A dwarf evergreen shrub growing to 1 ½ feet tall by about 2 ½ wide with aromatic narrow 1/2 inch long lance-shaped leaves and clusters of bell-shaped 1″ wide deep reddish-pink flowers from mid-winter to late spring (Feb-June).
The species occurs in the Stirling Range and Middle Mount Barren where it can be found on rocky exposed sites or in canyons along the slopes or along streams. This selection came from Mt. Trio on the north edge of Stirling Ranges National Park.
Species Meaning: means "smooth styles"
Darwinia leiostyla is native to Australia.
Plant in full sun to partial shade in a well-drained soil and irrigate regularly. Give a light pruning after flowering to promote dense growth.
This plant is a 2013 UCSC Koala Blooms Australian Plant Introduction.
In Our Garden
Plant ID: P21044
Found in Face Corner,
8/28/2021 Today it found its new home in face corner by the Portal. It is on the second row back from the main path in the middle.
We acquired this plant from UCSC - Norries.