A perennial plant which has an underground rhizome, a clump of silvery grey woolly leaves covered, and golden globe flowers on tall and stout stalks. Flowering from spring to summer, the blooms are superb cut flowers and for drying. Drought tolerant but best on a moist and well drained soil, in sun to part shade. Frost hardy, and can be used in coastal gardens and for heavy soils. This plant used to be known as Craspedia globosa.
|Scientific Name:||Pycnosorus globosus|
|Common Name:||Billy Buttons|
|Other Common Names:||Drumsticks|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Bulb|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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