Correa Kiss-Me-Kate: is a member of the Rutaceae family and is a compact, low growing shrub that has a maximum height of 30 centimetres and a spread of about one metre.
Small leaves are dark, glossy green above and pale green beneath. Tubular flowers are about 25 millimetres long and rose pink. Flowering begins in January with peak blooming in March and April. Crimson Rosellas and honeyeaters visit the flowers.
Correa Kiss-Me-Kate is a hardy, free flowering shrub that is frost and drought resistant.
Correa Kiss-Me-Kate is a hybrid whose parents are said to be Correa Federation Belle and Correa Dusky Bells. This hybrid was a chance seedling that originated at the Mole Station Native Nursery near Tenterfield in northern New South Wales.
Prune occasionally to keep plants dense, shapely and blooming bounteously.
For those interested in this beautiful group of native plants we would recommend Correas Australian Plants for Waterwise Gardens by Maria Hitchcock. This information-packed book is a must for Correa fanciers.
Propagate from cuttings.