Thryptomene saxicola, native to Australia, comes from the Greek meaning ‘coy or prudish’ and Latin ‘rock dwelling’ (https://www.anbg.gov.au/gnp/gnp7/thryptomene-saxicola.html).
Small and compact, it attracts native birds with its nectar. It’s my contribution to Cee’s flower of the day.
You could try calling them thryptomene, which should straighten out whether they’re either.
Seemingly an apt description, although coy and prudish could describe some people I know. 🙂 Lovely photo.