A charming and very adaptable low shrub, with masses of small and dainty flowers along the stems in autumn through winter. There are white, pink and purple flowering forms, and they can range from groundcovers to shrubs around a metre high. Suits a wide range of soil types, sun to part shade. Happy in coastal gardens, drought hardy, and very useful for cut flowers. The foliage is pleasantly aromatic. Looks great massed planted, and can be used for informal low hedging. Can be kept more compact if needed by regular pruning.
|Scientific Name:||Thryptomene baeckeacea|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Large shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 1.2 metres|
|Flower Colour:||White, Pink, Mauve|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade, Half shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped, Weeping|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Propagation Method:||Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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