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plant type

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water      hardiness

project type

urban and commercial

soil type and drainage

light - sandy soils
medium - loamy soils
good drainage

Patersonia sp.

purple flag

Clumping plant with strap-like leaves. Clumps are usually around 30cm in height and width. Produces many flowering stems, held above the foliage, occuring in spring and summer.
cultural notesRequires full sun in well drained soils.
maintenanceRemove spent flowers, stems and dead foliage.
toleratesDrought and frost tolerant.
flowering seasonSpring and Summer.
flower colourVarying shades of purple. Each flower only lasts a few hours, but plants produce a succession of flowers.
foliage colourMid to dark green strap-like foliage to 50cm long.
widthup to 0.5m
heightup to 0.5m
plant spacing30cm apart
recommended usesAttractive floral displays make this a good feature plant or in mass plantings. Useful in rockeries.
plant image creditsCreative Commons License Ian Sutton

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