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Hairy Claw Flower

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$4.30 $3.70

Family: Myrtaceae

Characteristics: Spreading Shrub 1.5 m spread 2 m

Seed per packet: 50


The Hairy Claw flower forms a compact, multi-branched spreading shrub to 1.5 metres in height with a 2 metre spread.

An attractive shrub with bright red flowers which have five claws that contains nectar and are attractive to honey eating birds.

Indigenous to Western Australia Calothamnus is a shrub related to Melaleuca but differs in the arrangement of the anthers on the ends of the stamens.

Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Drought and frost resistant.

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

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in the the pores of the mix once watered.
  2. Sprinkle a very light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed if required to hold the seed in place. Do not bury seed deeply.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in the right condition.

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 were discarded.

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