• Dry tolerant
  • Greta in full sun or part shade
  • Flowers through spring

Botanical name Orthrosanthus multiflorus Morning Star

Height 50cm
Spread 50cm
Full sun
Full sun/part shade
Dry
Coastal

Botanical name Orthrosanthus multiflorus Morning Star

Plant uses

  • Native or bush style landscapes
  • Adds textural contrast and permanent structure to mixed flower or shrub borders
  • Containers, small or narrow spaces
  • Embankments, rockeries and low maintenance areas
  • Coastal zones and poolside landscaping

Cultural care

Select a full sun to semi-shaded location in most soil types given that they are well draining. Pruning is generally not required although an established 'clump' can be cut back hard (up to half its original size) during autumn to allow foliage to rejuvenate with new growth the following spring. Only occasional deep watering during extended periods of heat are required once established. A single application of slow release fertiliser during spring would be beneficial to overall performance.