Correa pulchella species and cultivars – Plant profile
The winter to spring flowering Correa pulchella may well be the best of all of the species. With many hybrids developed, horticulturalists have invested a lot of time into making many new varieties available for sale to the Australian gardener.
An excellent low growing plant for the garden border, native garden or rock garden. A number of varieties are available for sale in numerous cultivars. Flowering from autumn through to spring it adds color to the garden over a long period.
Plant profile and growing conditions
Growing to about 1m, Correa pulchella alba forms a nice rounded mound, frost resistant, full sun to part shade and nice blue green foliage.
C. pulchella ‘Pink Mist’ and Correa ‘Carmine Bells’ are two popular Correa cultivars of this low growing mound forming Australian Native plant.
This is a plant that flowers from Autumn through to Winter with lovely long bell shaped flowers set against dark green foliage.
All species and cultivars are bird attracting will grow to around 40cm and do well in full sun to part shade. Excellent rockery plants, frost tolerant and reasonably drought tolerant once established. All varieties may be pruned to maintain shape. A slow release native plant fertilizer is best
Correa Pulchella ‘Orange Glow’ in another popular plant.