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Conservation Code Priority Two
Poorly-known species

Stock: Available

SKU Code: B 51


Family: Proteaceae
Characteristics: Small shrub 1 to cylindrical1.5 metre

Seeds per packet: 5
Sold by seed count.

A small shrub with very attractive bright yellow-orange cylindrical flower spikes 9-17 cm tall by 60cm mm diameter. Flowers occur mainly from April to June but may continue through to spring. The leaves are broad with toothed margins.

The large yellow-orange flower heads and dense growth habits combined with their low maintenance make this an outstanding and useful species for the garden.
Closely related to Banksia media

Conservation code of Priority 2:
Species that are known from one or a few locations (generally five or less), some of which are on lands managed primarily for nature conservation, e.g. national parks, conservation parks, nature reserves and other lands with secure tenure being managed for conservation. Species may be included if they are comparatively well known from one or more locations but do not meet adequacy of survey requirements and appear to be under threat from known threatening processes. Such species are in urgent need of further survey.

Occurs naturally in only 2 known locations in the eastern parts of the Esperance Plains on the south coast of Western Australia.

Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, avoid waterlogged soils. Drought tolerant but frost tender.

Grow notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C

  1. The growing medium should be well-draining but should remain damp between watering.
  2. Sow the seed the depth on the seed size. Vermiculite is a good medium to use to cover the surface as it helps retain moisture and controls the temperature. 
  3. Keep moist but not too wet as the seed may rot. Do not let the growing mix completely dry out. 
  4. Germination should occur in 21-60 days depending on the temperature and conditions. 

Pre-treatment of smoke: Not considered critical to germination of this species and germination will generally occur without it.
However many members of the Proteaceae family are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species of the Proteaceae family.
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they have been discarded.

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