Thryptomene saxicola ‘Supernova’ – Heath Myrtle


A small spreading shrub with horizontal branching habit, tiny aromatic leaves with white flowers. Main flowering is in spring, with spot flowering at other times through the year.  Thryptomene is a great cut flower. It is a tough, drought tolerant plant, and is good for a low maintenance garden. Likes a well drained soil and sunny to lightly shaded position. Fertilise in spring and autumn. Frost tolerant once established.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name: Supernova
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Fragrant oils, Bonsai, Pipe and drain friendly, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Thryptomene saxicola
Common Name : Thryptomene
Height : 0.8
Flower Color : White
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, 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