Genus Species: Lechenaultia formosa
Common / Product Name: New Morning
Habit: SMALL SHRUB (SS) and GROUND COVER (GC)
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.