The attractively layered form of this plant along with the cream yellow flowers and grey green foliage are its outstanding features. Use it as feature shrub for the front of a garden bed or as an interesting rockery ‘living sculpture’. It grows to around 30 centimetres high, and spreads out to around a metre wide. It is virtually maintenance free. The foliage is aromatic when crushed.
|Scientific Name:||Homoranthus prolixus|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Cream, Yellow|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage|
|Special Features:||Erosion control, Fast growing, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
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