Wahlenbergia stricta Fairy Mist has delicate pink flowers on a compact, soft-wooded perennial. It flowers throughout the warmer months of the year. An outstanding plant for a cottage garden style as it forms small clumps that lightly sucker from the roots to ensure the plant’s survival if things get dry. It will tend to spread slowly in the garden by those suckers, so if you wish to limit its influence in the garden then only grow it in a pot. The only maintenance required is to chop off dead flower stems if and when they become unsightly.
|Scientific Name:||Wahlenbergia stricta|
|Common Name:||Native Bluebell|
|Other Common Names:||Flax Lily|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer, Autumn|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, 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, Half shade|
|Soil Moisture:||Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Special Uses:||Fast growing, Playground friendly|
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