Laurentia axillaris ‘Pink Star’ – Pink Star Creeper

Laurentia axillaris ‘Pink Star’ is a profusely flowering herbaceous perennial plant with pink starry flowers from spring to autumn. It prefers damp well drained soils, full sun to part shade, and needs protection from frosts. It is a hardy and trouble free plant for long lasting floral displays, and has an attractive mounding habit. The spent flowers shed naturally, a great low maintenance feature of this pretty plant. It is good for borders, rockeries, mass planting and for container growing. Water regularly in warm weather, and feed with a good native fertiliser in spring, being sure to water in well afterwards to avoid leaf burn.

 

Family:Lobeliaceae
Scientific Name:Laurentia axillaris
Cultivar:Pink Star
Common Name:Pink Star Creeper
Plant Type:Ground cover, Clumping perennial
Height:0.30.2 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant
Special Uses:Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, 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. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.