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SKU Code: F 543
Characteristics: Annual 100 cm
Seed per packet: Approx. 200
Seed per gram: Approx. 1,400
Popular long lasting Australian native wildflower with scarlet coloured flowers with papery textured petals that are popular as dried flowers in floral arrangements.
Ideal for mass planting or use in borders or containers. Flowers occur during spring lasting well into summer. Can be grown throughout summer if water is provided.
When the flowers are fairly dry and open they can be cut and hung upside down in bunches in a well ventilated location until completely dry.
Prefers a light to medium well-drained in an open sunny position.
In temperate areas of Australia it is best to sow from first winter rains through to late winter. Flower will continue until the rains stop and it becomes too hot and dry. Can be grown throughout summer if water is provided.
If sowing directly into the ground sow on the surface and rake very lightly, it is not critical to cover all the seed. Seed should germinate 7-14 days after first rains.
If sowing in containers:
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.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation prior to purchasing.