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|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Pink|
|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|
|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|
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