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This delightful ground cover features beautifully textured colourful foliage that provides a year round highlight in the garden. Best in coastal areas of Western Australia but also grows well in well drained soils in other parts of southern Australia. It small red flowers are not prominent but they are produced all year round and attract small honey eating birds. Grow in full sun to get the best colour in the new foliage growth.
Flower colour: Red
Flowering season: spring summer autumn winter
Maximum height: 0.25 metres
Minimum height: 0.2 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 1.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Nectar feeding birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus native plant fertiliser.