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A superior low growing and compact form ideal for hedging and cut flowers.

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Telopea 'Essie's Gift'

full sun
part shade
height 1m
spread 1.5m

The stunning Telopea 'Essie's Gift' offers something truly special in waratah circles. It rewards with spectacular displays of deep pink flower heads throughout the spring making it a real statement plant. This variety is famed for its low growing, compact form which means it can be enjoyed in a wide range of garden applications from hedging through to single specimen planting. The large flower heads are borne on short arching stems and can also be enjoyed in cut flower displays.

'Essie's Gift' is a new selection and is named in honour of the late Essie Huxley. Working with her famous luminous yellow waratah, Essie shared her unique knowledge with plant breeder Brian Fitzpatrick of NSW. With Essie's support, Brian spent years cross pollinating rare varieties to finally bring this amazing compact pink form to life - the beginnings of 'A Waratah Affair'.

Share in a slice of their magic today and let 'Essie's Gift' transform your garden.

'Essie's Gift' enjoys most aspects but it is best to protect from harsh westerly exposure. Grows well in slightly acidic soil types but thrives in fertile well drained soils. Prune by one-third after flowering to maintain shape and vigour and to encourage further flowering flushes. An application of slow release fertiliser formulated for natives in autumn and early spring is beneficial. Low water requirements once established. Provide deep soaks during periods of extended heat.

  • Spectacular low growing displays of bright colour
  • Make a statement with an unusual low native hedge
  • Medium to large containers
  • Enjoy indoors in cut flower arrangements

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