WA Native Plants

The use of Western Australian native plants in home gardens will help conserve the flora of Western Australia and preserve our natural water resources.

The Friends of Kings Park propagate native plants in their nursery within Kings Park. These high quality, rare and unusual  plants are available at the Friends quarterly plant sales with many plants not available from commercial nurseries.

The Backyard Botanicals garden which surrounds Zamia Café at May Drive Parkland, Kings Park provides a visual display of the best plants to grow in Perth gardens.

Native Plant Search

Our plant database contains over 1,300 Western Australian native plants. Links are provided where possible to FloraBase where you’ll find further information about each species.

Not all plants in this database are available from each Friends of Kings Park Plant Sale.  Plant sale species lists change for each sale.  Unfortunately we are unable to take orders, but you could contact the Friends office to request plant species you’d like to see propagated for a future sale.

The information provided here is a general guide only: plants are sensitive to such factors as soil types, water volumes and other geographical factors.

Please select the characteristics you would like or type a colour or design feature in the search space.

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Latin name Common name Description
Verticordia plumosa var. incrassata

Upright low shrub. Grows 0.3-0.8 m h x 0.2-0.6 m w. Grey-green fine foliage. Mauve-pink to magenta flowers from July-Nov. Grows in sandy or gravelly soils in part to full sun.

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Verticordia plumosa var. plumosa Plumed Featherflower (‘Albany form’)

Erect, bushy shrub. Grows up to 1 m h x 0.4-0.6 m w. Narrow grey-green leaves. Round clusters of pink or white flowers in spring. Prefers well-drained soils. Sunny position. Tip prune after flowering.

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Verticordia plumosa var. plumosa Plumed Featherflower

Erect, bushy shrub. Grows up to 1 m h x 0.4-0.6 m w. Narrow grey-green leaves. Round clusters of pink or white flowers in spring. Prefers well-drained soils. Sunny position. Tip prune after flowering.

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Verticordia plumosa var. vassensis Vasse Featherflower

Very attractive low shrub. Grows 0.5 m h x 0.7 m w. White and purple flowers from Jan to Feb. Full sun. Sandy soils. Flowers cluster in small groups to form small round heads on outside of foliage. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Verticordia pulchella

Low growing arching shrub, 0.2-0.4 m h x 0.2-0.6 m w. Grey-green foliage. Attractive red flowers from Oct-Jan. Grows in sandy-gravelly soils with excellent drainage in part to full sun. Good container plant. Conservation status: Priority 2.

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Verticordia serrata

Very attractive low shrub. Grows 0.5-1 m h x 1 m w. Fine mid-green foliage. Profuse golden flowers. Well-drained sandy or loamy soils in part to full sun. Prune lightly after flowering.

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Verticordia sieberi var. sieberi

Low upright shrub. Grows 0.3-0.7 m h x 0.2-0.5 m w. Mid-green needle-like leaves. Pink-purple bunched flowers from Nov-April. Grows in well-drained sandy soils in part to full sun.

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Verticordia spicata ssp. spicata Spiked Featherflower

Small upright shrub. Grows 0.5-1.5 m h x 0.3-1.2 m w. Ovate light green leaves. White, cream or pink flowers in spikes along the ends of the stems from Oct-Feb. Grows in full sun in light sandy soils. Tip prune after flowering.

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Verticordia staminosa var. cylindracea

Low compact shrub. Grows 0.3-0.6 m h x 0.6-1 m w. Fine light green foliage on arching branches. Yellow flowers from July-Oct. Grows in well-drained sandy or loamy-gravelly soils in full sun. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Verticordia staminosa var. erecta Pine Featherflower

Attractive, low compact shrub to 0.7 m h x 0.5 m w. Erect pine-like stems. Green-yellow flowers with red stamens in autumn. Well-drained sandy or gravelly soils in part-full sun. Good container plant. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Verticordia venusta (Grafted)

Small upright shrub. Grows 0.3-1.5 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Rounded dark-green leaves. Attractive pale to dark pink flowers at the ends of the branches from Sept-Jan. Grows in part to full sun in well-drained sandy soils. Conservation status: Priority 3.

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Verticordia venusta

Small upright shrub. Grows 0.3-1.5 m h x 0.5-1 m w. Rounded dark-green leaves. Attractive pale to dark pink flowers at the ends of the branches from Sept-Jan. Grows in part to full sun in well-drained sandy soils. Conservation status: Priority 3.

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Verticordia vicinella

Low shrub. Grows 0.3-0.5 m h x 0.3-0.6 m w. Fine grey-green foliage. Terminal clusters of pink, cream or pale yellow flowers from Jan-May. Grows in well-drained soils in full sun. Lightly prune after flowering. Conservation status: Priority 4.

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Wahlengbergia stricta Austral Bluebell

Dwarf tufted herbaceous plant. Grows 0.2-1 m h x 0.4-1.5 m w. Variably shaped deep green foliage. Bell-shaped blue flowers from Sept-Feb and sporadically other times. Grow in a range of soils in part to full sun.

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Waitzia acuminata Orange Immortelle

Very attractive annual everlasting daisy. Grows 0.1-0.6 m h. Attractive grey-green foliage. Well-displayed orange and yellow flowers from Aug-Dec. Grows in most soils in full sun. Good potted colour specimen in a container with other plants.

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Westringia dampieri

Dense shrub. Grows 0.6-1 m h x 1-2 m w. Grey-green foliage. Flowers white with purple markings from Oct-Jan. Suitable for most soil conditions. Open sunny position. Tolerates lime.

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Xanthorrhoea preissii Grasstree

Large-sized long-lived shrub. Grows to 5 m but slow growing. Pendulous mid-green grass-like foliage. Tall upright flower spike with white butterfly attractive flowers. Well-drained soils in part to full sun.

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Xanthosia rotundifolia Southern Cross

Attractive low shrub. Grows 0.2-0.8 m h x 0.3-1 m w. Serrated dark green foliage. Cross-shaped white flowers from Jan-Dec. Grows in a range of soils types in dappled shade to full sun. Lightly prune after flowering.

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Xylomelum occidentale Western Woody Pear

Upright small tree. Grows 3-8 m h x 1.5-4 m w. Serrated oak-like leaves. Attractive cream terminal clusters of flowers to 20 cm long from Dec-Feb. Large pear-shaped woody fruits. Grows in well-drained soils in part to full sun.

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