Darwinia oldfieldii – Oldfield’s Darwinia

Darwinia oldfieldii is one of the rose type Darwinias, with lovely blue-green foliage and pink fire cracker flowers in spring. Can be a fussy plant in cultivation, disliking poorly drained soil and too much humidity. A grafted specimen will perform best. Give it a sunny spot, well drained soil with a good air flow around it, and only low phosphorus native fertiliser if it needs feeding. Mulching will keep the roots cool and help to deter weeds. The flowers are good for cut flowers.

Family : Myrtaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 0.5
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, 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 oldfieldii
Common Name : Darwinia
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Red, Pink
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects