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Other names: Pine Leaved Western Rose
Characteristics: Shrub 1.5 m spread 1 m
Seed per packet: 15
An evergreen shrub with a slender stem with a lightly textured crown, narrow leaves and pendant red and green flowers that occur in spring.
Endemic to an fairly small area around Perth Western Australia.
Prefers a light soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.
Seed is usually best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination of this genus is around 22-25°C for this species.
Pre-treatment of smoke is not critical for this species but research has shown it may be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates of this species.
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments 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.