Candy Cane Isopogon
The candy cane Isopogon is Isopogon latifolius, a showy plant with brilliant pink to mauve flowers above deeper green foliage.
The flowers appear in masses from late winter – spring through to summer.
Reaching a height of around 1m in height with a similar spread, this is an excellent plant for the sunny garden border, rock garden or even grown in a container.
Useful for mass landscape and roadside plantings, or use it as a feature plant in the garden where its height and brilliant flowers will make it a standout when in full flower.
Isopogon latifolius Care
This is a hardy plant once established, drought and frost tolerant.
It does require a well drained soil and a sunny position to do well. Tolerant of coastal conditions, a versatile performer in the garden.
A little additional water through the first summer may be required.
Isopogon latifolius can be pruned, however it is best to prune lightly after flowering (deadhead) to maintain shape.
- Full sun.
- Well Drained soil.
- Suited to growing in larger containers.
- Drought and frost tolerant once established.
When container growing you need to ensure that you are using a specialist Australian Native plant potting mix. These are free draining and contain different fertiliser to othe potting mixes.
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