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CHAMAESCILLA corymbosa 1g

Blue Stars

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SKU Code: N 340-1g

Family: Asparagaceae
Sub-family: Lomandroideae
Characteristics: Tuberous perennial 15 cm

Seed per packet: Approx: 80-100
Seed per gram: Approx. 2500

A small attractive perennial growing to a height of 15 cm with bright blue star-like flowers with six petals 8 -10 mm long on branched stems. The flowers appear in groups of two or more and are produced from August to October. Leaves are bluish-green, arranged in a flat rosette.

Chamaescilla corymbosa is found in damp sandy areas or rock in South Australia, Western Australia, New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania.

Prefers reasonably well-drained light to medium soil in an open sunny position. Frost resistant but drought 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, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C for this species.

Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended.

This genus is responsive to smoke, although it is not critical for germination of this species it is usually beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.

  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 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 21 days in the right condition but may take up to 90 days or longer depending on the 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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