Starry white winter flowers, feathery vibrant golden year-round foliage, a lovely informal hedge or shrub for cottage gardens and a backdrop to complement other flowering plants. The first image shows golden diosma with salvias, the second with tea tree and nandina.
Blue flower image: Sean OHara via Flickr; Red flower image: cultivar413 via Flickr cropped to size.
DESCRIPTION: Evergold shrub with bushy heath-type aromatic foliage and starry white flowers autumn to spring. South African in origin but has naturalised happily in VIC. USES: Native gardens, coastal gardens, wildlife gardens, winter gardens. PLANTING: Plant in a sunny position in well-drained acid soil; avoid planting coleonemas in midsummer. Protect from frost and don't let young plants dry out. CARE: Mulch to keep the roots cooler in summer, and water well while plants are establishing. Trim lightly after flowering to promote new growth and compactness. Feed with a controlled release native fertiliser after flowering to keep it healthy and free-flowering HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1.5m H x 1 - 1.5m W. YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.