A very attractive low growing plant Conostylis setigera ‘Lemon lights’ has bright lemon coloured flowers. The foliage os upright soft and very
Best described as a low growing clumping plant, it grows well in full sun and makes a great addition to the garden border.
Like all of the genus, a sunny position and a well drained soil both essential. We suggest that in clay soils, or damp areas that you mound up the soil before planting to improve the drainage.
Conostylis setigera is another species that you can grow in a container, it is a very showy plant when in full flower and has attractive foliage through the year.
The named variety, ‘Lemon lights’ seems to have brighter flowers than the species.
Propagation is easy from seed, also possible by division. By division you will need to wait until the clump is large enough to remove a small part from the site ensuring it has some root system. It is not recommended to dig and divide.
- Botanical Name – Conostylis setigera ‘Lemon lights’
- Common Name – Bristly cottonhead,
- Position – Sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained with a dry summers.
- Height – To around 15cm depending on variety
- Spread – To around .30 cm
- Flowers – Bright Golden Yellow, tubular and flared.
- Flowering Time – Winter into Spring
- Foliage – Mid green.
- Frost tolerant – Light frosts only.
- Drought tolerant – Yes
Other Conostylis species include: