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PlantFiles: Tasmanian Waratah
Telopea truncata

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

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Category:
Shrubs

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:
Flowers are good for cutting
Suitable for growing in containers

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

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive kennedyh 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.

Regional...

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

Dothan, Alabama



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