Worth Growing: Craspedia

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Craspedia has been a great little flower for selling at the market and enjoying personality.  With its modern, sculptural shape it is so appealing.  The long-lasting blooms also dry well keeping a nice golden color.  Their sturdy stems will remain straight even if you just leave them upright in a vase without water.

The pollinators love it because it is basically just a ball of pollen.  In our area it is an annual plant.  I started it from seed in the greenhouse, and it was a bit more touchy than most seedlings about over-watering

One thing to note is that in the dog days of August, the blooms really slowed down, but as the nights have started cooling off it has perked back up and continued cranking out flowers.