Templetonia retusa

Templetonia retusa

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An attractive shrub with a rounded, upright habit Templetonia retusa or Cockie's Tongue deserves a place in every Australian garden. The native is very hardy, with dark red pea-shaped flowers occurring in clusters during winter and early spring. Endemic to Western Australia and South Australia, the foliage and flowers of Templetonia retusa are attractive to honey-eating birds and insects and mature to oblong seed pods. The plant responds well to pruning.

Soil: Light soil with good drainage.
Conditions: Open, sunny position. Drought, heat and coastal tolerant. Frost tender.
Size: Height 1.8m x width 3m