If there ever was an ‘it’ flower of the moment it would be Craspedia, also affectionately known as billy buttons.
The bright yellow craspedia balls quickly rose as a favourite flower of mine and I especially love a wedding we did that featured these little delights.
(they work so well with succulents too…perfect!) pink twig floral boutique
Inspired by this and the never ending supply of inspirational weddings from blogs such as green wedding shoes, craspedia have become a perfect way to inject a sense of fun into a wedding setup. They can be interpreted a million ways, and could be described as elegant, rustic, whimsical, fun, funky…the list goes on. Any which way, craspedia balls add so much visual and textural interest to any set up.
In terms of a wedding flower they are perfectly suitable for boutonnieres, corsages and can be incorporated in a small bouquet…
a romantic wedding..
or for the funky bride…
….they can even be painted (but personally I think they are perfect just the way they are!)
I love them equally in the home and have one on my table right now, a single ball on a long stem poking out of an old beer bottle I have recycled as a vase. They make a fun minimalist statement as a single stem in a vase and work equally as well used on mass.
Indigenous to Australia and New Zealand they are surprisingly a member of the Daisy family. They have an long vase life, around 10-14 days, and dry extremely well, retaining the yellow colour.
These balls are just so versitile, check them out in this beautiful art installation from Abigail Doan
These really are a unique and amazing flower!