Conostylis robusta – Cottonheads

A grassy perennial plant, native to Western Australia. It has yellow heads of flowers in late winter to early spring. Likes a sandy well drained soil and a sunny to partly shaded spot. Good for massed landscaping, borders and container planting. Fertilise with a low phosphorus native plant food in spring. Grows from underground rhizomes. Tolerates moderate frost and drought. Related to kangaroo paws.

Scientific Name:Conostylis robusta
Common Name:Cottonheads
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Yellow, Gold
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants