Westringia glabra ‘Deep Purple’ – Coastal Rosemary

A wonderfully low maintenance small shrub, Deep Purple has glossy green foliage and bright purple flowers that appear year round. A great landscaping plant, can be left to grow naturally or given a light prune once or twice a year to shape and encourage more dense growth. Likes full sun to part shade, clay, loam and well drained soil types. Frost tolerant and great for coastal gardens. A good waterwise plant.

 

Family:Lamiaceae
Scientific Name:Westringia glabra
Cultivar:Deep Purple
Common Name:Coastal Rosemary
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Clay, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Hedge, Topiary, Feature plant, Screen, Windbreak
Special Uses:Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Butterflies, Other insects

 

 


 

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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