Agonis_parv.JPG (24706 bytes)Agonis parviceps: is a member of the Myrtaceae family in company with the Eucalypts, Callistemons and Leptospermums. There are 11 species all native to the southwest corner of Western Australia. Agonis flexuosa, the Willow Myrtle, is the most widely cultivated species.
Agonis parviceps is a small to medium, many-branched shrub with aromatic foliage and small flower heads. Each flower head contains a number of small white, tea-tree like flowers. The flowering period extends from May to December. Winter flowering natives are always welcome at Yallaroo because they provide colour during the season of cold and frost. We have a number of specimens growing at Yallaroo and they have proved to be hardy, frost tolerant and free flowering. Stems of Agonis parviceps often find their way into cut flower arrangements. The species name refers to the small heads of flowers. Propagation is easy from cuttings.
Agonis parviceps is one of a number of small Myrtaceae, which could be called filler plants. They are small enough to be accommodated in any garden and may be use to fill gaps when other plants mature.