Crowea exalata “Dark Side”Commonly know as:
- Pot Sizes: 150 mm
- Growth Habitat: SS
- Flowering Times: SPR
“Darkside” is a wonderful, hardy small growing Crowea exalata, selected for its extremely dark flowers. During autumn, winter and early spring it is smothered in dark pink star flowers. As an added bonus it is a highly adaptable plant with beautiful aromatic foliage.
Native bees and butterflies find this wonderful plant hard to resist and congregate en masse though-out the flowering season. It looks great planted in mixed gardens, or as a mass planting to create a swathe of pink stars.
“Darkside” grows and flowers best in a well drained soil in a sunny position with protection from hot afternoon sun. If the soil is poorly drained a raised garden bed is recommended. Alternatively it makes a fine pot specimen, using a premium Australian native potting mix. “Darkside” is a hardy plant tolerating frosty conditions. After establishment in the ground, it requires extra watering only during extended dry periods.