Telopea speciosissima ‘Cardinal’ – Waratah

A dense medium to large shrub with deep green foliage with large red dome-shaped flowers. Needs a protected position as the flower bracts tend to burn in full sun or wind. A great feature shrub for general garden beds or rockeries. Also suitable for a large container and is a great cut flower. Likes a well drained acid soil, mulch with old leaves or straw, and feed with a good native fertiliser in spring.

Family:Proteaceae
Scientific Name:Telopea speciosissima
Cultivar:Cardinal
Common Name:Waratah
Plant Type:Large shrub
Height:2.5 ~ 3 metres
Width:1 ~ 1.5 metre
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:Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light:Light shade
Growth Habit:Evergreen, Open foliage
Lifespan:Perennial
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

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WHERE TO GET YOUR PLANT

Once you have found the plant that looks right for you, the next step is where to buy it.
Most nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may not always have the plant that you are searching for in stock. If they don’t, they may be able to order it in for you if you request it.
Specialist nurseries are also able to give great advice, and if they don’t have the plant you have planned on, they can often suggest alternatives that will also work well 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

 

IndigiGrow- Sydney- NSW

 

Harvest Seeds And Native Plant Nursery – Sydney – 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

 


 

 

Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.