Thomasia pygmaea – Tiny Thomasia

A small but striking plant hailing from the south-west of Western Australia, thomasia bears the unusual forms of intriguing magenta spotted lantern-shaped flowers in spring and summer. These small reddish speckles also occur on the stems and leaves.
Well worth growing for its fascinating forms, however it will not generally thrive in areas with humid summers.
A unique addition to rockeries, it also works perfectly as a container plant, allowing you to enjoy its singular visual appeal on balconies or patios.
Tip prune often to maintain good appearance.

Family : Malvaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Decorative fruit, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Thomasia pygmaea
Common Name : Tiny Thomasia
Height : 0.4
Flower Color : Pink, Mauve
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant, Wildflower meadow
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects