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|Botanical Name:||Craspedia variabilis|
|Common Name:||Common Billy Buttons|
|Sold As:||Tube ($2.00)|
|Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting|
|Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moist, Wet, Boggy
|1 m x 30 cm|
|Foliage:||Hairy, pale to olive green leaves. Narrow, spoon-shaped leaves in a basal rosette, smaller stem leaves, 5-13 cm x 5-13 mm.|
|Flowers:||One to several long erect lowering stems with a terminal globular golden yellow flower head to 20 mm across|
Excellent dried flower. Erect tufted perennial herb. Frost tolerant. Nectar for butterflies.
Spectacular plant for massed flowering as an understorey plant, on an embankment or in containers. Flowers are long lasting and can be used in fresh or dried arrangements.