A very attractive perennial plant with long stemmed golden globe flowers. Long flowering, from spring to summer, on a narrow rosette of leaves which are covered in woolly hairs. They naturally grow in rather swampy places, so need a moist but well drained soil to be at their best. Very frost tolerant, and can take dry periods and coastal sites. Grows from an underground rhizome, so if the plant dies off, it can resprout.
Propagate from seed, which germinates in a couple of weeks, normally. Great cut flowers, long lasting, stout stems, with an eye catching shape. Can also be used for drying. This plant has now been renamed Pycnosorus globosus.
|Scientific Name:||Craspedia globosa|
|Common Name:||Billy Buttons|
|Other Common Names:||Drumsticks|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.1 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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