Spyridium ‘Edna Walling Nimbus’ – Dusty Miller

A dense ground covering shrub with shiny dark green foliage of intricate shape, and contrasting silver floral bracts and perfumed white flowers. Often visited by butterflies. A startling contrasting ground cover well suited to path edges, rockeries, or as a beautiful and easy to grow container plant.

Family:Rhamnaceae
Scientific Name:Spyridium
Cultivar:Edna Walling Nimbus
Common Name:Spyridium
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.6 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Fragrant, Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies

 

 


 

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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