A compact, prostrate dwarf shrub with short thick aromatic foliage and masses of multi-hued pink waxy star flowers mainly in autumn and spring, with spot flowers at other times possible. Butterflies, moths and dainty harmless native bees love the flowers. Use as a mounding groundcover in beds, cascading over banks or walls, or as a pot plant for balconies, courtyards and patios. Prefers cool moist conditions, can be shorter lived in hot and windy areas.
|Scientific Name:||Crowea exalata|
|Cultivar:||Green Cape Crowea|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Summer, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects, Lizards|
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