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.

Family:Malvaceae
Scientific Name:Guichenotia ledifolia
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

 

 


 

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

 

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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