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SKU Code: N 438-100g
Characteristics: Shrub 1-2 metres
Seed per packet: Approx. 200
Seed per gram: Approx. Fine seed, several thousand.
An erect or rounded shrub with stiff, cylindrical but not sharply pointed foliage, 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 are attractive to honey-eating birds.
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.
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
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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