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Macropidia 'Bush Eclipse' is sure to bring a touch of magic to the garden, with the stunning black and green flowers in spring. A clumping perennial with broad bluish-green foliage. A touchy plant with root rot, it is best grown in a rockery, raised bed or large pot. Needs a well drained soil in a sunny spot. Mulch around the plant to keep weed growth down, but keep the mulch away from the leaves. The blooms are great for cut flower work, and will attract birds to the garden. Feed the plant only with a low phosphorus native fertiliser, in spring.
Flower colour: black or green
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 1 metres
Minimum height: 0.8 metres
Maximum width: 0.7 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
The frost tolerance of this plant is not specified.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Root rot can be a problem
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: Low phosphorus native fertiliser.