Lechenaultia formosa ‘Stirling Orange’

The bright, burnt orange flowers that are produced for most of the year will create a ‘wow factor’ in your garden. Lechenaultias tend to be short-lived perennials in the garden, and are probably best used as pot plants, or for spot planting to brighten up a rockery, although if they find a spot that suits them, they can become a fixture in a garden bed. Give the plant a light trim after each heavy flush of flowers and a small handful of native plant food and water in well to stimulate new flowering growth.


Scientific Name:Lechenaultia formosa
Cultivar:Stirling Orange
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.2 ~ 0.3 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.4 metres
Flower Colour:Orange
Flowering Time:All year
Ph Level:Acid
Soil Type:Sandy, Potting mix
Plant Environment:Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden
Climate Zone:Mediterranean
Light:Sunny, Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Lifespan:Short lived
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Softwood cutting
Frost Tolerance:Not frost tolerant
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Wow factor
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Other insects

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Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well for you.
Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-


The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 


Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW


IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW


Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – NSW


Native Grace Nursery – Robertson NSW


Wariapendi Nursery – Colo Vale NSW


Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Forest Heart eco-Nursery – Maleny Queensland


Natives R Us – Traveston – Queensland 


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




The Native Shop – mail order


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