Originating from Western Australia with an unusual flower formation giving it its common name. Erect to spreading shrub. Leaves are linearly shaped, greyish to dark green in colour and roughly 3cm long. Flowers have one sided spikes and are red in colour, roughly 2.5cm long. Flowering occurs from late spring to autumn, clusters of flowers are often formed. This plant is roughly 2-4m tall and 2-5m wide.
Small shrubs 0.5 - 3 metres
Semi-arid with winter rain,
Moist temperate with warm summers,
Winter rains with dry summers,
Moist temperate with hot summers