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Dampiera 'Mallee Mauve' is a perennial ornamental plant with showy spikes of mauve flowers which contrast nicely with the greyish foliage colour. It grows into a naturally nice shape, half a metre high and wide, and is great for container growing and for sunny gardens. A good waterwise plant, and likes a well drained soil. It is long flowering, from spring through summer.
Flower colour: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer
Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Root rot in very wet conditions
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.