Telopea speciosissima, commonly known as the New South Wales waratah or simply waratah, is a large shrub in the plant family Proteaceae. It is endemic to New South Wales in Australia and is the floral emblem of that state


  • Height 2-3 metres
  • Well drained, sandy soil
  • Flowers – spring, summer
  • Attracts – birds, native bees and other insects
  • Tolerates light frost

Waratah - Telopea Speciosissima