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Purple Pea Bush or Pointed Leaf Hovea
SKU Code: N 315
Characteristics: Shrub 1.5 m Spread 1 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 10
Seed per gram: Approx. 35
An attractive small shrub with an erect slender stem with fairly board leaves tapered at both ends 7.5 cm long. Alluring bright bluish purple pea shaped flowers occur in clusters of long dense heads during spring.
Native to New South Wales and Queensland.
Prefers alight well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought resistant but frost tender.
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.
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