Plant of the Month: Thryptomene baeckeacea

Our Plant of the Month for December is the Thryptomene baeckeacea which is a small shrub endemic to Western Australia. It has a low sprawling habit, growing between 20cm and 1 metre high  with masses of small and dainty white, pink or purple flowers between May and October. They suit a wide range of soil types and grow in sun or part shade. They are happy in coastal gardens, tolerate lime and light frost and are drought hardy. They can be used as an informal low hedge and look spectacular when mass planted.