Darwinia macrostegia – Mondorup Bell

A small shrub with gorgeous pendulous red and white bell flowers in autumn to spring. It is native to the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia. Grows from 30 centimetres to around a metre, with small glossy green leaves and a dense habit, though it can become straggly with age. Dislikes humidity, which can make it short lived. Needs a well drained soil, and likes a layer of mulch to keep the roots cool. The flowers are good for cutting, and can also be dried.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.8
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Sandy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean, Semi-arid
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Dry, Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Darwinia macrostegia
Common Name : Mondorup Bell
Height : 1
Flower Color : White, Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial, Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Other insects