A low mounding shrub with silvery green aromatic foliage, dense and very attractively set on fine stems. Vivid orange-red bracted flowers attracts honeyeaters, butterflies and exquisite harmless native bees to the nectar and pollen. A fast and effective groundcover in small or large gardens. Also great in rockeries or in containers on patio or deck.
|Scientific Name:||Darwinia citriodora|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Orange|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Mildly acid, Neutral, Mildly alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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