Conostylis candicans – Cotton Heads

A clumping perennial plant with narrow grey leaves, complemented by attractive heads of yellow flowers from winter to summer. Likes good drainage and a sunny spot, and grows in most climates except tropical. Can be used for flower gardens, borders, and looks lovely in containers. Withstands moderate frost. Can take drought, but dry spells may reduce the flowering. Fertilise with a low phosphorus native fertiliser. This plant grows from underground rhizomes.

Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 0.8
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Conostylis candicans
Common Name : Cotton Heads
Height : 0.8
Flower Color : 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