A useful and decorative tall shrub to 2 metres tall, with large showy and lightly fragrant lemon yellow flowers with dark red centres. It is compact, and can be pruned after flowering to further encourage a more dense habit. Great for screening and informal hedging, coastal gardens. Flower petals are edible and can be used for jam, syrup and cordial. Can be grown in all states, and has the advantage of being tolerant of light frost and drought. Can have occasional spikiness to stems.
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 2.5 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Pink, Purple|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn, All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Poolside, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Tropical, Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Hedge, Feature plant, Screen, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Edible, Playground friendly|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.