A small spreading shrub with horizontal branching habit, tiny aromatic leaves with white flowers. Main flowering is in spring, with spot flowering at other times through the year. Thryptomene is a great cut flower. It is a tough, drought tolerant plant, and is good for a low maintenance garden. Likes a well drained soil and sunny to lightly shaded position. Fertilise in spring and autumn. Frost tolerant once established.
|Scientific Name:||Thryptomene saxicola|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Fragrant|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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