Diplolaena grandiflora – Wild Rose

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.

Family:Rutaceae
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
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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

 

 


 

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

 

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.