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
Height: 1 foot
Width: 3-5 feet
Soil Type: Good to Average Drainage
Cold Tolerance: Moderately Frost Tolerant
Irrigation requirements: Low to Medium