A small and very useful shrub, growing to around a metre high and wide, with dainty pink flowers covering the pendulous branches in late winter and spring, and some spot flowering for the rest of the year. A great plant for cut flower use, and this helps to prune it as well to create a more dense shape and more profuse flowering in the following season. It has quite small leaves which have an aromatic smell. A great filler plant in the garden and in containers.
Tolerant of moderate frosts, has few pest problems, very easy care plant. Good in sun to part shade, adaptable to most soils, likes moderate drainage.
|Scientific Name:||Thryptomene saxicola|
|Common Name:||Heath Myrtle|
|Other Common Names:||Rock Thryptomene|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Width:||0.8 ~ 1 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Fragrant|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
The information provided on the Gardening With Angus website is provided for general educational purposes about a variety of Australian plants. We recommend you seek further advice from qualified professionals regarding your own individual circumstances. Further disclaimer information>>
WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT
Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-
MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –