Tetratheca pilosa – Pink Eye

A small shrub that is rather insignificant when not in flower, but is enlivened by bright mauve-pink nodding flowers from winter through to summer. Naturally occurring in NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania in heathland and sclerophyll forest. Grows in sun to part shade.

Scientific Name:Tetratheca pilosa
Family:Elaeocarpaceae
Common Name:Black Eyed Susan
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly

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Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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