A spreading shrub to a metre high and wide, it has masses of gorgeous pink-red tiny flowers through summer, which contrast nicely with the fine grey green foliage. Native to inland S.W. Western Australia, it grows on harsh sandy or loamy soils.
|Scientific Name:||Hypocalymma puniceum|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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