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Spiny Cottonheads

Spiny Cottonheads are an easy-to-grow, clumping, grass-like plant with attractive yellow flower-heads.

Small Plants Grass-like Perennial Prickly Characters Suitable for Pots Waterwise

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Noongar Name: Unknown

Scientific Name: Conostylis aculeata

Performance: Easy to grow

Size: Perennial with a maximum height up to 30cm

Flower: Yellow

Flowering Time: Djilba – Kambarang (Sep – Nov)

Natural Distribution: Grows locally in the Perth region

Growing at a Glance

See Growing Guide for more detail

Position: Adaptable to sunny and light-shade positions

Watering: A waterwise, drought-hardy plant.

Feeding: Will benefit from some supplementary feeding.

Pruning: Generally not needed.

Waterwise Listing

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This provides habitat for Invertebrates, and Reptiles


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