Epacris longiflora x reclinata ‘Pan Pipes’ – Fuchsia Heath

An attractive small shrub with long lasting displays of beautiful white tipped rose pink bell flowers from autumn through to spring, and is great for brightening the garden in winter which is it’s peak flowering time. Good for small honey eating birds and for cut flowers. New foliage growth is a nice contrasting orange-pink. Best in well drained slightly acid sandy soils with regular moisture, part shade but will grow in sunny spots too. Great for container growing. Tip prune after flowering and feed with a good native fertiliser.

Family:Ericaceae
Scientific Name:Epacris longiflora x reclinata
Cultivar:Pan Pipes
Common Name:Heath
Other Common Names:Fuchsia Heath
Plant Type:Small shrub
Height:0.8 ~ 1 metre
Width:0.5 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:White, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Autumn, Winter
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Flower garden, Coastal garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade, Half shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Perennial
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant
Special Uses:Cut flower
Attracts Wildlife:Nectar eating birds

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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