Thryptomene is used widely in the commercial cut flower industry(thyryptomene calycina) where it is used as 'backing foliage' thyrptomene also has a place in the garden. Thryptomene baeckeacea is pictured right.
A small evergreen shrub, thyrpomene grows to about 1.5m, but with 40 or so species this will vary. Flowers appear on thryptomene from winter through to spring and with its graceful arching stems thryptomene looks great in the garden.
Growing Conditions and Care
Thryptomene prefers a well drained soil and can be pruned simply by picking the flowers. Thryptomene, once established is drought tolerant.
Species and Varieties
Thryptomene micrantha, Thryptomene stenophylla, Thryptomene calycina and the low growing Thryptomene baeckeacea are all worthy of a place in the garden.