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Conostylis candicans

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Conostylis candicans Syn Conostylis albicans, Conostylis bracteata, Cottonheads,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Grasses, Strappy & Tufting Clumping, Tufting

A fantastic Australian native, famed for its soft silvery colour of the foliage. It sits erect and stands in a dense clump, and looks excellent when planted en masse. During spring and summer a beautiful display of yellow flowers is held above the foliage of the plant, on silver stems that match the foliage. These are attractive to native bees and butterflies. Low maintenance, frost hardy and dry tolerant variety that’s well suited to any native style garden or one requiring little maintenance. Grows approx. 30-80cm H x 30-80cm W.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
30-60cm 30-60cm

Position: Soil Type:
TBA Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot, Native Garden

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Haemodoraceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Grey, Silver
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: High
Wind: High