Adenanthos cuneatus ‘Flat Out’ – Jug Flower

The totally prostrate habit combined with the texture and colour of the foliage are the outstanding features of this fantastic Western Australian plant. It is best used as a ground cover to spill over embankments or rockeries. It also makes a fabulous weeping standard grafted plant. Whilst the small red flowers are not a feature, they do attract various nectar feeding birds such as honey eaters and spinebills which are always a welcome addition to a garden. The bronze tinge to the new foliage is absolutely gorgeous. It is reasonably maintenance free with just the occasional trim to remove any dead or dying growth being the major requirement. It does need a well drained soil and a sunny position for best performance.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Flat Out
Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam, Clay loam, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading, Weeping
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Erosion control, Playground friendly
Scientific Name: Adenanthos cuneatus
Common Name : Jug Flower
Height : 0.3
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Nectar eating birds, Butterflies