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Carpet Select Mix

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Family: Asparagaceae

Subfamily: Lomandroideae

Characteristics: 1-1.5 m

Seeds per packets: 10

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Sword like foliage is sword in a mix of green, pink and red colours. White flowers occur in summer.

Perfect for containers, dry conditions, poolside planting or general garden use. Cold tolerant.

Native to New Zealand.

Prefers a light to medium soil in an open sunny protected position, frost resistant but drought tender.

Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C for this species.

  1. Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. The seed will lodge in the 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 seed too 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, avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 21-28 days in the right conditions but may take up to 90 days or longer depending on the conditions.

General note: Seeds of many plant species 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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