Telopea speciossima

New South Wales waratah


Description: This is an erect shrub to 9' x 4', toothed leaves. Bears attractive, large red flowers in spring in large terminal inflorescences to 15 cm diameter and are surrounded by large red bracts. Outstanding shrub and cut flower. Good drainage essential, full sun to only part shade. Prune heavily after flowering for good flower production the next year. NSW Zone 8.

Culture: Acid soil, reasonably drained.  Full sun or light shade.  Addition of compost improves performance. 

Temperature Rating USDA Zone 8
Type Shrub 9' x 4'
Flower Color Red
Growth Rate Moderate
Placement Sun or part shade
Culture Low to moderate moisture
Native New South Wales
Family Proteaceae
Key Benefits
bulletAttractive red flowers
bulletFull sun or light shade
bulletOutstanding cut flowers
Problem Solving Features
bulletFull sun
bulletReasonably drained soils

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Special treatment for seed germination needed.
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