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Is Craspedia an annual or perennial?
Given the right conditions (mild climates and attentive care), Craspedia are perennial plants. However, in areas that experience freezing temperatures in winter, craspedia are grown as annuals, because they are not hardy at temperatures below zero.

Are Craspedia easy to grow?
Yes, Craspedia is generally considered easy to grow from seed. They are not particularly demanding in terms of soil or care requirements, and they can thrive in various conditions. The key factors for successful germination include adequate sunlight, consistent moisture levels and a well-draining soil.

Can you direct sow craspedia?
Yes! Choose a location with well-draining soil and make sure that all danger of frost has passed. Loosen the soil and remove any weeds then scatter craspedia over the surface and lightly press them into the soil. Keep the area moist until germination occurs (usually 2-3 weeks).

Does Craspedia like sun or shade?
Craspedia plants thrive in full sun, requiring at least 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight per day for optimal growth and flowering. In hotter climates, they can tolerate partial shade.

How long does Craspedia last?
Craspedia have an impressive life-span. Blooming period for craspedia can stretch from 6-12 weeks. Flowers last several weeks on the plant and have a vase life of 2 weeks or more.

How hardy are Craspedia?
Craspedia are considered generally hardy and low-maintenance plants. They can tolerate a range of soil conditions and are drought-resistant  when established and are also pest and disease resistant. They do not withstand extreme cold temperatures or frost.

Is Craspedia frost hardy?
No, Craspedia are not frost hardy. Overwinter in pots by bringing them indoors or to a sheltered area away from freezing conditions.

How do you overwinter Craspedia?
In areas without frost, cut back the foliage, trimming the plant to a few inches above soil level then mulch with straw or leaves. In areas with harsh winters, cover with protective covering or transplant into pots and bring indoors.

Can you grow Craspedia in pots?
Yes, craspedia can be grown in pots as they don't have an extensive root system. Choose a pot with drainage holes and a diameter of about 30cm. Use a well-draining potting soil and place in a sunny location.

How do you take care of Craspedia?
Plant your craspedia in an area that receives lots of bright sunlight, keep soil moist but not soggy, and deadhead regularly to promote continuous blooming.

Is Craspedia a cut and come again flower?
Yes. After harvesting your craspedia flowers, new blooms will often continue to grow on the same plant, allowing for multiple harvests throughout the growing season.

How tall do Craspedia grow?
Craspedia Globosa are the tallest craspedia variety and grow approximately 90cm tall. Other craspedia varieties are slightly shorter, around 30-60cm in height.

How do you grow Craspedia from seed?
To grow Craspedia from seed, start by choose a well-draining pot or seed tray filled with seed-starting mix. Sow the Craspedia seeds on the surface of the soil, gently pressing them into the soil. Lightly cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil or vermiculite. Water the soil gently to moisten it, being careful not to dislodge the seeds. Place the pot or seed tray in a warm, sunny location with indirect sunlight. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Seeds should germinate in up to 7 ddays, depending on conditions. Once seedlings have grown several true leaves, transplant them into larger pots or into the garden, spacing them about inches apart. Continue to water regularly and provide full sun for optimal growth.

How long do billy buttons take to grow from seed?
Billy buttons or craspedia seeds take up to 7 days to germinate and will reach flowering and maturity within a few months (12-16 weeks on average).

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