Dampiera stricta – Blue Dampiera

A delightful small perennial plant with lovely blue to mauve flowers  from autumn to summer, with a main flush in spring. Great for feature and massed planting and works well in containers, alone or with other plants. It will lightly sucker and spread to around a metre but is not aggressive. Reasonably hardy, best in well drained soils and sun to part shade. Tolerates light frost once established. Grows naturally from mid Queensland to Tasmania.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Dampiera stricta
Common Name:Dampiera
Plant Type:Clumping perennial
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.3 metres
Flower Colour:Blue
Flowering Time:Spring, All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Border plant
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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