The Headland Ziera
A low growing Australian Native plant that works well as a ground cover plant in light shade, Ziera prostrata can also be grown in containers.
This is a plant that forms a dense matt of foliage, glossy green leaves that are fragrant when crushed.
It also flowers with small white to pink flowers over long periods from spring into summer. The flowers attract bees to the garden along with other beneficial insects.
Use it in the garden in part shade, or plant it in a container, along a retaining wall or on an embankment and allow it to cascade over the edges.
Zieria prostrata Care
Best planted in autumn to give the plant a chance to settle in over winter, choose a well drained soil and a position in full sun to part shade. We suggest a little light afternoon shade for best results.
Water a little over the first summer and do not fertilise unless in very poor soils. Always use a low phosphate fertiliser on these plants.
Semi hardened cuttings taken near the end of summer, dipped in a hormone rooting powder seem to work well. A free draining potting mix is essential for cuttings to prevent root problems.
- Botanical Name – Zieria prostrata
- Common Name – Headland Ziera
- Family – Rutaceae
- Position – Full sun to a little shade.
- Soil – Well drained, Sandy loam to Sandy.
- Height – To around 15 cm
- Spread – To around 1 metre
- Flowers – White to pink.
- Flowering Time – Spring.
- Foliage – Mid green, evergreen and dense.
- Frost tolerant – Mild frosts only.
- Drought tolerant – Yes once established.