Lechenaultia macrantha – Wreath Lechenaultia

 

This is one of the most eye-catching wildflowers in the Western Australian flora. It is a prostrate herbaceous plant that comes up in profusion after bushfires in areas such as Mullewa several hours drive to the north east of Perth. It is occassionally offered for sale in the nursery industry but has proven difficult to keep going in cultivation, particularly in the more humid areas of eastern Australia. If you are going to attempt to grow it than it is best done in a small to medium sized pot or hanging basket.

Scientific Name:Lechenaultia macrantha
Family:Goodeniaceae
Common Name:Wreath Lechenaultia
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.2 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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