Verticordia sp., Featherflowers. Verticordia plumosa
Verticordia plumosa

Verticordia sp.

Family: Myrtaceae
Origin: Australia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterRegular waterYellow, orange flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersUnusual colorWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Most Verticordias (Featherflowers) grow to a height of 5-10 ft tall. Verticordias varieties can feature a range of colors, from white and off-white, to pink, red, crimson, and a vinous color, as well as yellow and orange. This is why planting Verticordias in your garden is like going on a treasure hunt, searching for the various colors of flowers. The flowers tend to bloom more profusely in full sun and regular watering. However, the plants can survive on moderate water and soil which is less than ideal. So if you live in a drier area, you can still enjoy the beauty of Verticordias.

Not only are Verticordias a beautiful addition to the garden, they also serve some practical purposes. They attract lots of butterflies, bees and sometimes even hummingbirds, so you can enjoy the biodiversity in your own backyard.

Verticordias can be grown in USDA Zone: 9-11. In colder regions, they can be grown in a pot and protected through the winter. For planting in a pot, choose a container with good drainage. Be sure that the container receives adequate sunlight and water regularly. In the winter, cover the pot with a plastic wrap to keep the soil temperature warm.

Overall, Verticordia sp. is a large and diverse genus, native to Australia, that features many colors and sizes of beautiful fringed flowers. Its easy maintenance and hardy traits make it great for different gardens and climates.

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