How to grow Pink Waxflower, Philotheca myoporoides (syn Eriostemon myoporoides)

Pink Waxflower, Philotheca myoporoides (syn Eriostemon myoporoides)


Photo - Linda Ross

Pink Waxflower Philotheca myoporoides (Eriostemon myoporoides)


Its botanical name recently changed, but this plant’s common name, of pink waxflower, remains. So too, does the scented foliage on this medium size shrub, that makes it ever popular in pots and garden beds. As it bursts into abundant flower in mid winter until spring, it further consolidates its attractiveness in the garden.

Once established it is very hardy and drought tolerant. It attracts birds to the garden. A tip prune after flowering maintains its compact shape and size.

 

Text: Ally Jackson

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Author: Ally Jackson