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|
|Other Common Names:||Cotton Heads|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.15 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|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|
|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|
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