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.
|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|
|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|
|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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