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A small to medium shrub to 4 metres with broom-like foliage that produces a prolific display of orange yellow pea-flowered blooms during November in its natural range.
A hardy species that occurs naturally in the milder regions of New South Wales and Southern Queensland.
Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought-tolerant and frost resistant to light frost.
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 germinates readily, however they do have a hard outer coating that 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 have been discarded.
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