Calocephalus Brownii

Everything you need to know about this unique plant

The Calocephalus browniialso known as "snow cushion" or "silver wool bush," is a fascinating and unique ornamental plant that has gained popularity in gardening and landscape design. Native to Australia, this perennial plant belongs to the Asteraceae family and is characterized by its distinctive appearance and easy care.



This plant is known for its fluffy, silvery appearance. Its small, linear leaves are densely clustered around the stems, creating a smooth, compact texture.


This plant usually reaches heights of 20 to 30 centimeters, with a similar diameter, forming rounded, compact clumps that make it ideal for garden borders, pots and flower arrangements. It is also perfect for kokedama.


Although the flowers of Calocephalus brownii are insignificant compared to its showy foliage, it occasionally produces small yellow or white flowers during the growing season.

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    This plant prefers sunny or partially shaded locations in the garden. Adequate exposure to sunlight will promote compact, healthy growth.


    This shrub is not picky about soil type, as long as it has good drainage. It adapts well to sandy, clay or even rocky soils. In kokedama, as we do with our special substrate, Akadama, it grows in optimal conditions.


    Although it is drought resistant once established, regular watering is recommended during its first year of growth to encourage a healthy root system. Avoid waterlogging, as this can lead to root rot.


    Calocephalus brownii responds well to light pruning to maintain its compact form and promote dense growth. Pruning can be done in early spring before the active growing season.

      In conclusion, Calocephalus brownii is a versatile and attractive plant that adds visual and textural interest to any garden or landscape space. If you are interested, at this link you will find our Calocephalus Kokedamathe Kokedama version of this wonderful plant.