Chamelaucium ‘Sweet Rosie’ – Geraldton Wax Flower

Chamelaucium ‘Sweet Rosie’ is a medium sized shrub which has spectacular flowers in spring. They start off white and age to red-pink, and make great cut flowers. The bush is 2 metres high and wide. The foliage has a spicy fragrance when crushed.
Best grown in a well drained soil in a sunny spot. Feed in spring with a low phosphorus native plant fertiliser. Give a light prune after flowering if desired to keep the plant habit dense. Can take light frost.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Chamelaucium
Cultivar:Sweet Rosie
Common Name:Geraldton Wax Flower
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

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-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.