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A low-growing rhizomatous, tufted perennial herb to 30 to 100cm in with grass-like leaves that produces attractive prickly white ball-shaped flowers on straight stems held above the plant from September to January.
A hardy plant for sandy soils.
Prefers well-drained soil in a sunny or partial shade position.
Occurs naturally in the regions of the Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Jarrah Forest, Swan Coastal Plain, and Warren in Western Australia.
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 for this species.
Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for this species.
This genus is responsive to smoke, although it is not critical for germination of this species it is usually beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.
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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels, and more.
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