An upright somewhat open small shrub. The distinctive feature is the way the flower colour changes from white to mauve-purple as it ages. A great feature plant, good for cut flowers. Likes good drainage, suits acid to alkaline soils. Light pruning after flowering will increase bushiness.
|Common Name:||Geraldton Wax Flower|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 2 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies|
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