A small shrub with somewhat spiky foliage and stunning bright pink flower heads that are great as cut flowers. Great feature plant but needs low phosphorus levels. Good as a potted specimen.
|Scientific Name:||Isopogon formosus|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub|
|Height:||0.3 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Mound-shaped|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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