NSW Waratah

Sunday Tasmanian - Tassie Living - - GARDENING -

Per­haps the most spec­tac­u­lar of all Aus­tralian plants is the NSW Waratah (Telo­pea specio­sis­sima). A cul­ti­vated va­ri­ety called Shady Lady Red is worth search­ing for as it grows to per­fec­tion in deep, sandy, welldrained, acidic soil, but needs some sum­mer wa­ter­ing. In a sunny spot it forms a bushy shrub, grow­ing about 2m wide and tall in Tas­ma­nia and pro­duc­ing the blood-red flow­ers in spring.

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