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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.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Craspedia globosa.