Much-loved native shrub, lovely in full spring bloom when it's covered with vibrant tiny magenta bells - cut some stems to enjoy the gentle fragrance in a vase indoors. It takes a little extra care to provide the perfect cultivation conditions for these plants, but they're worth it. Bred at the famous Kings Park Botanic Gardens in Perth.
DESCRIPTION: Dainty native flowering shrub with evergreen leaves, lightly scented deep pink-magenta round bell flowers in winter-spring. USES: Native and cottage gardens. PLANTING: Plant in a sheltered spot in dappled shade. Free-draining slightly acid soil with plenty of organic matter will give best results. Mulch tubestock with gravel after planting to regulate soil temperatures and keep roots cool and moist as the young plant establishes. Tolerates a light frost. CARE: Water regularly - don't let plants dry out or become waterlogged. A prune once flowering has finished will help give the plant shape and encourage new growth - make it easier by cutting flowering stems to enjoy indoors. Follow with an application of a slow release fertiliser for natives, and fresh mulch. HEIGHT & WIDTH: to 1m H x to 1m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.