Hardy flower that is originally a native of New Zealand and Australia, but is now cultivated around the world for its ornamental value. Craspedia globosa is known variously as Billy Balls, Billy Buttons, Golden Drumsticks or simply Craspedia.
Exceptionally good flower for drying. The key is the color, as the fresh flowers are a really bright luminous yellow with distinct dimples. The flowers are round to oval, and the stems are generally free from leaves. Stems should be cut cleanly and placed immediately into water. The flowers should be hydrated in a low sugar holding solution and preferably processed in the cooler.