Many native plants adapt well to growing in pots. Plants may be grown singly, or several may be grouped in a larger container to form a mini-garden. They require a free-draining medium with appropriate fertiliser so seek a commercial native potting mix.

How to re-pot your plants

  1. Potted wildflowersWater the plant at least an hour before re-potting.
  2. Put some potting mix in the bottom of the pot and firm the soil lightly with the fingers.
  3. Remove the plant from its container, place it in the pot and fill around it, keeping it at the same depth at which it was growing.
  4. Gently firm the soil around the plant and water it in until the pot drains freely.
  5. Place the pot in a sheltered position for at least a week to allow the plant to recover before moving it into its permanent position, according to plant type.

Young plants can be tip pruned to encourage bushy growth and plants may also be lightly pruned after flowering to promote new growth.

Water deeply, rather than frequently, until it drains through the base and use a soil-wetting agent before summer to prevent the mix becoming water repellent.

Established pots can be given the recommended dose of native plant fertiliser at the end of winter as the soil is warming up and plants start to make their spring growth.

With care and common sense, most native plants can be container grown, but for suggestions and further information, please contact the Garden Advisory Service.

Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 1 February 2021 until Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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