Australian Native Plants

Leader in ornamental trees and shrubs for Mediterranean gardens


Australian Native Plants, located in Ventura, CA, is a leader in ornamental trees and shrubs for Mediterranean gardens. Shop the online store or come visit us (by appointment only).
Orphium frutescens


This beautiful perennial shrub grows 2-3' with upright habit. Dark pink flowers appear in summer and the twisted anthers of the flowers have adapted in a fascinating way to only release pollen. They open pores at their tips, when visited by a bee whose wings vibrate at a particular frequency - this is called buzz pollination. (PlantAfrica) An orange trunk appears as it ages. Can be cut back hard each year or every second year. Useful for front line coastal conditions. Can be grown indoors. Prune to keep compact and bushy.


Biological Name: Orphium frutescens
Common Name: Sea Rose; Sticky Flower
Flower Color: Dark Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Height: 2-3'
Width: 2-3'
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Availability ...
1 Gallon: $12.00
2 Gallon: not available
5 Gallon: $40.00
15 Gallon: not available
Mail Order Plant (online only): $50.00add to cart
Seeds (online only): not available
Propagation Information: Grown from fresh collected seed or easily grown by cuttings.



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Hardenbergia, Acacia, Senna and Casuarinas have nitrogen-fixing nodules on their root systems to help provide nitrogen for other plants close to them?

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