KENNEDIA coccinea - Coral Creeper

Pink and Red Flowers

SKU: N 44
Stock: In Stock

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Faboideae

Characteristics: Twining vine
Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 75

Size:
$4.80 AUD Inc. GST

A twining plant that may be prostrate or can climb to over 3 metres.
Flowers are mainly in spring with clusters of up to 20 flowers in dense compact heads with coral red flowers with magenta edging on the lower petals and yellow centres.

Endemic to Western Australia.

Prefers light to medium soil in an open shaded position, drought and frost-resistant.

Grow notes:

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

Kennedia seeds germinate readily, however, they do have a hard outer coating that is impervious to water. To assist in the uptake of moisture for germination it is best scarified by pre-treating with hot water first.

Hot water treatment is recommended for this species.

  1. Place the seed in a container and pour in just-boiled water and allow to soak overnight.
  2. The swollen seed can then be sown, and re-treat seeds that have not swollen.
  3. Sow seed 3-4mm deep.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, and avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination should occur in 10-21 days @ 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.

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