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Products > Philotheca verrucosa 'Starbright'
 
Philotheca verrucosa 'Starbright' - Fairy Wax Flower

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Rutaceae (Citrus)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [Eriostemon verrucosa]
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 10-15 F
Philotheca verrucosa 'Starbright' (Fairy Wax Flower) - A small evergreen flowering shrub 3 to 4 feet tall with small leaves. Pink buds open to pale pink starry flowers in profusion late winter to early spring, with scattered blooms throughout the rest of the year. Warty oil glands dot stems and lower leaves. Plant in full sun to part shade. Frost and drought tolerant. Hardy to 10-15 F. Attractive container plant or for a low informal hedge of border plant. Will grow in most soils, but not recommended for alkaline conditions. A 2004 UCSC Koala Blooms Introduction that we first started growing in 2004. It was an interesting but problematic plant and we discontinued growing it in 2008. It may be be available from other UCSC Koala Bloom partners such as Rosendale Nursery, Suncrest Nursery, Monterey Bay Nursery or Native Sons Nursery.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Philotheca 'Starbright' (UCSC).
 
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