Isopogon formosus: is a member of the Proteaceae family and is known as the Rose Cone-flower.
Isopogon formosus is a small, erect or spreading shrub that may reach a height of 1.5 metres. The young growth is silky and sometimes reddish. The leaves are green to reddish-green, very divided and each segment has a sharp point. The cone-shaped flower heads are six centimetres across, carried terminally or in upper leaf axils and are eye catching mauve pink. Bright yellow styles age to red. The flowering period extends from October to February.
Flowers are followed by cones about two centimetres across. Each cone holds a number of small, hairy seeds.
Isopogon formosus is a native of south-western Western Australia.
The species was first introduced into England 1805 and is grown in California.
This colourful shrub could be cultivated in native shrubberies.
Propagate from seed and cuttings. We have had great success with cutting propagation.