D.stricta.JPG (27750 bytes)Dampiera stricta: is a member of the Goodeniaceae family and is sometimes known as the Blue Dampiera. This is a rather misleading name as most Dampieras have blue flowers.

Dampiera stricta is a dwarf, suckering perennial. Leaves are up to 6.5 centimetres long and linear to elliptical in shape. Flowers are about 2.5 centimetres across and sky-blue to deep mauve-blue in colour. Occasionally white-flowered forms are seen. Flowering occurs mainly in spring and summer.

Dampiera stricta is a hardy and colourful native plant. Flowers and the suckering growth habit are attractive features.

The species occurs in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.

Native cottage gardens and rockeries would benefit form the addition of Dampiera stricta.

The genus is named after William Dampier a 17th-18th century English explorer. He collected Dampiera specimens (not this species) on a journey to Western Australia.

Propagate from cuttings.