Verticordia grandis – Featherflower

A beautiful Western Australian shrub, with bright red flowers mainly in spring and summer, highly prized as cut flowers. The foliage is also attractive, with small leaves and blue green colouring. It can be touchy in areas of high humidity, but grafted forms are well worth a try. Naturally growing on sandy soils, it needs good drainage and ideally some space around it for good air flow.

Scientific Name:Verticordia grandis
Common Name:Featherflower
Other Common Names:Scarlet Featherflower
Plant Type:Small shrub, Large shrub
Height:0.6 ~ 2 metres
Width:0.5 ~ 1.5 metres
Flower Colour:Red
Flowering Time:Spring, Summer
Ph Level:Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Soil Type:Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam
Plant Environment:Flower garden
Climate Zone:Mediterranean
Growth Habit:Evergreen
Soil Moisture:Well-drained
Propagation Method:Seed, Semihardwood cutting, Grafting
Frost Tolerance:Tolerates light frost
Plant Usage:Feature plant, Wow factor
Special Uses:Cut flower, Fragrant oils


Once you have found the plant that you want, the next step is to find where to get it. Nurseries stock a good range of plants, but due to space and supplies, they may or may not have the wanted plant 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 alternative plants that will be just as good 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


Cool Country Natives – ACT


Geelong Native Plants – Victoria


Wimmera Native Nursery – Victoria


Zanthorrea Nursery – Perth WA


Manuka Native Nursery – South Australia




Sydney Wildflower Nursery – mail order


The Native Shop – mail order




Angus recommends Bush Tucker fertiliser for native plants.