Darwinia meeboldii is one of the Western Australia’s endangered flowering plants. These plants are found only in the Stirling Range, despite being found in more places in Australia 100+ years ago. They grow in sandy areas and flower from October to December.
These bell flowers grow on a shrub to 3-10 feet in height. The ‘Cranbrook Bell’ is not always happy in a general garden setting, but with a little care will last and bloom for years if potted in a good potting mix and fed with weak liquid fertilizer. Plants for sale to the general public were grafted on to the much hardier Darwinia citriodora rootstock. This tended to be a long and costly process, and the use of cuttings is now a more common method of propagation.
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