Conostylis aculeata – Prickly Conostylis

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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants