Banksia ashbyi

Ashby's Banksia

 

The flower color is orange - 15 x 9 cm (6 x 3 1/2")Banksia ashbyi forms a rounded shrub to 9'.  The large orange flower spikes generally appear in spring and are an excellent cut flower. It is found native in the West Australia coastal areas on sandy soils.  The leaves are 200-300 mm long with deeply serrated edges.  This species prefers well drained sandy soils, dry summer climate with low humidity An underlayment of limestone is recommended.  Germination is relatively easy from seed. 

DO NOT FERTILIZE WITH PHOSPHOROUS FERTILIZERS!

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 9
Type Small rounded shrub to 9'
Flower Color Orange
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun
Culture Low moisture, low humidity
Native West Australia
Family Proteaceae

Key Benefits

bulletOrange flowers 6" x 3 1/2"
bulletMature size 9' rounded shrub
bulletCoarsely toothed leaves

Problem Solving Features

bulletLow maintenance
bulletLow moisture requirements
bulletExcellent for accent or back of the border

Pricing - See Price List Here

*Sow seed 1/8" deep in well drained media.  Give preventive fungicidal drench.  Germinate 3-12 weeks at 64 - 80 degrees F.
 
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