This is a delightful small shrub that provides a brilliant spring display with its pendulous black-centred bell-shaped blooms. It forms a multi-stemmed plant that is surprisingly tough when grown in a well drained sunny or lightly shaded position in the garden. Give it a light trim and a feed after flowering. It makes an outstanding pot plant as well.
|Scientific Name:||Tetratheca thymifolia|
|Common Name:||Black Eyed Susan|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.75 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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