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
Adenanthos detmoldii Yellow Jugflower

Erect medium to large shrub. Grows 1-3 m h x 2 m w. Yellow flowers with orange throat from Aug-Dec. Light to medium soils in a sunny position. Lightly prune after flowering. Conservation status: Priority 4.

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Adenanthos dobagii Fitzgerald Woollybush

Upright small shrub. Grows 0.5-1.5 m h x 1-1.2 m w. Mid-green fine foliage on ascending branches. Cream or pink flowers from Aug-Nov. Grows in well-drained light soils in part to full sun. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Adenanthos ellipticus Oval-leaf Adenanthos

Medium-large shrub. Grows 2-3 m h x 2-3 m w. Grey-green foliage. Abundant dull-pink to red flowers from Aug-Nov. Well-drained light sandy or gravelly soils in full sun. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Adenanthos ileticos Club-leaf Adenanthos

Upright medium shrub. Grows 1-3 m h x 1-2 m w. Attractive dense green foliage. Small pale pink-red and cream flowers from Aug-Nov. Grows in well-drained soils in part shade or full sun. Good screening plant. Conservation status: Priority 4.

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Adenanthos labillardierei

Small upright shrub. Grows 1-1.5 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Ascending branches with fine mid-green foliage. Cream and claret flowers from Sept-Dec. Requires very well-drained soils in part to full sun. Tip prune after flowering. Conservation status: Priority 4.

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Adenanthos linearis

Low compact shrub. Grows 0.3-1 m h x 1 m w. Light green crowded hairy foliage. Pink or red flowers from Jan-March. Well-drained soils in part to full sun. Conservation status: Priority 2.

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Adenanthos meisneri Prostrate Woollybush

Attractive small spreading shrub. Grows 0.3-0.6 m h x 1-2 m w. Hairy green leaves. Reddish-purple flowers from Dec-Feb. Well-drained sandy soils in part shade to full sun. Can be trimmed.

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Adenanthos obovatus Basket Flower

Attractive small garden plant. Grows 1 m h x 1 m w. Erect branches with rounded dark green leaves. Scarlet, tubular flowers from May-Dec. Most relatively well-drained soils in part to full sun. Attracts nectar-feeding birds. Tip prune after flowering.

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Adenanthos pungens ssp. effusus Spiky Adenanthos

Low growing spreading shrub. Grows 0.5-0.8 m h x 1-2 m w. Spiky mid green foliage. Attractive pale to dark pink flowers from Aug-Nov. Grows in well-drained sandy or loamy soils in part to full sun. Bird attracting. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Adenanthos pungens ssp. pungens Spiky Adenanthos

Low spreading shrub. Grows 0.2-0.5 m h x 1-2 m w. Spiky mid green foliage. Attractive pale to dark pink flowers from Aug-Nov. Grows in well-drained sandy or loamy soils in part to full sun. Bird attracting. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Adenanthos sericeus Woolly Bush

Medium shrub to approx. 3 m h x 1.5-2 m w. Very hardy plant. Good coastal shrub and will grow in most locations. Red-yellow flowers all year. Well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Good screening or hedge species. Excellent bird attracting.

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Adenanthos velutinus Velvet Woollybush

Small-medium shrub. Grows 1-3 m h x 1-2.5 m w. Hairy grey-green foliage. Small cream and black flowers from June-Sept. Well-drained soils in part to full sun. Good screening plant. Conservation status: Declared Rare.

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Adenanthos venosus

Small spreading shrub. Grows 1-2 m h x 2-3 m w. Hairy foliage with bronze new growth. Pink flowers from Aug-Nov. Well-drained soils in part to full sun. Prune after flowering.

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Adenanthos x cunninghamii Albany Woollybush

Attractive grey-green medium shrub. Grows 1-3 m h x 1.5-2.5 m w. Soft grey-green foliage. Pink-red flowers from March-Oct. Grows in most light sandy soils in part to full sun. Natural hybrid. Conservation Status: Priority 4.

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Adenanthos x pamela

Small shrub. Grows 0.7-1.7 m h x 0.5-1.2 m w. Hairy mid-green foliage along stems. Abundant orange flowers from May-Dec. Grows in well-drained loamy soils in part to full sun. Lightly prune after flowering. Conservation status: Priority 4.

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Agonis baxteri

Open, spindly upright shrub. Grows 1.5-2 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Lance-shaped mid-green leaves. Clusters of white or pink flowers from Sept-Dec. Grows in a range of well-drained soils in part to full sun.

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Agonis flexuosa Peppermint

Much-branched small tree. Grows 8-10 m x 5-10 m w. Attractive mid-green foliage. Abundant white flowers along stems from Sept-Dec. Grow in well-drained soils in part to full sun. Good street tree or for coastal situations.

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Agonis flexuosa Peppermint 'Nana'

Much-branched compact medium shrub. Grows 1.5-3 m x 1.5-3 m w. Attractive mid-green foliage. Abundant white flowers along stems from Sept-Dec. Grows in well-drained soils in part to full sun. Good informal hedge that can be clipped.

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Agonis theiformis (formerly hypericifolia)

Upright large shrub, 2-5 m h x 2-3 m w. Linear mid-green foliage. Abundant clusters of white flowers May-Jan. Grows in a wide range of soil types in part to full sun. Very attractive as a filler for flower arrangements. Useful screening plant. (Formerly Agonis hypericifolia)

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Agrostocrinum hirsutum

Low tufted clumping plant. Grows 0.3-0.6 m h x 0.2-0.5 m w. Grass-like foliage. Spikes of 6-petalled blue flowers from Sept-Dec. Grows in well-drained light to medium soils in part to full sun. Good container plant.

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Agrostocrinum scabrum Blue Grass Lily

Low tufted clumping plant. Grows 0.3-1 m h x 0.2-0.5 m w. Grass-like foliage. Spikes of 6-petalled blue flowers from Sept-March. Grows in well-drained light to medium soils in part to full sun. Good container plant.

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Allocasuarina campestris Shrubby She-oak

Adaptable medium-sized shrub. Grows 1-3 m h x 1-3 m w. Fine grey-green foliage. Flowers red/brown from Aug-Nov. Grows in a range of fairly well-drained soils in part to full sun.

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Allocasuarina decaisneana Desert Oak

Stately ornamental outback tree with upright habit. Grows 5-15 m h x 3-7 m w. Dark green foliage. Grows in a range of soils in full sun in a hot location. Best for a large garden or as a specimen tree.

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Allocasuarina humilis Dwarf She-oak

Compact “She-oak”. Grows 0.5-1.5 m h x 1-1.5 m w. Fine bluish green foliage. Red female flowers and brown male flowers. Adaptable to a range of soils. Tolerates slightly alkaline soils. Full to part sun.

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Allocasuarina lehmanniana Dune She-oak

Upright medium shrub. Grows 1-4 m h x 1-3 m w. Dark green foliage. Small brown cones. Ornamental shrub. Grows in most well-drained soils in part to full sun. Good coastal plant.

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Allocasuarina pinaster Compass Bush

Erect medium shrub with pine-like foliage. Grows 2-4 m h x 1-3 m w. Grey-green foliage. Does best in well-drained soils in part to full sun.

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Allocasuarina scleroclada

Ornamental medium shrub with pendulous foliage. Grows 1-3 m h x 2-3 m w. Fine blue-green foliage. Reddish male flowers and brown female flowers from Sept-March. Well-drained light to heavy soils in part to full sun.

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Allocasuarina thuyoides Horned Sheoak

An adaptable small shrub. Grows 0.3-2 m h x 1.5-2 m w. Light grey green fine needle like flowers with red-brown flowers from Aug-Nov followed by horned-shaped fruits. Grows in a range of soils in part to full sun.

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Alyogyne 'Little Al'

Attractive spreading ground cover growing 0.1-0.2 m h x 0.6-1.5 m w. Dense mid green foliage. Abundant purple flowers to 6 cm across from Aug-Dec. Grows in a range of soils in part shade to full sun. Keep moist over summer. Good container plant.

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Alyogyne ‘Blue Heeler'

Attractive spreading ground cover growing 0.2-0.3 m h x 0.6-1 m w. Dense mid green foliage. Abundant purple flowers to 6 cm across from Aug-Dec. Grows in a range of soils in part shade to full sun. Keep moist over summer. Good container plant.

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