Adenanthos hybrid ‘Waratah Bay’ – Woolly Bush

A low growing plant with grey-green leaves and beautiful contrasting red new growth. A good waterwise plant that needs good drainage and dislikes wet feet. Best in a sunny position. Feed with a good native fertiliser. Can take some frost. Does well in alkaline soils.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Adenanthos hybrid
Cultivar:Waratah Bay
Common Name:Woolly Bush
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.4 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Mauve
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer, Autumn
Ph Level:Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Spreading, Mound-shaped
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:Lizards

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.