Tetratheca ciliata|Pink-bells

Cardinia indigenous plant guide

Upright or spreading clumping shrub. Hairs on stems variable.
Size (W x H)
0.3-0.6m x 0.3-0.6m
Leaves scattered, paired or rings of 3-5, narrow elliptic to roundish, 2-20mm x 1-15mm, margins wavy with fine erect hairs.
Terminal leafy spikes of bell flowers. Few tiny glandular hairs on stalks.
Flower colour
Mauve-pink, occasionally white
Flower time
July to December
Growing conditions
Moist to dryish well drained soils in foothill and mountain forests. Semi-shade to full shade.
Commonly used for
A most floriferous shrub for small gardens, cottage gardens, containers and planting under existing trees. Will tolerate limited dryness. Colour varies in other areas.
Available at indigenous nursery
Photo gallery
Thank you to Shire of Yarra Ranges for assistance in compiling this directory