Sturt’s Desert Rose
(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
A native of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia in arid central Australia regions where it prefers light well-drained soils in a sunny open position. It is frost and drought tolerant.
An evergreen shrub to 1 metre with a spread of 1 metre, the stem is stiff and erect with a dome-shaped crown of large, greyish-green leaves with black dots.
The flowers are pale purple, five petalled which are darker at the base, and hibiscus-like 12cm across. The shrub blooms in summer.
Offered is a packet of 20 seeds and Grownotes to assist you to cultivate this unusual plant.
All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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