Grassy tuft. Leaves are narrow, stap-like and green in colour. The flowers are purple, (occasionally white) iris-like and are borne on tall stems in spring and summer. Patersonia occidentalis grows to about 0.6m high and 0.6m wide.
This plant is not drought tolerant.
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Moist temperate with hot summers,
Semi-arid with winter rain,
Moist temperate with warm summers,
Winter rains with dry summers