Pityrodia terminalis – Native Foxglove

A colourful and drought resistant native alternative to exotic foxgloves, with very attractive felty textured grey foliage. It is a perennial shrub growing to around a metre high and wide. Native to Western Australia, it grows on a range of soil types and likes a sunny position. It flowers from winter to spring, and can vary from white to pale pink all the way to red-purple. Prune after the flowers die back to tidy up and to encourage a compact habit.

Scientific Name:Pityrodia terminalis
Common Name:Native Foxglove
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Red, Pink, Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Column-shaped, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Biennial, Perennial
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects






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


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


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.