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An attractive small erect or spreading shrub typically around 50 cm in height that produces pink and red-orange-yellow pea like flowers that occur during the months of July to October.
Tip pruning after flowering will maintain a good compact habit.
A hardy species that prefers a well-drained soil in and open or semi shaded position. Tolerates frost and drought once established.
Occurs naturally in the Southwest Province of Western Australia in the regions of the Avon Wheatbelt, Coolgardie, Esperance Plains, Jarrah Forest, Mallee, Swan Coastal Plain and Warren.
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.
Pre-treatment of hot water recommended.
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.