A perennial plant which has an underground rhizome, a clump of silvery grey woolly leaves covered, and golden globe flowers on tall and stout stalks. Flowering from spring to summer, the blooms are superb cut flowers and for drying. Drought tolerant but best on a moist and well drained soil, in sun to part shade. Frost hardy, and can be used in coastal gardens and for heavy soils. This plant used to be known as Craspedia globosa.