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.

 

Family:Goodeniaceae
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

WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you.  Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you want, they can often suggest alternative plants that will be just as good for you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Geelong Native Plants – Victoria

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

MAIL ORDER NURSERIES –

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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