Teleopea speciosissima – Warratah

This is a large shrub, growing up to 3.0M. Striking large red inflorescences in springtime. Each flowerhead is an absolute joy.

There are two of these striking plants on High Street in Motueka. Possibly a casual driver by might presume they had just passed a Rhododendron, but this is much more special than that. It is well worth stopping to admire. And, curiously for such a wonderful and unusual plant, they are not hard to come by. Ours came from Mitre 10 at a perfectly reasonable price.

Click here to view the Teleopea speciosissima page in Karin’s Garden.