This is a small shrub, notable for its unusual dark violet flowers. Native to sandy soils of Western Australia, it will grow best in a light to medium well drained soil, with light shade to full sun.
A great choice for coastal regions, and for container growing.
It will tolerate light pruning, above the green foliage of the plant.
The Violet Banksia is a slow-growing plant, and can take some years to flower if grown from seed.
|Scientific Name:||Banksia violacea|
|Other Common Names:||Violet Banksia|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Nectar eating birds|
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you. Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-