Darwinia macrostegia – Mondorup Bell

A small shrub with gorgeous pendulous red and white bell flowers in autumn to spring. It is native to the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia. Grows from 30 centimetres to around a metre, with small glossy green leaves and a dense habit, though it can become straggly with age. Dislikes humidity, which can make it short lived. Needs a well drained soil, and likes a layer of mulch to keep the roots cool. The flowers are good for cutting, and can also be dried.

Scientific Name:Darwinia macrostegia
Common Name:Mondorup Bell
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.3 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.3 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:White, Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower, Playground friendly
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants