Platysace deflexa – Youlk

An uncommon perennial with ferny foliage, in the same family as carrots, it is noted for its edible tubers. Growing in southern Western Australia, from Albany to Esperance on gravelly and sandy soils. It has white flowers in summer. It is also known as the Ravensthorpe radish.

Family:Apiaceae
Scientific Name:Platysace deflexa
Common Name:Youlk
Plant Type:Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Plant Environment:Container growing
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Bulb
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Special Uses:Edible

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

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