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Craspedia globosaBilly Buttons

Half-hardy Annual

What is Half-Hardy Annual?
A plant that completes its entire life cycle (growth, reproduction, death) in one season.
Can be grown outdoors but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Quirky spherical blooms throughout summer

Superb for cut flower arrangements

Create a talking point with this unusual bedding plant

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Height Up to 90cm (35in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Half-hardy Annual

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Description
If you're looking to try something different, this quirky plant with ball-like flower heads is a great choice! The long lasting flowers of Craspedia 'Billy Buttons' provide summer long colour as well as excellent cutting material for cut flower bouquets. Cheery groups of these unusual spherical flowers look fantastic in a sunny border, rockeries and patio containers, standing upright and helping to bring a good variation in height to your planting schemes. With long stems, they're perfect for displaying in a tall vase too. Rewarding to grow and a joy to see through the summer months. Height: 70-90cm (28-34"). Spread: 30cm (12").


1 packet (150 seeds) (KA9978)

Sowing

Sow Craspedia seed from March to May at a depth of 3mm (1/8") in a good quality seed compost, and cover the seeds with a very fine sprinkling of vermiculite. Place the seed tray in a propagator at a temperature of 18-25C (64-77F) or seal it inside a polythene bag. Keep the soil damp but not wet. Do not exclude light as this aids germination which usually takes 7-15 days.

When seedlings are large enough to handle, transplant into 7cm (3") pots and grow them on in cooler conditions until large enough to plant outdoors. When Craspedia plants are well grown and all risk of frost has passed, acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 to 10 days. Transplant outdoors in full sun in any moist, well drained soil at a distance of 45cm (18") apart. Pinch out the growing tip of each stem when transplanting to encourage stems to branch and produce more Cosmos flowers.

More Info
Craspedia thrives in hot, sunny conditions. Take care not to overwater plants throughout the growing season. Although generally grown as an annual, Craspedia may survive the winter if offered some protection from cold, wet weather.
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