Telopea ‘Shady Lady Red’ – Waratah


A dense medium to large shrub with grey-green foliage with large red flat flower heads. A cross between T. speciosissima and oreades, which makes it a good garden performer. A great feature shrub for general garden beds or rockeries, also suitable for a large container. Waratahs are a great cut flower, and a well grown specimen can bear many blooms. Best in a well drained acid soil, likes a feed in spring with a good quality native fertilizer, watering in well after application.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Shady Lady Red
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 3
Flowering Time : Spring
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : Sub-tropical, Warm temperate, Cool temperate, Mediterranean, Cool
Growth Habit : Evergreen, Open foliage
Soil Moisture : Well-drained
Special Uses : Cut flower, Pipe and drain friendly
Scientific Name: Telopea
Common Name : Waratah
Height : 3
Flower Color : Red
pH Level : Acid, Neutral
Plant Environment : Low maintenance garden, Container growing, Flower garden
Light : Sunny, Light shade
Lifespan : Perennial
Frost Tolerance : Tolerates light frost
Attracts Wildlife : Bees, Nectar eating birds, Butterflies, Other insects