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Gardening with
Indigenous Plants
Indigenous Plant Use Identification & Control
of Common Weeds

Botanical Name:Epacris impressa 
Common Name:Common Heath  , Pink Heath 
Sold As:Tube ($2.00)
Low Growing Shrub (30 cm to 1 m), Medium Shrub (1 to 2 m), Bird Attracting
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Sandy, Moist, Well Drained
0.5-1.5 m x 0.2 x 0.6 m
Foliage:Upright prickly stems. Tapering, narrow lance-shaped leaves 4-15 mm x 0.8-3 mm, ending in a small sharp point.
Flowers:Masses of white, pink or red narrow tubular flowers, petals at least twice as long as calyx, indentation at base of each petal, June-September.

Victoria's floral emblem. Looks good planted in drifts. Many color forms available, flowering at different times.  Small gardens, containers, rockeries. Summer moisture essential. Prune hard after flowering to maintain longevity and increase bushiness.

Erect to spreading wiry shrub with woolly hairs on branchlets.  The flower's nectar attracts birds and butterflies and it is food for caterpillars.

  1. Yarra Ranges Council 
  2. Australian National Botanic Garden 
  3. iNaturalist 
  4. Australian Native Plants Society 
  5. Wikipedia (free online encyclopedia) 
  6. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (VICFLORA) 

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