Description.
Highly variable shrub. The local variety is a rounded, bushy plant usually not exceeding 1.5 metres in height. Leaves are densely hairy, vivid green and oblong or slightly rounded in shape. They rarely exceed 3 centimetres in length. The bright red and yellow flowers occur in crowded clusters and the ends of branches. These are followed by pods containing two seeds. Seeds are often shed early through an opening in the bottom of the pod.
Propagation.
From seed, which can be hard to collect. Germination may take several months. Also from cuttings and grafting.
Flowering.
Flowers may appear at any time, but are generally more profuse in winter and spring.
Locations.
Keajura Rd. A single herbarium record (dating from 1908) places the species at The Rock, but this hasn’t been confirmed.

Based on the flora of the Graham Centre Biodiversity Nursery