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|
|Plant Type:||Ground cover|
|Height:||0.2 ~ 0.3 metres|
|Width:||0.3 ~ 0.4 metres|
|Flowering Time:||All year|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Propagation Method:||Softwood cutting|
|Frost Tolerance:||Not frost tolerant|
|Plant Usage:||Groundcover, Feature plant, Wow factor|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Other insects|
Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for this plant.