Lasiopetalum baueri ‘Prostrate’ – Slender Velvet Bush

A ground covering shrub with pink coloured flowers in spring. The flowers are actually the calyx, and are quite decorative and profuse, and can be cut to use for dried flowers. A hardy plant for dry areas. Likes a sunny position in well drained soils. Drought and frost tolerant, and suitable for coastal planting.

Family : Malvaceae
Cultivar Name: Prostrate
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Saline
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Erosion control, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Lasiopetalum baueri
Common Name : Slender Velvet Bush
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects