Diplolaena grandiflora – Wild Rose

A Western Australian shrub, notable for the showy hanging red to orange flowers from autumn to spring. The blooms make great cut flowers. The leaves are also attractive, dark green above and furry grey underneath.
Needs good drainage and a sunny to partly shaded position. Light pruning after flowering is beneficial. Feed with a low phosphorus native fertiliser in spring. Short lived in humid areas. Mulch to keep the soil cool and to deter weed growth.

Family : Rutaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Small shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Autumn, Winter
Soil Type : Loamy, Sandy loam
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Spreading
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower
Scientific Name: Diplolaena grandiflora
Common Name : Wild Rose
Height : 3
Flower Color : Red, Orange
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects