Lambertia formosa – Mountain Devil

Lambertia Formosa is a spreading shrub to 2 metres tall and wide, with red flowers mainly in spring and summer, and sporadically in the cooler months. The seed pods are woody, and give the plant’s common name for its little devil face. Good for temperate to sub tropical climates.
Grows best in the garden in a sunny to partly shaded position and well drained soil. A good food plant for nectar eating wildlife, and the slightly spiky foliage also makes it a great shelter plant for smaller birds. Frost hardy and also good for coastal plantings.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name:
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 2
Flowering Time : All year
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Clay loam
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Decorative fruit, Erosion control, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Lambertia formosa
Common Name : Mountain Devil
Height : 2
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Courtyard, Poolside, Container growing, Coastal garden, Drought resistant
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates heavy frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects