Banksia blechnifolia

Banksia blechnifolia

My go-to ground cover Banksia. This little character is quickest to bloom (three years from seed) and is quirky enough to capture the attention of any garden visitor. The deeply serrated leaves grow perpendicular to the ground and are rigid to the touch while the backsides have a distinct reptilian pattern. The flowers protrude from the edge of the foliage beginning as small acorns before developing into 6" oblong fuzz ball.

 

Flower Color: Rusty Red

Bloomtime: Winter/Spring

Height: 1 foot

Width: 3-5 feet

Exposure: Sun

Soil Type: Good to Average Drainage

Cold Tolerance: Moderately Frost Tolerant

Irrigation requirements: Low to Medium

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