A lovely clumping perennial plant with bright yellow flowers in spring and an attractive ball shaped plant. It likes good drainage and looks spectacular mass planted, as a border, pot specimen or dotted in the garden. Feed sparingly with a good native fertilizer in late winter to spring, watering in afterwards to prevent leaf or root burn.
|Scientific Name:||Conostylis bealiana|
|Other Common Names:||Cotton Heads|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, 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:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Butterflies, Other insects|
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