Type: Hardy Annual

Ideal Location: Full Sun

Spacing: 15–28cm

Height: 40–60cm+

Overwintered plants will be much much larger than plants planted in Spring, they will likely need some sort of support to keep them upright. Later plantings usually hold themselves up without too much support.

Harvest for drying after the first flower has fully opened but before all the rest have fully opened. In our humid climate dried ammobium can only be kept straight when hanging upside down.

A Note on Hardening Off

All our plants are grown as we would grow & plant ourselves, which means we typically do not harden off (acclimatise) any of our smaller plants before planting.

Instead, after planting, we always cover all our plants with some sort of frost/mikroclima type cloth over wire low hoops. We leave this cover on till the plants are too big for the cover (usually a couple months later). We have found this extra layer of prolonged cover does away with any need to faff around hardening off plants, and the difference between any plants under these low hoops and those with zero transitionary cover is astonishing!

Prior to planting we also always give our plants a very good soak in water with a swig of seaweed solution and innoculate our plants with beneficial microorganisms. This helps alleviate stress, and start all our plants off with the best possible beginnings.

If however you don't / can't plant under some similar sort of cover, then we do definitely recommend you give your plants 5–14 days to slowly acclimatise to your less protected environment before planting out. We are reasonably mild compared to more southern growers, so easing the plants into colder climates is definitely advised.

Cloth: Polynet / Redpath
Hoops: 4mm Fencing Wire (which we cut up to fit our beds, with bolt cutters as fencing pliers are waaay too hard on our hands!)