Wahlenbergia stricta ‘White Mist’ – Flax Lily

 

Wahlenbergia ‘White Mist’ is a grass-like, clumping perennial with delightful pure white flowers highlighting the bright green foliage. It blooms mainly in spring and summer, and once established, is very hardy and maintanance free. A good plant for borders, rockeries, flower gardens and containers.

Family:Campanulaceae
Scientific Name:Wahlenbergia stricta
Cultivar:White Mist
Common Name:Flax Lily
Other Common Names:Australian Bluebell
Plant Type:Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Height:0.3 ~ 0.6 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:White
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Saline
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Indoor, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Cold climate, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Growth Habit:Dense foliage
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Propagation Method:Division
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Border plant
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Other insects, Mammals

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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