Adenanthos cuneatus – Jug Flower

A variable shrub from coastal areas in the south of Western Australia, with attractive  reddish new growth in summer and very small red flowers for most of the year, peaking in spring. The flowers attract nectar feeding birds. Suits sunny to partly shaded positions. Naturally grows on sandy neutral to acid soils, needs good drainage for gardens and landscaping. A good plant for coastal gardens. It grows from a lignotuber, making it able to regenerate from fire damage.

 

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Adenanthos cuneatus
Common Name:Jug Flower
Other Common Names:Flame Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.2 ~ 2 metres
Width:1 ~ 2 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Attractive foliage
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. 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

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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