Lasiopetalum discolor – Velvet Bush

A spreading shrub from coastal sand dunes in southern Western Australia. It has decorative pink calyxes in spring and summer, and is a hardy plant for dry areas and coastal plantings. Drought and frost tolerant. Needs a sandy free draining spot in full sun.

Scientific Name:Lasiopetalum discolor
Common Name:Velvet Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants