axillaris: is a member of the
Lobeliaceae family. The common name is Rock Isotome. Isotoma axillaris
is a small, rounded plant that reaches a height of about 30 centimetres. The
leaves are light green, lobed and about eight centimetres long. Colourful
blue, star-like flowers appear in summer and autumn. The flowers almost cover
Isotoma axillaris is
an ideal plant for rockeries and native cottage gardens. The species occurs in
Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria. In nature the species usually grows
on rocky outcrops.
In cold climates plants may die back in winter but will bounce back in
Propagate from seeds and cuttings.
A word of warning: Be
careful when preparing cuttings. The stems exude white latex that may cause
irritation to sensitive skin.