Drumsticks

31 May

Drumsticks (Craspedia globosa), deciduous perennial, basal clumping growth, yellow ball-like flowers on long thin stems, best with regular water, full sun, great cut flower.

Craspedia globosa is a 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.

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