Guichenotia ledifolia

A small attractive shrub around a metre high and wide, a good waterwise plant as it naturally occurs in low rainfall areas of Western Australia. It has nodding pink to mauve flowers from mid winter through most of spring, and narrow leaves covered in fine blue grey downy hair. The calyx is the showy part of the flower, with the true petals less significant. Best in a well drained soil, likes dappled shade to sunny positions. Prune after flowering to create a more dense growth habit. Naturally occurs on limestone soils in coastal Western Australia.

Scientific Name:Guichenotia ledifolia
Family:Malvaceae
Height:0.4 ~ 1.5 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink, Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Propagation Method:Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.