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PlantFiles: Showy Dryandra
Dryandra formosa

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Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Dryandra (dry-AN-druh) (Info)
Species: formosa (for-MOH-suh) (Info)

Synonym:Banksia formosa

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
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Hardiness:
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Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
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Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kennedyh On Oct 16, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

The Dryandras are a genus of flowering shrubs in the Protea family, found only in Western Australia. All species have large showy flower-heads and all are in some shade of yellow. The Showy Dryandra is a paricularly beautiful species, with slender toothed leaves and flower-heads of a rich golden-yellow. I particularly like the buds just before opening, with the styles of the flowers forming a lovely golden cage. This species is quite popular in cultivation, including being grown commercially for the cut-flower trade. I planted a seedling some years back and now have a large shrub 3 metres tall against the end of my house, just coming into flower again at the moment.



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