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This is one of the most eye-catching wildflowers in the Western Australian flora. It is a prostrate herbaceous plant that comes up in profusion after bushfires in areas such as Mullewa several hours drive to the north east of Perth. It is occassionally offered for sale in the nursery industry but has proven difficult to keep going in cultivation, particularly in the more humid areas of eastern Australia. If you are going to attempt to grow it than it is best done in a small to medium sized pot or hanging basket, ensuring you use a freely draining mix. Give it a very light trim after flowering to maintain its shape.
Flower colour: red and white
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 0.1 metres
Minimum height: 0.1 metres
Maximum width: 0.8 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, arid.
Clay: not suitable.
Soil pH: 5.5-6.5
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: General purpose.