Westringia Wynyabbie Gem: is a member of the Lamiaceae family in company with native Prostantheras and culinary mints.
Westringia Wynyabbie Gem is said to be a hybrid whose parents are Westringia eremicola and Westringia fruticosa. It is a compact, medium shrub that takes kindly to pruning. Small leaves are carried in whorls of three or four around stems. Blue-mauve, lobed flowers are carried throughout the year. Flowering reaches a peak in spring.
Westringia Wynyabbie Gem has proved to be a free-flowering, fast-growing hardy plant. We have many specimens scattered throughout the gardens at Yallaroo. Its dense foliage provides nesting sites for small native birds, particularly honeyeaters.
The flowers are too small too attract birds but are constantly visited by insects especially native bees.
Westringia Wynyabbie Gem could be cultivated in a number of situations. Use as a specimen shrub, in low hedges and native shrubberies.
Propagate from cuttings.