Waratah flowers

When: Oct - Jan

Where: Mt Wellington - Hobart

Tasmanian waratah is endemic to Tasmania. It grows as a multi-stemmed shrub in wet sclerophyll forest or subalpine scrub to a height of 3 metres and is found on moist acidic soils at altitudes of 600 to 1200 metres.

Flowering occurs from October to January and is related to altitude: plants at lower elevations flower earlier than ones higher up.

Waratah is commonly found on kunanyi/Mt Wellington in Tasmania’s south.

Image: Organ Pipe Walking Track, Mt Wellington / Credit: Darren Dickson