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Adenanthos cuneatus 'Flat Out' (Jugflower)

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Plant description

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The totally prostrate habit combined with the texture and colour of the foliage are the outstanding features of this fantastic Western Australian plant. It is best used as a ground cover to spill over embankments or rockeries, or as weeping standard grafted plant. Whilst the small red flowers are not a feature, they do attract various nectar feeding birds such as honey eaters and spinebills which are always a welcome addition to a garden. The bronze tinge to the new foliage is absolutely gorgeous. It is reasonably maintenance free with just the occasional trim to remove any dead or dying growth being the major requirement. 

Further reading: Top ten native plants and Best natives for pots and small gardens (articles written by native plant expert and horticulturalist Angus Stewart).

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.1 metres
Minimum height: 0.05 metres

Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.75 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: dry, well-drained.

Sand: dry, well-drained.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Native to: Australia.

Planting season: all year.

Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.

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