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The blazing red flowers on a tall, branched stem and the silvery grey foliage are the key features of this spectacular Western Australian plant. Use it as a feature perennial in rockeries or mixed garden beds or as a stunning pot plant. It is also a great cut flower. Remove the old flower stems and their associated leaves after flowering finishes.
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Flower colour: red
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1.5 metres
Minimum height: 1 metres
Maximum width: 1 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: nectar feeding birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: All year.
Types of fertiliser: low phosphorus.