Yes, yes.. today’s flowers are native to Australia hence the little change in our heading today but it’s the  same idea! Botanically known as Craspedia, Billy Buttons, Billy Balls, Woolyheads or as I like to call them, Silly Billies are related to the daisy and one fun little flower, don’t you think? Their roundness gives a real retro, modern feel to them and they will definitely brighten up any bouquet, centre piece or boutonniere. What’s great about them is that they keep for ages allowing you to prepare your decor a few days earlier! Add an extra bit of fun with those gigantic 3 ft balloons in bright yellow if you want to dramatise this flower even more! The billy button is an affordable little flower so if bright and cheery is what you are after on a budget, look no further.

Craspedia

Availability

Billy Buttons have a long season from Summer to Autumn but can be brought in all year around.

Tips

Cut the stems at an angle, removing about one inch. Place the flowers in water with flower food. This will help open the tiny little florets on the round flower head. Keep cool and allow them to hydrate for at least two hours before using them for your event. Billy buttons’ stems can become slimy in containers, so it’s a good idea to recut the stems and place them into fresh flower-food solution every other day. They are relatively resistant towards ethylene and should for anything from 5 to 14 days depending on how fresh they were when you bought them and how good you care for them

Colours

Billy Buttons are only available naturally in yellow although some florists will offer dyed billy buttons in red, orange and green tones.

Translations

Craspedia is more or less the same word in every European language!

Billy Button Bouquet

Billy Ball Bouquet and Billy Button Bout

Billy Ball Boutonniere

Succulent and Billy Ball Bouquet

Use the Billy Button as inspiration for the rest of your wedding decor, I love these yellow lanterns in the different sizes, they are like six suns in the sky and the large balloons make great props for your photographs.

Billy Button Inspired Decor

Billy Ball Escort Card. Billy Ball Cake Topper

Peony and Billy Button Bouquet

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3 Responses

  1. Anu

    Hi,
    I am trying to find where I can find a bunch of these flowers. I live in Melbourne. Till now I haven’t seen been able to find any shop which sells these. Also, can you give a idea how these may be priced?

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    • Lindsay

      Hi Anu,

      A florist will be able to supply these to you. They are native to Australia but you will need to check their season with your local florist.

      Reply
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