Chamelaucium x Verticordia ‘Paddy’s Pink’ – Wax Flower

 

This medium sized shrub is a hybrid between Chamelaucium and Verticordia. It has a profusion of rose pink flowers in spring, which are great cut flowers. It grows to around 2 metres tall and wide. The foliage has a spicy fragrance.
Likes a well drained soil in a sunny spot, and dislikes too much humidity. Prune lightly after flowering to encourage a more dense habit, and feed in spring with a low phosphorus native fertilizer.

Scientific Name:Chamelaucium x Verticordia
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Wax Flower
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Fragrant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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