This clumping grassy perennial is a lovely groundcover, with heads of yellow buds that open to yellow or white flowers. It is an adaptable and low maintenance plant, and is great for waterwise plantings. Grow as a border plant, in the flower garden, and great in containers. It flowers from early spring to summer.
Propagation is by division of the plant, which grows from underground rhizomes.
|Scientific Name:||Conostylis aculeata|
|Common Name:||Cotton Heads|
|Other Common Names:||Prickly Conostylis|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.1 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||White, Yellow|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Division|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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