Philotheca myoporoides ‘Ruby Cascade’ – Wax Flower

A delightful and easy care medium sized shrub that gets covered with starry white flowers and red buds in late winter to spring, and will bloom over a couple of months. The stems make superb cut flowers with a bonus  spicy apple fragrance, and cutting will improve the plant shape creating a more compact habit. It is a hardy and waterwise plant once it gets established. It grows to around 60 cms tall and to a metre wide, and is a good plant around playgrounds as the stems are flexible not woody. Also great in containers. Good in sun to part shade, drought and frost tolerant and is naturally neat growing. It can be pruned to size if needed. This plant used to be known as Eriostomen myoporoides.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name: Ruby Cascade
Plant Type : Small shrub, Large shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly, Pollution tolerant, Fast growing, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Philotheca myoporoides
Common Name : Wax Flower
Height : 0.6
Flower Color : White, Red, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects