Craspedia globosa

Billy Buttons

£0.99

80% (2 Reviews)

This product is produced and supplied in association with Thompson & Morgan

Quirky spherical blooms throughout summer

Superb for cut flower arrangements

Create a talking point with this unusual bedding plant

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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)

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.

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.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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