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|
|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 Features:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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