Lasiopetalum baueri ‘Prostrate’ – Slender Velvet Bush

A ground covering shrub with pink coloured flowers in spring. The flowers are actually the calyx, and are quite decorative and profuse, and can be cut to use for dried flowers. A hardy plant for dry areas. Likes a sunny position in well drained soils. Drought and frost tolerant, and suitable for coastal planting.

Scientific Name:Lasiopetalum baueri
Family:Malvaceae
Common Name:Slender Velvet Bush
Other Common Names:Native Hollyhock
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.5 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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