Philotheca myoporoides ‘Moon Shadow’ – Wax Flower


A hardy small shrub with boldly variegated leaves. It has white flowers from late winter through spring. Adapts to a wide range of climates and soil types to create year round interest in the garden. At its best in part shade but also good for sunnier spots too. Good cut flower as well.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Moon Shadow
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped, Variegated
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Philotheca myoporoides
Common Name : Wax Flower
Height : 1.5
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects