A low growing and suckering perennial with gorgeous sky blue flowers which will colour the garden from winter to spring. It has attractive grey green foliage. It likes a moist but free draining soil, and is also good for container growing. Needs a low phosphorus native fertiliser.
|Scientific Name:||Dampiera stenophylla|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Lifespan:||Perennial, Short lived|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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