A clumping perennial plant with narrow grey leaves, complemented by attractive heads of yellow flowers from winter to summer. Likes good drainage and a sunny spot, and grows in most climates except tropical. Can be used for flower gardens, borders, and looks lovely in containers. Withstands moderate frost. Can take drought, but dry spells may reduce the flowering. Fertilise with a low phosphorus native fertiliser. This plant grows from underground rhizomes.
|Scientific Name:||Conostylis candicans|
|Common Name:||Cotton Heads|
|Other Common Names:||Grey Cotton Heads|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Division|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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