Philotheca myoporoides ‘Profusion’ – Wax Flower


A charming and hardy small shrub that adapts well to a wide range of environments. The smallish leaves have a wonderful apple-like fragrance when crushed. A spectacular plant when in flower in winter and spring, but also looks attractive for the rest of the year. A great plant for a shrubbery or pot. A very good cut flower as well. Good in dappled shade but can take a sunny position as well.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Profusion
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
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, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pollution tolerant, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Philotheca myoporoides
Common Name : Wax Flower
Height : 1
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
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