Craspedia - Sun Ball Seed
Craspedia - Sun Ball Seed
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Craspedia - Sun Ball Seed

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Hard yellow globes on spindly stems that may great additions to bouquets and boutonniere work.  Holds their color well when dried.

Picture 2 shows craspedia in a bridal bouquet.

Also known as Billy Ball or Drumstick flower.

Approximate Seeds per Packet: 50

Variety/Hardiness: Annual

Sunlight: full sun

Mature Height: 24" - 30"

Germination: 14-18 days at 21-24°C

Sowing:

Transplant (recommended): Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost date. Cover seeds very lightly with vermiculite. Harden off and transplant out after last frost.

Direct Seeding: Not recommended.

Care: Use of horizontal netting or other supports may be desired to ensure straight stems.

Harvesting:

Fresh: Harvest when stems are firm to the touch and flower has an even golden yellow colour.

Dried: Harvest when the stems are firm to the touch and flower is uniform in colour. Hang upside down to dry in dim, well-ventilated area.