A medium rounded shrub with fine dense foliage. The flower spikes are held well above the foliage as beacons for a range of honey-eating birds, and parrots love their seed. Particularly suitable for hedging, screening or specimen plantings; cut flowers last well in water, may also be dried. Prune after flowering to encourage a more dense habit. . Moderately fast growing and hardy in cool temperate to subtropical and semi arid climates. Good in full sun or light shade in moist clays, red loams or sandy soils, neutral to acid pH. Frost hardy.
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||1.5 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Width:||1.5 ~ 1.8 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Orange, Gold|
|Flowering Time:||Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost, Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Features:||Cut flower, Bird nesting plant, Playground friendly|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Seed eating birds, Mammals|
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