Telopea speciosissima ‘Ballerina’ – Waratah

A dense medium to large shrub with deep green foliage with cone-shaped bright red blooms. A great feature shrub for general garden beds or rockeries. Also suitable for a large container and is a great cut flower. Does best in a well drained acid soil, and likes a mulch of leaves, straw or similar. Feed in spring with a good native fertiliser, watering in well afterwards.

Family : Proteaceae
Cultivar Name: Ballerina
Plant Type : Large shrub
Width : 1.5
Flowering Time : Spring, Summer
Soil Type : Sandy, Loamy, Sandy loam, Potting mix
Climate Zone : 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 speciosissima
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