This series of vegetatively produced Craspedia are superior to any of the seed grown strains on the market. They have longer stems, much larger heads and are all around more productive. They are bred by our friends at Danziger, the folks who brought us Scoop Scabiosa, and Skyler Veronica.
All three in the series are worthwhile, producing 30-50 stems per bloom cycle. There is a slight tradeoff between large flowers and number of stems produced. Globe produces smaller flowers, but more of them, while Jumbo produces the largest flower but fewer of them. Even Globe is larger than your standard seed grown variety, and much much more productive.
As with all of the vegetatively produced commercial strains, these are a bit more expensive. We did a trial with this series in 2018, and our farmers market customers gladly paid $1.25 per stem. Just selling 2 stems pays for the plant, and you can expect hundreds of stems per plant over its lifetime, assuming you overwinter them. Even when grown as an annual you can expect more than 30 stems in a season.
Craspedia are happiest in Mediterranean climates, but are adaptable anywhere. They will take a light frost, but not heavy freezing. We will offer Jumbo again for spring shipping, but this will be your only opportunity to obtain Globe and Pop as they are more difficult to propagate.
Craspedia dries perfectly. It almost doesn't change appearance from fresh to dry. They can also be dyed and painted for various effects.
Medium/Large flowers (2-2.5 cm), very vigorous, very high yield
Large flowers (3-3.5 cm), vigorous, high yield
Extra Large flowers (4 cm), vigorous, high yield
up to 4 Craspedia Half Trays fit in a shipping box and ship to you for a flat $15 or $20 depending on location. At this time the only other items we have availalble are mixed succulents. The box we are shipping succulents and craspedia in can hold 2 full trays, or 2 half trays AND 1 full tray, or 4 half trays. (This differs fromthe traditional 6 half trays that you're used to.)