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Lotus berthelotii Red Flash

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Wantirna
C1, C7
Size: 14cm
Available: 3
$/Unit (EX GST): $5.78 ex GST
$/Unit (INC GST): $6.35 inc GST
Botanical Name: Common Names:
Lotus berthelotii Red Flash Parrots Beak, Lotus Vine Flower, Pelican Beak, Coral Gem,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Groundcovers Prostrate, Spreading

Description:
An ornamental, deciduous, creeping, groundcover that originated from the Canary Islands. The attractive foliage has needle like grey blue leaves that make a great backdrop for the stunning crimson red and orange parrot beak shaped flowers that appear during spring and summer. The creeping habit makes it perfect to cascade over a retaining wall, pot or a hanging basket making a stunning display.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm 30-60cm

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

Landscape Use(s)
Balcony / Roof, Borders / Shrubbery, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Mass Planting, Rockery, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Requires good fertile moist soil. Regular watering during summer and annual fertiliser. Prune back after flowering. In cooler areas it may die back but will re generate in spring.

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

Family Name: Origin:
Fabaceae Africa

Characteristics
Foliage Colour: Blue, Green
Flower Colour: Orange, Red
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring, Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low, Medium / Moderate
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate
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