Tetratheca thymifolia – Black Eyed Susan


This is a delightful small shrub that provides a brilliant spring display with its pendulous black-centred bell-shaped blooms. It forms a multi-stemmed plant that is surprisingly tough when grown in a well drained sunny or lightly shaded position in the garden. Give it a light trim and a feed after flowering. It makes an outstanding pot plant as well.


Family : Tremandraceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.75
Flowering Time : Spring, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Special Uses : Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Tetratheca thymifolia
Common Name : Black Eyed Susan
Height : 1
Flower Color : White, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects