Dampiera trigona

A showy plant in flower, with lovely blue-purple flowers in spring to summer. Low growing to 1 metre wide, it needs well drained soil, sun to part shade. Withstands light frost, drought tolerant, a bit of extra care with watering will see better growth. Great for planting to spill over walls, in pots and hanging baskets.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Dampiera trigona
Common Name:Dampiera
Plant Type:Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Blue, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
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

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

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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