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Dampiera diversifolia

Common Name:

Plant Type:
Evergreen perennial
Family:
Goodeniaceae (The Goodenia Family)
Geographic Origin:
Australia
California Native?:
No
Plant Size:
3-5 inches high
Landscape/Garden Uses:
rock gardens
Flowering Season:
Spring and summer
Flower Color:
Dark blue
Exposure:
Sun or light shade
Soils:
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
Prostrate, woody-based perennial forms mats perhaps 3 feet or more broad. The slender stems are neatly lined by narrow, shiny leaves. The whole plant is carpeted in spring with half inch blossoms painted intense blue-violet, marked with yellow. A good small-scale ground cover. Sun or light shade near the coast, part shade inland, with well drained, non-alkaline soil and moderate watering. It is hardy to around 20 degrees F.