Lechenaultia macrantha – Wreath Lechenaultia

 

This is one of the most eye-catching wildflowers in the Western Australian flora. It is a prostrate herbaceous plant that comes up in profusion after bushfires in areas such as Mullewa several hours drive to the north east of Perth. It is occassionally offered for sale in the nursery industry but has proven difficult to keep going in cultivation, particularly in the more humid areas of eastern Australia. If you are going to attempt to grow it than it is best done in a small to medium sized pot or hanging basket.

Family:Goodeniaceae
Scientific Name:Lechenaultia macrantha
Common Name:Wreath Lechenaultia
Plant Type:Ground cover
Height:0.1 ~ 0.2 metres
Width:0.3 ~ 0.8 metres
Flower Colour:Red, Pink
Flowering Time:Spring, Winter
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Climate Zone:Warm temperate, Semi-arid, Arid
Light:Sunny
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Spreading
Lifespan:Perennial, Short lived
Soil Moisture:Dry, Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Groundcover, Feature plant, Border plant, Wow factor
Attracts Wildlife:Bees, Butterflies, 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. Visit or ring your favourite nursery to see if they have it 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 an alternative to you. Below is a list of our favourite specialist nurseries, and some who do mail order. Click on the links for their details-

 

The Wildflower Place Erina – NSW 

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Newcastle Wildflower Nursery – NSW

 

Cool Country Natives – ACT

 

Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria

 

Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA

 

Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia

 

Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order

 

The Native Shop – mail order

 


 

 

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