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Characteristics: Small shrub 100 cm
Seeds per packet: 60
A small erect compact shrub with for angled stems with scattered red glands along margins of wings. Attractive red flowers and leaves 1.5 cm long and the margins toothed and with red glands.
Native to the Southern part of Western Australia.
Adaptable to a range of sandy to clay soils in an open sunny position.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in 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
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.