Adenanthos obovatus Labill.

Jug Flower

Family: Proteaceae

Genus: Adenanthos

Category: Shrub

Size: To 6' tall and 5' wide

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


Bright green leaves to 3/4" long. Red flowers, tubular. Well-drained soil.

See Australian Plant Image Index for photographs.


Published in Nov. Holl. Pl. 1: 29 in 1805.

Native to Australia.

Also published in Cult. Prot. 96 in 1809. Mr. A. Menzies discovered this species, at King George's Sound, before Labillardiere was upon the coast.


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