A dense medium to large shrub with deep green foliage with cone-shaped bright red blooms. A great feature shrub for general garden beds or rockeries. Also suitable for a large container and is a great cut flower. Does best in a well drained acid soil, and likes a mulch of leaves, straw or similar. Feed in spring with a good native fertiliser, watering in well afterwards.
|Scientific Name:||Telopea speciosissima|
|Plant Type:||Large shrub|
|Height:||2.5 ~ 3 metres|
|Width:||1 ~ 1.5 metre|
|Flowering Time:||Spring, Summer|
|Ph Level:||Acid, Neutral|
|Soil Type:||Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix|
|Plant Environment:||Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden|
|Climate Zone:||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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