Creamy Candles, Creamy Stackhousia, Candles, Creamy Candles., Native Mignonette.
Up to 0.4m.
Presence in Australia
Noted from the west to the central areas of region. Probably also occurs further east.
This specie has been identified in the following Australian states: Qld, NSW, ACT, Vic, Tas, SA, WA.
Heath, grassland, woodland and sclerophyll forest, rarely in swamps.
Upright perennial herb generally to 40cm high. Short leaves on few to numerous slender stems arising from rhizome.
Prefers moist, well-drained soil and semi-shade. Tolerates wet winter and dry summer soil, full sun to full shade, and drought.
May die down in hot dry summers and re-shoot in autumn. Flowers may emit strong unpleasant odour at night.
Sweet-scented creamy flowers, Aug-Dec.
Early to late Dec. Monitor closely as mature seeds shed quickly.
From cuttings of new leafy stems emerging from rootstock. Difficult from seed.
Provides nectar for native butterflies and moths.
Useful in rockeries and containers. Plant in groups for best effect.