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Banksia blechnifolia Honey Baby

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Banksia blechnifolia Honey Baby Groundcover Banksia, Fern Leaf Banksia, Prostrate Banksia,
Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers, Shrubs Prostrate, Spreading

Prostrate native shrub that has dense horizontal branches with flowers emerging at ground level. Long erect leaves are deeply lobed, rusty brown and hairy. When young they are bright pink with the new leave emerge, pinkish brown flower spikes surface from the ground in among the foliage. Grows approx 30cm tall x 2m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun, Semi Shade Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Groundcover, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Verge, Container / Pot, Under Trees

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Keep moist during dry periods, Low phosphorus slow release fertiliser, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Foliage Colour: Blue, Green
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Yes

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: High
Frost: Moderate
Wind: High