This cultivar arose spontaneously in the grounds of a Brisbane nursery, the parent species are probably B. ericifolia var. ericifolia and B. spinulosa var. spinulosa. It is well-known for its extremely large flower spikes which can easily become 40 cm long.
It thrives as far south as Melbourne but dislikes heavy frost and therefore will need a protected position in colder inland climates such as Canberra. It needs a relatively well drained soil, prefers a low phosphorus fertiliser and may need the occasional dose of iron chelates if the new growth starts to yellow.