Waratah- Tasmanian

Telopea truncata Open Pollinated

  • Evergreen shrub to small tree to 3m
  • Vivid scarlet flowers
  • Bird attracting

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Waratah- Tasmanian' seeds

Telopea truncata

  • Evergreen shrub to small tree to 3m
  • Vivid scarlet flowers
  • Bird attracting

An evergeen perennial shrub to small tree growing to 3m in cultivation (up to 10m in its native habitat). Plants may be single or multi-stemmed and have leathery deep green elongated leaves. The vivid scarlet flowers measure 5-7cm across and appear in summer, and are followed by a woody seed pod. The flowers develop in loose clusters of 10 to 20 blooms at the ends of the stems. Suited to cool climate gardens as a feature, understory or screening plant. Bird attracting. Flowers make good cut flowers.

Native to central, western and southern Tasmania, mostly in mountainous areas.

Note: Seeds of many native plants are dormant and will not germinate until ideal environmental conditions are met. Follow instructions for pre-treatment and sowing, and be patient; some wild harvested seeds can take much longer to germinate than expected.

Seeds per gram: 33
Product code: I3-02

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 3mm
Season Spring or autumn
Germination 21-35 days @ 16-20°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 200cm
Plant Height 300cm
Position Part sun, moist well drained soil.

*Notes: Grow in part shade, preferably with roots in full shade and leaves and flowers morning sun. Apply only low-phosphorus fertiliser.


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