Conostylis candicans ‘Silver Sunrise’ – Cottonheads

A very useful compact clumping plant that features bright silver grass-like foliage and golden yellow balls of flower through spring. A fantastic border plant that is also stunning in a container. Great for a sunny position on a balcony or courtyard. Trim back the old flower stems and leaves after it flowers. A member of the kangaroo paw family.


Scientific Name:Conostylis candicans
Common Name:Cottonheads
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.15 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants