Waratah – Telopea speciosissima


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A dense medium to large shrub with broad grey-green foliage with large red, flat flower heads providing nectar flow for eager honeyeaters. A great feature shrub for general garden beds or rockeries. Also suitable for a large container and is a great cut flower. Best in a free draining soil, feed with a good native fertilizer in spring, watering in well after application to prevent leaf burn.


Family: Proteaceae
Scientific Name: Telopea speciosissima
Cultivar: Corroboree
Common Name: Waratah
Plant Type: Large shrub
Height: 2.5 ~ 3 metres
Width: 2 ~ 3 metres
Flower Colour: Red
Flowering Time: Spring, Summer
Ph Level: Acid, Neutral
Soil Type: Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Plant Environment: Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Climate Zone: Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Light: Sunny, 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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Pot Size

140mm, In store purchase only – Please contact us at orders@indigigrow.com.au, Tube Stock