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1" globes on long, stiff stems are easy to harvest and use as cut flowers. Grass-like, silvery green foliage. Long vase life as a cut, and retains color as a dried flower. Tolerates heat. Craspedia is also known as drumsticks. Tender perennial in Zones 8-11. Ht. 24-30". Avg. 25,700 seeds/oz. Packet: 100 seeds.
DAYS TO GERMINATION:14-18 days at 70-75°F (21-24°C).
SOWING:Transplant (recommended): Sow 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Cover seeds lightly with vermiculite. Transplant into cell packs or larger containers when seedlings have their second set of true leaves. Harden off and transplant outside after last frost. Support may be needed to ensure straight stems.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS:Average soil with good drainage.
HARDINESS ZONES:Tender perennial in Zones 8-11.
HARVEST:Fresh or dried: When flower heads are fully open and uniformly golden. Hang to dry.
USES:Excellent cut and dried flower. Beds, borders, and mass plantings.
SCIENTIFIC NAME:Craspedia globosa