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|
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