Homoranthus thomasii

A medium sized shrub growing to around 2 metres tall, it has aromatic grey green leaves and pretty clusters of pendulous pink flowers in autumn to the end of winter. It needs part shade and well drained soil, performs well in containers. It naturally grows on sandstone in inland Queensland. It used to be known as Darwinia thomasii.

Family:Myrtaceae
Scientific Name:Homoranthus thomasii
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:1.5 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Fragrant
Attracts Wildlife: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. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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