Bauera rubioides – River Rose

This is one of those extremely useful Australian native shrubs that grows well in moist soils and also flowers well in shady spots. The River Dog Rose is commonly found growing along shady creek banks in eastern Australia where it forms a low growing habit that is dotted with delicate pink flowers sporadically through the year. It makes a great understorey plant under trees as well as being a good feature plant in shady spots behind fences etc. It also works well as a pot plant or low growing hedge. It does need consistently moist soil to be at its best, but it is a good indicator plant that will wilt when it needs moisture and perk back up after watering.

Family : Baueraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage, Boggy poorly drained
Special Uses : Bonsai, Bog gardens, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Bauera rubioides
Common Name : River Rose
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Light shade, Half shade, Heavy shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies