Darwinia oldfieldii – Oldfield’s Darwinia

Darwinia oldfieldii is one of the rose type Darwinias, with lovely blue-green foliage and pink fire cracker flowers in spring. Can be a fussy plant in cultivation, disliking poorly drained soil and too much humidity. A grafted specimen will perform best. Give it a sunny spot, well drained soil with a good air flow around it, and only low phosphorus native fertiliser if it needs feeding. Mulching will keep the roots cool and help to deter weeds. The flowers are good for cut flowers.

Scientific Name:Darwinia oldfieldii
Common Name:Darwinia
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.2 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting, Hardwood cutting, Grafting, Layering
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants