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A spectacular flowering red shrub native to New South Wales, Australia. Growing up to three metres tall, the waratah is the floral emblem of New South Wales. Its scientific name is Telopea Speciosissima.

Waratah grows best in the wild and is nearly impossible to cultivate in pots. It flourishes in soil rich with humus and prefers full sun exposure.

The plant will not bloom until it reaches at least two years in age. The first flowering can produce 6-20 blooms, and this number increases greatly with age.

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