Pityrodia terminalis – Native Foxglove

A colourful and drought resistant native alternative to exotic foxgloves, with very attractive felty textured grey foliage. It is a perennial shrub growing to around a metre high and wide. Native to Western Australia, it grows on a range of soil types and likes a sunny position. It flowers from winter to spring, and can vary from white to pale pink all the way to red-purple. Prune after the flowers die back to tidy up and to encourage a compact habit.

Scientific Name:Pityrodia terminalis
Family:Lamiaceae
Common Name:Native Foxglove
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Red, Pink, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Column-shaped, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Biennial, Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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