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Dampiera 'Mallee Mauve'

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Plant description

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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.

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: mauve
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.4 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.4 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

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

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Diseases

Root rot in very wet conditions

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.

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