Lechenaultia formosa ‘Stirling Orange’

The bright, burnt orange flowers that are produced¬†for most of the year will create a ‘wow factor’ in your garden. Lechenaultias tend to be short-lived perennials in the garden, and are probably best used as pot plants, or for spot planting to brighten up a rockery, although if they find a spot that suits them,¬†they can become a fixture in a garden bed. Give the plant a light trim after each heavy flush of flowers and a small handful of native plant food and water in well to stimulate new flowering growth.

 

Scientific Name:Lechenaultia formosa
Family:Goodeniaceae
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:Orange
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Sandy, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden
Climate Zone:Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Wow factor
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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