This species flowers during most months of the year, resting only in extremes of heat and cold, and with flushes in autumn and spring. Pointed buds open to five-petalled starry flowers 2 cm across, in clear tints of rose purple. They are of a solid waxy substance, and make a vivid display for the size of the plant. Before falling they close again to look like buds of deeper pink. Propagation by cuttings is easy using tip growth (which is very soft in character), at a half-ripe stage.
Nurseries dealing in native plants usually stock this small shrub and it should be planted in light, lime-free soil. A position with some shade is desirable - otherwise the soil should be shaded in some way from hot sun. This may be done by surrounding the plant with 5-10 cm of leaves, bush litter or compost. Rocks make an attractive setting, and in fact this is a beautiful rockery subject. Pruning should be done to maintain bushy growth, or a straggly plant with bare stems may develop. The end of winter is a good time to do this - or any time when sprigs of cut flowers are wanted, as these are dainty and long-lasting in water.
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This is such a beautiful little flower. Thank you for sharing and hosting too!ReplyDelete
Those are lovely flowers. Thank you also for the information about it.ReplyDelete
Crowea are lovely cute flowers. pretty colour is attractive.ReplyDelete
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I love purple flowers. So gorgeous!ReplyDelete
Thank you for introducing us to this beautiful flowerReplyDelete
What a sweet and pretty little flower!ReplyDelete
I've not heard of this one, but it sure would look great in my garden :)ReplyDelete