Found in forested areas along the Great Dividing Range from Queensland through to Victoria Dampieria purpurea is commonly called the Mountain Dampieria
Best described as a suckering shrub, the foliage has some indumentum and the flowers are purple.
This is one of the larger growing Dampieria varieties.
Once established this is a very easy care plant
- Plant in a well drained soil in a sunny position to light shade.
- Prepare the soil well by digging in aged compost and some cow manure.
- Plant and water in with a liquid seaweed fertiliser.
- Mulch around the plant to maintain a cool moist root run.
- Water through long dry periods over the first few summers.
- Botanical Name – Dampieria purpurea
- Common Name – Mountain Dampiera or Purple Damperia.
- Family – Goodeniaceae
- Plant Height – To 1.5 metres
- Plant Spread – To around 1 metres
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained with some moisture.
- Flowers – Purple.
- Flowering time – Autumn to summer with spring being peak flowering period.
- Foliage – Mid to deep green
- Frost tolerant – Light frosts only.
- Drought tolerant – Medium.