A ground covering shrub with pink coloured flowers in spring. The flowers are actually the calyx, and are quite decorative and profuse, and can be cut to use for dried flowers. A hardy plant for dry areas. Likes a sunny position in well drained soils. Drought and frost tolerant, and suitable for coastal planting.
|Scientific Name:||Lasiopetalum baueri|
|Common Name:||Slender Velvet Bush|
|Other Common Names:||Native Hollyhock|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 0.6 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 2 metre|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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