Telopea ‘Shady Lady Red’ – Waratah


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.

Scientific Name:Telopea
Common Name:Waratah
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2.5 ~ 3 metres
Width:2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring
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
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
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



Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants