Telopea speciosissima ‘Corroboree’ – Waratah

A dense medium to large shrub with broad grey-green foliage with large red, flat flower heads providing nectar flow for eager honeyeaters. A great feature shrub for general garden beds or rockeries. Also suitable for a large container and is a great cut flower. Best in a free draining soil, feed with a good native fertilizer in spring, watering in well after application to prevent leaf burn.

Scientific Name:Telopea speciosissima
Family:Proteaceae
Common Name:Waratah
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2.5 ~ 3 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Sunny, 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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