Drumstick Flower Craspedia Seeds


3.8 out of 5 stars
(10 reviews)
Availability: In Stock

'A florist favorite, craspedia adds intrigue to the garden with clusters of sunny orbs and is dazzling in cut or dried arrangements. The blooms may look delicate, but the plants are tough, tolerating drought, heat, and heavy, poor soil. This pollinator-attracting flower is commonly known in its native countries of New Zealand and Australia as Billy buttons. Perennial in USDA zones 8–11 and warmer, often grown as an annual. In perennial areas, good drainage is required in winter.

$2.69 80 mg (~110 seeds)

Botanical Name: Pycnosorus globosus

Family: Asteraceae

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 8–11, usually grown as an annual

Plant Dimensions: 24"–30" tall, and 12"–18" wide

Variety Information: 1" globes made up of over 100 tiny, mustard-yellow flowers on long stems

Exposure: Full sun

Bloom Period: Summer

Attributes: Cut Flower

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date, when soil has warmed.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 6 to 8 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal temperature for germination is 65°–85°F.

Days to Emerge: 15–30 Days

Seed Depth: ⅛"

Seed Spacing: A group of 3 seeds every 12"

Thinning: When 3" tall, thin to 1 every 12"

Harvesting: For longest vase life, or for drying, harvest in the morning, choosing flowers that are fully colored. Change vase water frequently.

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Drumstick Flower Craspedia Seeds Reviews

10 reviews

Very nice

5 out of 5 stars Apr 30, 2021
Very rich yellow ball flower. It sprout quick .I sow them in late November at my zone 10B gardens and it bloom beautifuly in early April . It should be a perennial for me . Highly recommend.
Polly from CA

Cut and beautiful

5 out of 5 stars May 1, 2021
The seed sprouts very quickly . I sow in tray late November (my zone 10 A). Transplant in Feb . It bloom with many cute mustard color balls . I got like 10 plus plant from one package . They like full sun . The silvery color leave are nice contrast to the color of the flower. Highly recommended.
Polly from CA

Drumstick Flower Craspedia Seeds

1 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
Only had two seeds germinate and they didn't produce any flowers.
Virginia from OH
Owner Response: Hi Virginia, We are sorry you had difficulty with these seeds. Because they take so long to flower and need warm soil to germinate we recommend starting these seeds indoors, early so they have enough warmth and time to germinate. A customer service agent will be contacting you to help.


5 out of 5 stars Sep 27, 2021
Grew easily from seed and bloomed all summer into Fall. Great interest and color for bouquets both fresh and dried. A definite keeper.
Julie from WA

Not Happy

1 out of 5 stars Oct 12, 2021
None of the seeds germinated
Ronnie Bowen from SC
Owner Response: We are sorry you had difficulty germinating these seeds. A customer service agent will contact you by email to help. Rest assured, our seeds are tested by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination rates meet federal and our own standards. We are always happy to help troubleshoot issues you so can get that same, great germination.

Adds some fun to the garden

5 out of 5 stars Nov 30, 2021
Fun addition to the garden. Excellent for floral arrangements, as it introduces a fun shape and unique texture. Color retention is pretty excellent for dried floral displays. The only downside is that I never saw any bees on them.
lani from WA

Great germination 2022

5 out of 5 stars Jan 27, 2022
I started these seeds indoors in a milk jug. They all sprouted with in about 7 days. They are growing little sprouts and I'm so excited to have these in my garden and whiskey barrels. Can't wait to dry some !
Mandy from WI

Such fun beauties

5 out of 5 stars Jan 31, 2022
I LOVED growing this. They germinated ok (for being direct sown), and were well worth the wait for flowers. These flowers are so playful and inviting, and the silvery foliage is nice, also. I now have these globes in dry vases for a pop of color this winter. Will definitely grow again!
Kathryn from NC

Cottage garden planting

5 out of 5 stars Feb 24, 2022
My 1st cottage garden will be my gardening challenge and goal this growing season of 2022. After researching and learning the true meaning of cottage gardening, Botanical Interests catalog along with your website gave me the truest, best choices of what to grow. I am so looking forward to my gardening endeavers in the coming using the seeds I purchased from your company!
Judy from WA


1 out of 5 stars Mar 31, 2022
I looked forward to this one. In three packs of seed, not one successful bloom. I tried both starting indoors and direct sowing, neither of which very successfully. I also learned germination temperature is important and this plant is evidently better than crack to a rabbit.
Mark from TN
Owner Response: Hi Mark, Craspedia takes quite a while to bloom, which is why we recommend starting it so early indoors. We are sorry rabbits are eating your plants and preventing you from experiencing the fun blooms.

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