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Lechenaultia formosa     Common / Product Name: New Morning

Genus Species: Lechenaultia formosa    

Common / Product Name: New Morning

Habit:   SMALL SHRUB (SS) and GROUND COVER (GC)

Available Sizes
14cm

Height x Width: 0.2m x 0.2m

Pruning:   None Light

Frost Tolerance:   Low

Clay & Heavy Soil Tolerance:   Medium / Well Drained

Coastal Tolerance:   Low

Drought Tolerance:   Low

Origin:   Australian Plant

Evergreen:   Rhizomatous perennial

Flowering:  starts: Autumn / ends: Spring

Flower Colour:   Red to Orange

Irrigation:   Short lived treat as an annual to use in annual garden beds. Requires watering in well drained soils.

Lower Temperatures: Low frost tolerance temperatures as low as 1°C for short periods.

Upper Temperatures: Tolerates periods of dry spells with temperatures extending from Mid 30’s°C to Low 40’s°C for short spells.

Fertilising: Slow release low phosphorus fertilizer.

Environment:   Plants selected suitable for Melbourne surrounds and southern states of Australia.

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