The Westringia genus are similar to rosemary in leaves and flowers, but not in their aromatic scent.
Origin: Eastern Australia
Characteristics: Gray-green evergreen plant, which can reach between 1 and 2 metres in height. Its flowering is characterised by small purple tubular nectar bearing flowers.
Flowering period: Spring, summer.
Uses and properties: Its ornamental use makes it an ideal plant for hedges and for creating dry and seaside gardens. Westringia withstands salt spray and wind very well.
History and oddities
A tribute by Linnaeus to the Swedish botanist-physicist Johan Peter Westring.