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Conostylis candicans 'Silver Sunrise' (Cottonheads)

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Plant description

conostylis silver sunrise 003

conostylis silver sunrise 001

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A very useful compact clumping plant that features bright silver grass-like foliage and golden yellow balls of flower through spring. A fantastic border plant that is also stunning in a container. Great for a sunny position on a balcony or courtyard. Trim back the old flower stems and leaves after it flowers. A member of the kangaroo paw family.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.2 metres
Minimum height: 0.15 metres

Maximum width: 0.3 metres
Minimum width: 0.2 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: general purpose.

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