A Western Australian shrub, notable for the showy hanging red to orange flowers from autumn to spring. The blooms make great cut flowers. The leaves are also attractive, dark green above and furry grey underneath.
Needs good drainage and a sunny to partly shaded position. Light pruning after flowering is beneficial. Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring. Short lived in humid areas. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to deter weed growth.
|Scientific Name:||Diplolaena grandiflora|
|Common Name:||Wild Rose|
|Other Common Names:||Tamala Rose|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flower Colour:||Red, Orange|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Autumn, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Loamy, Sandy loam|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Spreading|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Attractive foliage, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.