A naturally compact and delightful small shrub with a cascading habit, and aromatic light green foliage. It gets masses of soft pink buds in early spring which open to white star shaped flowers in mid to late spring. It needs a well drained soil in a sunny to part shaded spot, and will cope with dry spells once it becomes established. Great for containers and on banks and walls where it can spill over, as a feature plant or mass planted. Mulch to suppress weeds, add organic matter and to cool the soil, this also helps to avoid root disturbance. A good easy care plant.
|Scientific Name:||Philotheca buxifolia|
|Cultivar:||Cascade Of Stars|
|Common Name:||Wax Flower|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Dense foliage, Mound-shaped|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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