Conostylis aculeata – Prickly Conostylis

This clumping grassy perennial is a lovely groundcover, with heads of yellow buds that open to yellow or white flowers. It is an adaptable and low maintenance plant, and is great for waterwise plantings. Grow as a border plant, in the flower garden, and great in containers. It flowers from early spring to summer.
Propagation is by division of the plant, which grows from underground rhizomes.


Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Conostylis aculeata
Common Name : Cotton Heads
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : White, Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects