Verticordia grandis – Featherflower

A beautiful Western Australian shrub, with bright red flowers mainly in spring and summer, highly prized as cut flowers. The foliage is also attractive, with small leaves and blue green colouring. It can be touchy in areas of high humidity, but grafted forms are well worth a try. Naturally growing on sandy soils, it needs good drainage and ideally some space around it for good air flow.

Scientific Name:Verticordia grandis
Family:Myrtaceae
Common Name:Featherflower
Other Common Names:Scarlet Featherflower
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Flower garden
Climate Zone:Mediterranean
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Semihardwood cutting, Grafting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils

Neutrog Bush Tucker & medal

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertilizer for this plant.

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