Craspedia (Drumstick Flower) - Key Growing Information
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.
LIGHT PREFERENCE: Sun.
SOIL REQUIREMENTS: Average soil with good drainage.
PLANT SPACING: 12".
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