A small shrub native to the south west of Western Australia, it grows to around half a metre tall. It bears eye catching starry bright yellow flowers in summer. It naturally grows on sandy soils, and likes good drainage in a raised bed and a sunny to lightly shaded spot. Growing in a large container is also good plan. In humid climates it can be prone to fungal disease, so is best as a short lived specimen or grown in drier areas. Good for nectar loving insects, and can be used as a cut flower. Drought tolerant.
|Scientific Name:||Calytrix flavescens|
|Common Name:||Star Flower|
|Other Common Names:||Summer Starflower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
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