Paper Flower
Thomasia petalocalyx

Family: Malvaceae (mal-VAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Thomasia (toh-MASS-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: petalocalyx (pet-a-lo-KAL-iks) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Shrubs

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

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Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

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Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Foliage:

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Seed Collecting:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 28, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

Thomasia is a genus of small Australian shrubs, mostly restricted to West Australia. The Paper Flower is the one species found in Victoria. What appear to be petals are in fact the sepals and the petals are minute (only 1mm). It is a low bush growing on rocky slopes in open forest.
I purchased a plant which has done well and flowers every spring, with fairly long-lasting flowers. The plant is quite well suited to a rockery.