Dampiera ‘Mallee Skies’

 

This is a beautiful little evergreen perennial Australian plant that can add a splash of blue to your garden. It flowers through spring and into early summer and is best suited to rockeries, raised beds and containers. Planting in these situations will give it the excellent drainage it requires to thrive. It can be short lived in more humid climates such as Sydney and Brisbane. Trimming off the spent flower stems in summer is pretty much the only maintenance required.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Dampiera
Cultivar:Mallee Skies
Common Name:Dampiera
Plant Type:Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.25 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.25 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
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

 


 

 

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