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A beautiful medium sized shrub, with intense silvery grey foliage and stems and mauve-purple flowers in spring which contrast well with the ghost-like leaves. It is very soft and tactile to touch, an added delight for the gardener. It is a West Australian native and most nursery stock has been grafted onto a hardier rootstock which helps to give the plant greater hardiness. It needs excellent drainage, and a sunny spot, and only fertilise with a good native plant food. It is drought hardy and tolerant of mild frost once established.
Flower colour: mauve purple
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1.2 metres
Maximum width: 1.5 metres
Minimum width: 1.2 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies, bees.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Loam: dry, well-drained.
Clay: not specified.
Fungal rot in wet conditions
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Good native fertiliser.