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Gardening with Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use
Identification & Control of Common Weeds
Botanical Name:Stackhousia monogyna
Common Name:creamy candles , creamy stackhousia
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Ground Cover (up to 30 cm), Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Butterfly Attracting, Insect Attracting, Cottage
Partial Shade
Moist, Well Drained
10-30 cm x 10-30 cm
Foliage:Narrow erect pointed dark green leaves 10-30 mm x 1-3 mm, often scattered along stem.
Flowers:September-February, Cream or white solitary nodes. Candle-like terminal spike of single small tubular flowers. Flowers perfumed, especially at night.
Erect perennial herb branching at base from taproot. Usually not noticed until it flowers. Can form spreading patches. Attractive for small gardens, cottage gardens and rockeries. Moist to dryish well drained soils. Frost tolerant. Nectar for butterflies.

  1. Australian Native Plants Society
  2. Yarra Ranges Council (Victora, close to us)
  3. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA, technical, good photos)
  4. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia)
  5. iNaturalist
  6. Atlas of Living Australia
  7. NatureMapr (Canberra)
  8. Royal Botanic Gardens (Kew UK, technical)

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