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.
|Scientific Name:||Dampiera stricta|
|Plant Type:||Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|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|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant|
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