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:||Cotton Heads|
|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, Alkaline|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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