“Plant Genus Thryptomene” represents almost 40 different types of plant species of evergreen shrubs.Thryptomene is a Greek nomenclature, which means ‘coy’ or ‘prudish’. It is named on its appearance because when you see the shrub for the first time it will appear like coy or prudish.
Thryptomene is a native plant to western, central, and eastern Australia. The shrub plant has little flowers and when blooming, the shrub gives out a modest looking. Flowers bloom in groups and plenty. During the time from winters to the spring season, the plant produces mass flowers and the whole shrub is cloaked with flowers. This becomes a lovely scene in the garden.
The plant has its typical growth behaviour. Generally, the plant attains a height of 1.5 meters. The shrub also spreads wider even up to 1.5 meters covering a substantial area. You can easily observe the arching pattern of the plant. Foliage in this shrub plant has very different, wonderful, and refreshing pungent foliage. Owing to this unique quality of thryptomenes, you should plant then near to any path so that it becomes easier to brush past it.
Thryptomene has great commercial value and you will find that florists frequently use this. It is an excellent cut flower and its life is comparatively more. Florists use them as a backing flower to highlight the feature flowers.
Thryptomene Micrantha is one of the most popular varieties with little white colours flowers and tiny foliage feature. Thryptomene Stenophylla is another lovely variety with its dark pink colour flowers. Thryptomene Calycina or the Grampians Thryptomene is all time great and the most liked variety because of its elegant tiny little white colored flowers. Walking through the lanes of these shrubs in any garden during winters or during spring times would give you a stunning experience.
You need well-prepared and well-drained soil in your garden to grow thryptomenes. The plant however, has more adapting power and would tolerate little more alkaline conditions of the soil. However, as far as possible you should prefer the neutral to acidic natured soil. These you can ensure by maintain right pH of the soil.
Once the plants have finished with flowering after the spring season, you must ensure proper pruning of the plant. You must do it with right technique. One simple way to prune is to pick the flowers away from the plant.
To facilitate fresh growth in the next season you will have to supplement the right quantity of fertilizer in the spring season itself.
Thryptomene is one of the most tolerant shrub and suitable even for rough, dry, and drought climatic conditions. It is one of the typical low maintenance plants and you can easily grow them in your garden with very little care. This plant can also be placed inside of your home in a suitable container. You can add more beauty and elegance to your living area with this amazing plant.