Isop_anethifolius.JPG (43178 bytes)Isopogon anethifolius: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is known as the Narrow-leaf Drumsticks.
Isopogon anethifolius is an erect shrub that may reach a height of two metres. The specimen illustrated is in our gardens and has reached a height of one metre in three years.
The leaves are divided into segments and may be up to 16 centimetres long. The flowers are held in terminal, globular heads. They are usually cream and yellow. The flowers, on our plant, are more cream than yellow. Blooms appear in spring and early summer. They are often profuse. The flowers are followed by circular cones that are about two centimetres across. Each cone contains many seeds. The shape of the cone has given rise to the common name.
Foliage, flowers and fruits are all attractive features.
Isopogon anethifolius is a New South Wales species and is found in the central and southern coast and tablelands.
The Narrow-leaf Drumsticks would be an attractive addition to native garden beds.
The species is cultivated in the United States and was an early introduction to the United Kingdom.
Propagate from seed and cuttings.