Genus Species: Thryptomene saxicola
Common / Product Name: FC Payne
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS)
Height x Width: 1m x 1.5m
Pruning: Light Medium
Frost Tolerance: Medium
Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance: Well Drained
Coastal Tolerance: Medium
Drought Tolerance: Medium
Origin: Australian Plant
Flowering: starts: Spring
Flower Colour: Pinky Mauve
Irrigation: Will require watering over long dry periods.
Lower Temperatures: Requires a cool root run, good to plant in rockeries, can tolerate low temperatures as low as -3°C, needs protection from direct frost.
Upper Temperatures: Temperatures in the Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C.
Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer, supplement with iron to prevent yellowing of leaves.
Environment: Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.