Genus Species: Lasiopetalum baueri
Common / Product Name: Slender Velvet Bush or Native Hollyhock
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS)
Height x Width: 0.7 – 0.7m x 1.00 – 1.00m
Pruning: None Light
Frost Tolerance: High
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Medium / Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: High
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Pale Pink
Irrigation: Very hardy, no watering required once established if planted in suitable conditions.
Lower Temperatures: High frost tolerance. Once established temperatures as low as -8°C for short periods provided the foliage is above frost line.
Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C for short spells.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.