Adenanthos cuneatus ‘Flat Out’ – Jug Flower

 

The totally prostrate habit combined with the texture and colour of the foliage are the outstanding features of this fantastic Western Australian plant. It is best used as a ground cover to spill over embankments or rockeries. It also makes a fabulous weeping standard grafted plant. Whilst the small red flowers are not a feature, they do attract various nectar feeding birds such as honey eaters and spinebills which are always a welcome addition to a garden. The bronze tinge to the new foliage is absolutely gorgeous. It is reasonably maintenance free with just the occasional trim to remove any dead or dying growth being the major requirement. It does need a well drained soil and a sunny position for best performance.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Adenanthos cuneatus
Cultivar:Flat Out
Common Name:Jug Flower
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.75 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading, Weeping
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Border plant, Attractive foliage
Special Uses:Erosion control, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds, Butterflies

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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