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Products > Craspedia globosa
 
Craspedia globosa - Billy Buttons
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Asteraceae (Sunflowers)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Year-round
Synonyms: [Pycnosorus globosus]
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Craspedia globosa (Billy Buttons) - This tufting perennial comes from heavy soils on the plains of eastern Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, Victorian and South Australia). It forms clumps of 12 to 18 inch tall foliage which supports two to 2 1/2 foot tall flower stalks that hold balls of small yellow flowers (they look like little tennis balls!) throughout the year. The foliage is covered with dense hairs giving the plant a silvery appearance. Plant in full sun and water regularly. Tolerates heavy soil. Hardy to about 20-25 degrees F. Flowers dry well for use in dry arrangements. Another common name used in Australia is Drumsticks. The current name listed for this plant on The Plant List is Pycnosorus globosus but we continue to use its older name until such time as this name gets broader recogniztion.  The information on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in our nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Craspedia globosa.