Billy Balls, Craspedia Seed
Billy Balls, scientifically known as Craspedia globosa, are unique and charming flowering plants that belong to the Asteraceae family. Native to Australia and New Zealand, these distinctive plants have gained popularity in floral arrangements and gardens around the world due to their eye-catching appearance. They are commonly referred to as "billy buttons" or "drumstick flowers."
Billy Balls are known for their spherical, globe-shaped flower heads, which consist of densely packed, tiny yellow florets. These flowers have a long history, dating back to their indigenous use by Australian Aboriginal people for various purposes, including medicinal and decorative uses. In modern times, they are prized as a cut flower, adorning bouquets and arrangements with their whimsical and playful appearance.
When grown as cut flowers, Billy Balls typically reach a height of 12 to 24 inches (30 to 60 cm) and have sturdy, slender stems that make them ideal for floral designs. They have a unique and distinctive appearance, with their spherical, golf ball-sized flower heads perched atop long, wiry stems. It usually takes about 70 to 90 days from seed sowing to maturity, making them a relatively quick-growing flower.
Billy Balls are most commonly found in shades of vibrant yellow, but they can also be found in other colors such as white and orange. They are typically grown from seeds, which should be sown in well-draining soil in a sunny location. Space the seeds or seedlings about 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm) apart to ensure proper air circulation and growth. These plants thrive in well-drained soil and prefer a sunny spot in the garden. With their striking appearance and relatively easy cultivation, Billy Balls have become a favorite addition to both gardens and floral arrangements.
Botanical NameCraspedia globosa
Seeds Per Gram907
Seeds Per Ounce25,700
Life CycleTender Perennial
Days To Maturity (# Days)115
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