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.

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
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants