Dampiera diversifolia


A prostrate perennial with the brightest blue to purple-blue flowers in spring and summer, with contrasting pale centres. It grows from 25 centimetres to a metre across, and is a great groundcovering plant. It comes from the south of Western Australia, and it can do well in a good range of conditions, but best performance is in well drained soil. Good frost tolerance. Feed with a good native fertiliser in spring. Propagation is from cuttings.

Scientific Name:Dampiera diversifolia
Common Name:Dampiera
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Yellow, Blue, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Dense foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants