Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - October
|Common name ||drumsticks|
|Scientific name ||Pycnosorus globosus Benth.|
|Etymology || |
Genus: From Greek, pycne, thick, dense; and sorus, heap. Referring to the dense flowerheads.
Species: Referring to the round flowerheads.
|Distribution ||Inland regions of Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.|
|Native habitat ||Heavy soils in open sites which are usually inundated during winter.|
|Description || |
Dwarf to small semi-woody perennial.
|Flowering/fruiting ||Flowers in spring and summer.|
Location in Garden
In the annual beds at the base of the Connections Garden.
This is a highly ornamental species which deserves to be more widely cultivated. It has striking silver grey foliage which looks good all year around and glorious bright yellow globular flowerheads.You can see why the common name is ‘drumsticks’. These make excellent, long-lasting cut flowers and also dry well for use in dried flower arrangements. In your garden, they will grow on most soils with partial or full sun.
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