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Isopogon formosus Pink Sparkler

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Isopogon formosus Pink Sparkler Drumsticks, Coneflower,

Native: Foliage Type:
Yes Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Shrubs Shrub Like, Upright

Description:
Beautiful native erect shrub with deep green narrow, divided foliage along the stem. The young growth is silky-hairy and often has a reddish tinge. Mauve pink coloured terminal flowers bloom winter and spring and droop downwards once they open. Great as a cut flower, attracting nectar feeding birds and in borders. Grows approx 70cm tall x 1m wide.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m 60cm-1m

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

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Bird Attracting, Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Cut Flower, Habitat, Low Water Garden, Mass Planting, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers full sun to partly shady position with well drained soils. Avoid waterlogging. Water deeply in dry periods. Prune when young to encourage dense growth. Apply a low phosphorus slow release fertiliser in spring.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Proteaceae Australia

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Pink
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: No

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