Eriostemon (now Philotheca)
Genus Species: Eriostemon (now Philotheca)
Common / Product Name: Soft Swirl
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS) and MEDIUM SHRUB (MS)
Height x Width: 0.8m x 0.8m
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: High
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Late Winter / ends: Early Spring
Flower Colour: White star like flowers with rouge centre.
Irrigation: Will requires watering over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Occasional temperatures as low as -3°C once established.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures to the Low 40’s°C for short periods. Not suitable for humidity. Suits coastal areas with good air flow.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.