Lechenaultia formosa – Red Lechenaultia

A neat bun shaped western Australian native with a spectacular display of red flowers from spring through summer. Short lived in humid or overly wet conditions, so needs a sunny spot with great drainage and good air flow. Container growing in a very open soil mix is a great way to grow this plant. Mix perlite or sand into a good quality potting mix for a better growing medium. Only fertilise with a low phosphorus plant food. Tolerates light frost.

Scientific Name:Lechenaultia formosa
Common Name:Lechenaultia
Plant Type:Small shrub, Ground cover
Height:0.4 ~ 0.5 metres
Width:0.4 ~ 1 metre
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, Other insects



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants