A grass-like perennial, well suited for many different locations: be it in a small pot, border planting or as a ground cover in gardens and rockery. If well-pruned, the plant can be shaped in a round clump habit that shows off masses of iris-like purple blooms during the spring seasons. This plant can handle many different Australian situations and is Waterwise as well.
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Little Tuff Patersonia Occidentalis
Place in an area of Full Sun to Heavy Shade.
Mulch well after planting to retain moisture.
Plant in Loamy, Sandy loam and or Potting mix conditions with good drainage.
Use a premium pot mix if planting in a container.
Water regularly (2x per week) when establishing the plant, for 4 weeks.
Water occasionally (1x per week) in general care, ensuring the soil does not fully dry out between watering.
Fertilize annually with low phosphate fertilizer.
Cut foliage when necessary.
Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial
Mature Growth Dimensions
(Height x Spread)
30-40 cm x 50-60 cm
Full Sun, Part Shade
Bird / Wildlife Attracting?
Deciduous or Evergreen?
Needle with an upright clumping growth habit
Purple, Dark Red
Spring (September - November)