HEIRLOOM. Helichrysum bracteatum. Dwarf Mixed Strawflower is a favorite in old-fashioned gardens. Strawflower is grown for its papery flowers that come in shades of pink, yellow, white, orange and red. Our Dwarf Mix grows to just 18 inches tall. They have a long bloom cycle from mid summer to fall. Flowers can be used for fresh cut flowers or dried for everlasting flower arrangements. Plants do best in full sun, with moderate moisture and well-drained soil. Plants will thrive in long, hot summers. It is an easy-to-grow plant that can be grown in containers.