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Stackhousia monogyna

Creamy Stackhousia

Erect perennial herb branching at base from taproot.

Additional information

  • FamilyCelastraceae (syn. Stackhousiaceae)
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Size10-30 cm x 10-30 cm
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesNarrow erect pointed dark green leaves 10-30 mm x 1-3 mm, often scattered along stem.
  • Flower colourCream
  • Flowering timeAugust to January
  • FlowersCandle-like terminal spike of single small tubular flowers. Flowers perfumed, especially at night.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNectar for butterflies
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist to dryish well drained soils in open forests and woodlands. Frost tolerant. Semi-shade.
  • Garden useUsually not noticed until it flowers. Can form spreading patches. Attractive for small gardens, cottage gardens and rockeries.
  • Commercially availableAustralian plant & indigenous nurseries
  • Conservation statusLocally common within its preferred growing conditions
Photographer/s: 1 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Yarra Ranges Council photo library; 3 Barry Sheffield ©; 4 David Francis, NatureShare ©

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