A small compact upright shrub with intricate lobed foliage. Multitudes of buds develop in summer, opening to golden mini ‘protea’ flowers in winter and spring, attractive to honeyeaters and insect-eating birds such as Scrub and Blue Wrens. Makes a showy display when grouped in small garden beds and rockeries, or mass plant in containers for dramatic effect on a patio or deck, or to decorate a sunny courtyard. Needs good drainage. Drought and frost tolerant, good for coastal gardens.
|Scientific Name:||Isopogon anemonifolius|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.7 metres|
|Width:||0.5 ~ 0.8 metres|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Winter|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Soil Moisture:||Moist moderate drainage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant|
|Special Features:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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