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Dainty Pea or Pretty Pea
SKU Code: N 571
Characteristics: Small shrub to 60 cm
Seed per packet: Approx. 20
A small shrub to 60 centimetres the "Dainty Pea" would be one of the most spectacular of the Fabaceae family with large pea shaped blue-purple and red-pink flowers that occur for September to December in it's native range.
Formally known as GOMPHOLOBIUM venustum
Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought resistant.
Endemic to the South West Province of 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, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.
Seed germinate readily, however they do have a hard outer coating which is impervious to water and generally germination will normally not occur unless the seed is scarified by abrading or pre-treated with boiling water first.
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.
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