Colours and style: Billy buttons or billy balls add a delightful point of difference to any floral design. Available naturally in yellow, can also be died with popular choices being red, orange and green. The flower can also range in size.
Features: An Australian native flower with a tall thin grey stem and bright yellow ball shaped flower. They can be used fresh or even when dried their colour holds fairly well.
Shelf life and storage: Long, up to two weeks and can be dried. Re-cut stems and place in fresh water everyday to avoid slimy stems.
Season: Summer/Autumn, if dried can be available all year.
Use: They have a long thin stem, so can be threaded through bouquets tightly or left wild, carefree and unstructured. A great choice for bohemian and eclectic floral design.