Lasiopetalum discolor – Velvet Bush

A spreading shrub from coastal sand dunes in southern Western Australia. It has decorative pink calyxes in spring and summer, and is a hardy plant for dry areas and coastal plantings. Drought and frost tolerant. Needs a sandy free draining spot in full sun.

Family : Malvaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Saline
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Lasiopetalum discolor
Common Name : Velvet Bush
Height : 1
Flower Color : Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects