CROTALARIA cunninghamii 25g

Regal Birdflower

SKU: N 223-25g
Stock: In Stock
Restrictions: NZ Prohibited

Family: Fabaceae
Characteristics: Shrub to 1.5 m spread 1.5 m

Seed per packet: Approx 10
Seed per gram: Approx. 20

Size:
$49.88 AUD Excl. GST
<p>A small shrub with green flowers that resemble a hummingbird that is attached by its beak to the central stalk of the flower head.</p>
<p>Flowering occurs from winter to spring, and sometimes in autumn in its native range. The fruit is a pea-like pod, about 4-5 cm long, which is swollen, hard and velvety.<br />Typically an erect and hairy stem and an open textured crown, stout woolly branches and rounded dull green leaves.</p>
<p>Can be grown successfully in most temperate to hot climates.<br />A good self-seeding species for most climates and revegetation projects.</p>
<p>Occurs naturally in the arid to semi-arid zones and the tropics, including northern Western Australia, the Northern Territory, northern South Australia and southwest Queensland.</p>
<p>Prefers a light well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and resistant to an occasional frost.</p>

The ideal time to sow these seeds is when the weather starts to warm up after winter and the soil is still moist.

Although Crotalaria seeds germinate readily, they have a hard outer coating that prevents water from penetrating, and they won't usually germinate unless pre-treated with boiling water.

1. Place the seeds in a container and pour just-boiled water over them.
2. Let the seeds soak overnight.
3. The swollen seeds can then be sown. If some seeds have not swollen, re-treat them.
4. Sow the seeds 5mm deep.
5. Keep the soil moist but not too wet.

Germination and first leaf should occur within 10-21 days at a temperature between 18-22°C

Please do not be too hasty to discard seeds that do not germinate; seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural germination requirements.

As with all seeds, they must have adequate water to keep them moist but not too wet.

Please note:
These growth notes are provided as guidance only and do not guarantee successful germination.

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