Conostylis robusta – Cotton Heads

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.

Family : Haemodoraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Width : 0.6
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Conostylis robusta
Common Name : Cotton Heads
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Yellow, Gold
pH Level : Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects