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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.  
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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.  This information about Philotheca verrucosa 'Starbright' displayed is based on research conducted in our library and from reliable online resources. We will also note observations that we have made about it as it grows in the gardens in our nursery and those elsewhere, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others, and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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