Calytrix fraseri – Star Flower

A small shrub native to Western Australia, it naturally grows on sandy soils, so needs good drainage and a drier climate to grow at its best. It has lovely starry pink or purple flowers with contrasting stamens in spring, and makes a good cut flower. Likes a sunny to lightly shaded spot, in built up beds to assist the drainage. Feed in spring with a good native fertiliser. Can be short lived in humid climates. Does well for pot culture. The foliage has a spicy fragrance when crushed. Tip prune to encourage a more dense habit.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.6
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Calytrix fraseri
Common Name : Star Flower
Height : 1
Flower Color : Pink, Purple
pH Level : Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects