Lambertia Formosa is a spreading shrub to 2 metres tall and wide, with red flowers mainly in spring and summer, and sporadically in the cooler months. The seed pods are woody, and give the plant’s common name for its little devil face. Good for temperate to sub tropical climates.
Grows best in the garden in a sunny to partly shaded position and well drained soil. A good food plant for nectar eating wildlife, and the slightly spiky foliage also makes it a great shelter plant for smaller birds. Frost hardy and also good for coastal plantings.
|Scientific Name:||Lambertia formosa|
|Common Name:||Mountain Devil|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates heavy frost|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.