Rushlike tuft. Leaves are green or grey-green in colour. Flowers are purple, iris-like, found on short stems and are borne in spring and early summer. Patersonia fragilis grows to about 0.3m high and 0.3m 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