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|
|Plant Type:||Small shrub, Ground cover|
|Height:||0.4 ~ 0.5 metres|
|Width:||0.4 ~ 1 metre|
|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|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting, Semihardwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Butterflies, Other insects|
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