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A small shrub with holly-like foliage and stunning orange/yellow & red/pink pea flowers that occur long racemes appearing profusely in spring.
Western Australia Conservation Code: Threatened species.
Occurs naturally in a small localized area of the Swan Coastal Plain in Western Australia.
Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, 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, avoiding 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.
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 are discarded.