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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.
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.
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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