They would make great companion plants to a cp collection. Unfortunately, plants cannot be obtained outside Australia, and the Australian nurseries do not send overseas. What a pity, esp. as seeds are difficult to germinate. So lets stay with the pictures.
First species is L. biloba. The common name is mirror of heaven. Good name.
Esp. in the evening light the colours look unreal, and the sensor failed to resolve any finer structures.
A bicoloured form, less vibrant but also pretty:
Next species is L. formosa (hopefully there is no other species within the following pics, as there are similar species and I am no expert)
What a colour:
Big flower on a tiny plant:
Another nice thing with Lechenaultia is the growth habit -cplants often form beautiful compact bushes or patches:
Next one is L. tubiflora. Very variable in growth habit and flower colour, it forms little bushes or pretty patches and comes in colours from white, yellow, orange to red and as unicoloured, bicoloured or tricoloured plants. Here some forms I could find:
Both formosa and tubiflora side by side:
Last species I'd like to show is L. linarioides - once again totally different, and once again very special in its colour:
Hope you like them as I do!
Edited by Martin Hingst, 07 November 2011 - 21:56 PM.