Lechenaultia formosa – Red Lechenaultia

A neat bun shaped western Australian native with a spectacular display of red flowers from spring through summer. Short lived in humid or overly wet conditions, so needs a sunny spot with great drainage and good air flow. Container growing in a very open soil mix is a great way to grow this plant. Mix perlite or sand into a good quality potting mix for a better growing medium. Only fertilise with a low phosphorus plant food. Tolerates light frost.

Family : Goodeniaceae
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Plant Type : Small shrub, Ground cover
Width : 1
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix, Poor soil
Climate Zone : Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Dense foliage, Mound-shaped
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
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Scientific Name: Lechenaultia formosa
Common Name : Lechenaultia
Height : 0.5
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral, Alkaline
Plant Environment : Courtyard, Container growing, Cottage garden, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Butterflies, Other insects