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Barrens Clawflower

NZ Prohibited

Stock: Available

SKU Code: N 438


Family: Myrtaceae
Characteristics: Shrub 1-2 metres 

Seed per packet: Approx. 200
Seed per gram: Approx. Fine seed, several thousand.

An erect or rounded shrub that flowers over a long period with attractive bright-red claw-like flowers.
Flowering occurs from July to November and is followed by fruits which are woody capsules. The flowers attract nectar-feeding birds, honeybees and other insects.

The foliage is stiff, and cylindrical but not sharply pointed. 
Ideal for native landscaping and sandy, windy locations.

Occurs naturally in the IBRA Regions Esperance Plains and the Swan Coastal Plain in the south of Western Australia.

Calothamnus is a genus of more than 40 species, all of which are found in South Western Australia.

Prefers light alkaline well-drained soil in an open sunny position. Very hardy, drought, and frost resistant.

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, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C

  1. Sow seed on the surface of a porous seed-raising mix. The seed will lodge in 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 the seed deeply.
  3. Water with a 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, and avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-28 days in the right conditions.

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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