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Asterolasia species 'Dungowan Creek' (Asterolasia)

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Plant description

asterolasia sp. dungowan creek

This very rare plant originates from Dungowan Dam in north eastern NSW and features soft grey green oval leaves and gorgeous white starry flowers in spring & summer. It needs a well drained spot so a pot is ideal or perhaps a rockery where it can feature. Trim it back by about 20% when it has finished flowering to encouarge more flowers for next year.

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring

Plant size

Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: 1.5 metres

Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: not specified.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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