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SKU Code: N 418-10g
Characteristics: Variable Shrub 0.6 to 2m
Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram: Approx. 50
An upright or prostrate scrambling shrub that produces profuse clusters of attractive purple-blue pea-like flowers during winter and spring.
The dark green leaves are small and elliptical.
Occurs naturally in the IBRA Subregions of the Eastern Goldfield, Fitzgerald, Recherche and Western Mallee in Western Australia.
Prefers a light well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought resistant.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C.
Hovea seeds 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.
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.