Blancoa canescens

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
Common Name:Blancoa
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
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants