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Telopea speciosissima (Warratah)
Warratah Telopea speciosissima
Height 3 m
Width 3m
Origin Native
Climate Zone 3
Zone 4
Zone 2
Foliage Colour Dark Green Leaves
Foliage Cover Evergreen
Flower Colour Red
Frost Tolerance Light Frost
Drought Tolerance Keep Watered During Hot Periods
Flowering Period Early Spring
Mid Spring
Design Use Bush Gardens
Cut Flowers
Screening Plant
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Part Shade

The Dapple Designs Expert Says:

Telopea speciosissima - also known as the Warratah - is a tall shrub that originates from Eastern New South Wales, Australia. It is also the official floral emblem of the state of New South Wales. Its very large red flowers make ideal additions to flower arrangements. These plants don't like wet feet so make sure they are planted in free draining soil but also don't let them dry out as they are drought sensitive plants. They are great wildlife attracting plants.