Calytrix fraseri – Star Flower

A small shrub native to Western Australia, it naturally grows on sandy soils, so needs good drainage and a drier climate to grow at its best. It has lovely starry pink or purple flowers with contrasting stamens in spring, and makes a good cut flower. Likes a sunny to lightly shaded spot, in built up beds to assist the drainage. Feed in spring with a good native fertiliser. Can be short lived in humid climates. Does well for pot culture. The foliage has a spicy fragrance when crushed. Tip prune to encourage a more dense habit.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Calytrix fraseri
Common Name:Star Flower
Other Common Names:Pink Summer Calytrix
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.2 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.2 ~ 0.6 metres
Flower Colour:Pink, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower 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
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.