Chamelaucium x Verticordia ‘Paddy’s Pink’ – Wax Flower


This medium sized shrub is a hybrid between Chamelaucium and Verticordia. It has a profusion of rose pink flowers in spring, which are great cut flowers. It grows to around 2 metres tall and wide. The foliage has a spicy fragrance.
Likes a well drained soil in a sunny spot, and dislikes too much humidity. Prune lightly after flowering to encourage a more dense habit, and feed in spring with a low phosphorus native fertilizer.

Scientific Name:Chamelaucium x Verticordia
Cultivar:Paddy's Pink
Common Name:Wax Flower
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Width:2 ~ 2.5 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Fragrant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects






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.