A dense medium to large shrub with grey-green foliage with large red flat flower heads. A cross between T. speciosissima and oreades, which makes it a good garden performer. A great feature shrub for general garden beds or rockeries, also suitable for a large container. Waratahs are a great cut flower, and a well grown specimen can bear many blooms. Best in a well drained acid soil, likes a feed in spring with a good quality native fertilizer, watering in well after application.
|Cultivar:||Shady Lady Red|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||2 ~ 3 metres|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool|
|Light:||Sunny, Light shade|
|Growth Habit:||Evergreen, Open foliage|
|Frost Tolerance:||Tolerates light frost|
|Plant Usage:||Feature plant, Screen, Wow factor|
|Special Uses:||Cut flower|
|Attracts Wildlife:||Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects|
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