Elythranthera brunonis – Enamel Orchid

The beautiful enamel orchid is endemic to the south west of Western Australia. It has a single, hairy leaf, and the flowers appear in August to November, with such a sheen as to appear enamelled. They are found in forests and heathland.

Family:Orchidaceae
Scientific Name:Elythranthera brunonis
Common Name:Enamel Orchid
Other Common Names:Purple Enamel Orchid
Plant Type:Orchid
Height:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.1 ~ 0.3 metres
Flower Colour:Purple
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained, Moist moderate drainage
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Wow factor

 

 


 

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

 


 

 

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