Tasmanian Waratah
Telopea truncata

Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Telopea (tell-OH-pee-uh) (Info)
Species: truncata (trunk-AH-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

Water Requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Dothan, Alabama

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 27, 2004, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is a beautiful shrub from Tasmania in Australia. It grows in wet forests in sub-alpine areas, and is covered with large red flower-heads in the summertime. I grew one from seed when I lived in Tasmania, but moved to Victoria, before it grew to flowering size.