Verticordia monadelpha comes in two types with Verticordia monadelpha var. callitricha being a smaller growing variety sought after by gardeners.
From the Geraldton area north of Perth, V. monadelpha var. callitricha is a small rounded shrub that reaches around 1 metre in height, often less.
Charactwrised by masses of pink to red flowers that can appear from late spring through to summer, in full flower it is a very showy plant.
It grow naturally in full sun, usually in sandy free draining soils or on rocky hillsides.
If you want to try growing this plant, you will need to provide appropriate conditions.
- A free draining soil is essential, hill up the area to be planted if needed.
- Full sun with perhaps a little afternoon light shade is best.
- A little mulch around the plant whilst establishing can be beneficial. This keeps a cool root run until the plant provides its own shade.
- During the first summer or dry periods in spring a deep watering once a week may be needed.
Although Verticordia monadelpha can be left unpruned, it will look better if lightly tip pruned immediately after flowering. Do not prune back into older wood.
- Botanical Name : Verticordia monadelpha var. callitricha
- Common Name : Feather Flower, Pink Cauliflower.
- Family : Myrtaceae
- Height : Will reach around 1 metre.
- Spread : To around 1 metre.
- Growth Rate : Medium
- Soil : Well drained.
- Position : Full sun to light afternoon shade.
- Flowers : Masses of pink woolly flowers
- Flowering Time : Spring to Summer
- Frost Tolerant : Medium.
- Drought Tolerant : Once established.