Marshallia caespitosa Barbara's Buttons Puffballs Seeds and Potted Plants
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Easyliving Native Perennial wildflowers Native Wild Flower Plants and Seed
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Marshallia caespitosa picture,  Barbara's Buttons picture Puffballs

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Marshallia caespitosa Barbara's Buttons Puffballs Flower & Plant picture Sun, light shade April - May white 12 to 18 dry to average 3 to 12
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Marshallia caespitosa Barbara's Buttons picture by cj, click on image for larger picture

Marshallia caespitosa (Barbara's Buttons) potted plants,

Potted Plants are $5 each plus boxing/shipping 

please contact us by email with your zip code and number of plants for shipping charges and availability on Barbara's Buttons potted plants

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Barbara's Buttons Seed are NOT available

Marshallia caespitosa seed
Barbara's Buttons seed

approximate
number of seeds

approximate coverage
in square feet

1 packet -  -------sold out of seed

100 20 sq ft

1 ounce -----------  out

1 pound ----------- out

Marshallia caespitosa, Barbara's Buttons or Puffballs are a clump-forming native perennial occurring in limestone glades and dry prairies.  The 1 inch dense flower heads are white to pink-tinged, pincushion-like and dome-shaped atop long, rigid, slender stems rising to 16 inches tall. Barbara's Button wildflowers somewhat resemble some of the cornflowers (Centaurea). Barbara's Buttons wild flowers bloom in spring. Narrow linear-lanceolate leaves (to 4" long) mostly appear in basal rosettes, with sparse stem leaves being much smaller.

Native marshallia caespitosa wildflower plants occur naturally in limestone glades and dry prairies from Kansas and Missouri, South through Texas and Louisiana. (Asteraceae Family)

Marshallia caespitosa Barbara's Buttons wildflowers are easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade and prefers moist soils in part shade.

Barbara Buttons makes a good cut flower and looks best when planted in mass.  Barbara's buttons is a showy clump-forming native perennial which occurs in limestone glades and unglaciated prairie in several counties from Texas through Missouri. The dense flower heads of this aster (composite) family member are discoid (only disk flowers with no ray flowers). The numerous, tiny, white to pink-tinged disk florets are compacted into solitary, terminal, pincushion-like, dome-shaped flower heads (to 1" diameter) atop long, rigid, slender stems (peduncles) rising to 16" tall. Flowers somewhat resemble some of the cornflowers (Centaurea). Flowers bloom in spring. Narrow linear-lanceolate leaves (to 4" long) mostly appear in basal rosettes, with sparse stem leaves being much smaller.

Marshallia caespitosa Barbara's Buttons wildflowers are used in Limestone rock gardens, border fronts and wildflower/native plant gardens. and do not have any serious insect or disease problems.

The map below shows areas where wild Marshallia caespitosa Barbara's Buttons wildflowers grow wild but they can be planted and will grow over most of the Midwest and Eastern US.  
USDA plant hardiness zones 5 to 8.

State Distributional Map for MACA7

Marshallia caespitosa
Barbara's Buttons

Arkansas
Kansas
Louisiana
Missouri
Oklahoma
Texas

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shipping charge for seeds

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Native Marshallia caespitosa, Wild Barbara's Buttons plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.