Telopea oreades

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 Telopea oreades subsp. var.  Gippsland Waratah
Habit: shrub
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Height: 10 ft to 30 ft
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers
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USDA Zones: 9 to 10
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Flower features: red, pink
Proteaceae > Telopea oreades var. , F.Muell.

Telopea oreades (Gippsland Waratah or Victorian Waratah) is a large shrub or small tree from Australia in the family Proteaceae.[1][2]

It grows to 12 metres high and has narrow-obovate to spathulate leaves, which are 11 to 28 cm long and 1.5 to 6 cm wide. Crimson flowers appear between October and December in its native range, the flowerheads comprising 36 to 60 individual flowers with green to pink bracts.[2][3] These are followed by leathery to woody fruits which are 5 to 7.5 cm long.[4]



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A selected white-flowered form from the Errinundra Plateau, which was originally known as 'Plateau View Alba' or 'Plateau View White' was registered by the Australian Cultivar Registration Authority in 1990 as 'Errindundra White'.[5]

The species is known to produce hybrids with Telopea monganensis.[2]



  1. Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; no text was provided for refs named APNI
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Telopea oreades". PlantNET - New South Wales Flora Online. Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust, Sydney Australia. Retrieved on 2009-10-09.
  3. Cochrane, G.R., Fuhrer, B.A., Rotherdam, E.M., Simmons, J.& M. and Willis, J.H. (1980). Flowers and Plants of Victoria and Tasmania. A.H. & A.W. Reed. ISBN 0589502565. 
  4. Corrick, M.G. and Fuhrer, B.A. (2001). Wildflowers of Victoria and adjoining areas. Australia: Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473142. 

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