A strappy leaf perennial from Western Australia, Blancoa is closely related to the kangaroo paw. It has pendulous red or pink bell shaped flowers in winter and early spring, and they can have contrasting yellow or orange interiors. Like the kangaroo paw, they grow from an underground rhizome which will give the plant an extra hardiness from drought, and if it dies down the plant has the ability to resprout again. It is best in temperate areas in a sunny spot, and a soil with good drainage. Feed with a good native fertiliser. Tolerates moderate frost.
|Scientific Name:||Blancoa canescens|
|Other Common Names:||Winter Bell, Red Bugle|
|Plant Type:||Grass or grass-like, Clumping perennial, Bulb or bulb-like|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.2 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Yellow, Red, Pink, Orange|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral, Alkaline|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix, Poor soil|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid|
|Soil Moisture:||Dry, Well-drained|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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