CHORIZEMA cordatum 2g

Heart-leaf Flame Pea

SKU: E 199-2g
Stock: In Stock

Family: Fabaceae
Characteristics: Shrub 1-2 m spread 1-1.5 m

Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 450

$20.00 AUD Excl. GST

A small attractive shrub with variable leaves that are often heart-shaped with toothed margins that produce orange-red and yellow pea flowers which occur in loose narrow clusters appearing profusely in spring. 
Endemic to the southwest of Western Australia.

Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, 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.

Pre-treatment of hot water is recommended.

  1. Place the seed in a container and pour in just-boiled water and allow to soak overnight.
  2. Sow 3-4mm deep, keep warm & moist but not wet.
  3. Germination should occur in 10-28 days @ 18-22C.

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.

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