Darwinia meeboldii – Cranbrook Bell

This shrub comes from the Stirling Ranges in Western Australia, and has eye catching pendulous red and white bell flowers in spring. It naturally grows in peaty soils, and needs some protection from the harsh hot sun. Dislikes humidity, and likes a well drained soil. Difficult to maintain in the garden, however grafted specimens will perform better. If feeding is needed, only use a low phosphorous native fertiliser.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Darwinia meeboldii
Common Name : Cranbrook Bell
Height : 3
Flower Color : White, Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Light shade
Lifespan : Short lived
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects