Thomasia pygmaea – Tiny Thomasia

A small but striking plant hailing from the south-west of Western Australia, thomasia bears the unusual forms of intriguing magenta spotted lantern-shaped flowers in spring and summer. These small reddish speckles also occur on the stems and leaves.
Well worth growing for its fascinating forms, however it will not generally thrive in areas with humid summers.
A unique addition to rockeries, it also works perfectly as a container plant, allowing you to enjoy its singular visual appeal on balconies or patios.
Tip prune often to maintain good appearance.

Scientific Name:Thomasia pygmaea
Family:Malvaceae
Common Name:Tiny Thomasia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Decorative fruit, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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