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Products > Adenanthos detmoldii 'Metallica'
Adenanthos detmoldii 'Metallica' - Yellow Jugflower

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
Image of Adenanthos detmoldii 'Metallica'
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Shrub
Family: Proteaceae (Proteas)
Origin: Australia (Australasia)
Flower Color: Yellow & Orange
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 3-5 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Adenanthos detmoldii 'Metallica' (Yellow Jugflower) A medium sized upright growing shrub to 6 feet tall with near equal spread with narrow gland-dotted leaves arranged spirally on the upright stems that are at first slightly hairy but glabrous with age. The slightly hairy tubular yellow and orange flowers appear along the stems near the branch tips from mid winter until late spring.

Plant in full coastal sun to dappled shade inland in medium to well-drained soils and irrigate occasionally. It is profusely flowering and attractive to nectar feeding birds.

Yellow Jugflower occurs in a very restricted area in damp sandy flats at the southern tip of Western Australia where ist it is regarded as being at risk in the wild. The name Adenanthos comes from the Greek 'aden' meaning "a gland" and 'anthos' meaning "a flower" and is in reference to the flowers' prominent nectaries. This species was described by Baron von Mueller, a German born Australian government botanist and Director of the Melbourne Botanical Gardens who named this plant after his good friend William Detmold.

Adenanthos detmoldii 'Metallica' was a 2006 University of California Santa Cruz Arboretum Koala Blooms Australian plant introduction that we grew from 2006 until 2009. While a very interesting plant, it was not outstandingly attractive so did not sell that well and also did not persist long in garden plantings. See our Koala Blooms Page for a list of all of the introductions from the UCSC Arboretum. 

This information about Adenanthos detmoldii 'Metallica' displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.