Calytrix flavescens – Summer Star Flower

A small shrub native to the south west of Western Australia, it grows to around half a metre tall. It bears eye catching starry bright yellow flowers in summer. It naturally grows on sandy soils, and likes good drainage in a raised bed and a sunny to lightly shaded spot. Growing in a large container is also good plan. In humid climates it can be prone to fungal disease, so is best as a short lived specimen or grown in drier areas. Good for nectar loving insects, and can be used as a cut flower. Drought tolerant.

Family : Myrtaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Calytrix flavescens
Common Name : Star Flower
Height : 0.8
Flower Color : Yellow
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects