Telopea speciosissima ‘Cardinal’ – Waratah

A dense medium to large shrub with deep green foliage with large red dome-shaped flowers. Needs a protected position as the flower bracts tend to burn in full sun or wind. A great feature shrub for general garden beds or rockeries. Also suitable for a large container and is a great cut flower. Likes a well drained acid soil, mulch with old leaves or straw, and feed with a good native fertiliser in spring.

Scientific Name:Telopea speciosissima
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Waratah
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2.5 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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