Craspedia Billy Buttons Craspedia Globosa is a perennial native to New Zealand and Australia, but this unique plant is more often grown as a hardy annual. Also commonly called Billy Balls, Drumsticks, and Woollyheads, the exotic-looking Craspedia has grass-like, silvery-green foliage with narrow, hairy leaves that have wooly appearance and blooms with bright-yellow, globe-shaped clusters of tiny, cup-shaped flowers on a top of stiff, wiry stems.
Billy Buttons is easy to grow from seeds, and the fast growing, drought tolerant Craspedia makes a superb flower for rock gardens, cutting gardens, and borders. Craspedia Globosa grows best in full sun and gritty, well-drained garden soil tolerating a wide range of soil types, including sands, gravels, clays, and loams. Craspedia Drumsticks is a fantastic fresh or dried cut flower.
Height: 24 Inches
Bloom Season: Summer
Environment: Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type: Moist well-drained, pH 5.8-6.5
USDA Zones: 8-11 (As Perennial) All regions of North America (As Annual)
Sow Indoors: Winter/Spring (4-6 weeks before last frost)
Sow Outdoors: Spring
Seed Depth: 1/16 Inch
Germination Time: 14-21 Days
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