The Waratah (Telopea speciosissima) is an attractive and stately shrub that has spectacular cones of vivid, usually red flowers that appear in late spring. It is the floral emblem of New South Wales and is regularly seen in artwork and floral displays. Not only does it provide a lovely feature to any garden, it also attracts bees and nectar feeding birds when in flower.
Full sun to part dhade with protection from the afternoon sun
Water well after planting, requires little water once established, do not allow soil to dry out completely
Well drained, slightly acidic, sandy soil
All year, best grown in temperate and cooler climates