KENNEDIA microphylla 10g

Miniature Creeper

SKU: N 374-10g
Stock: In Stock

Family: Fabaceae
Sub-family: Faboideae
Characteristics: Prostrate shrub to 5-30cm high and 1.5m wide

Seed per packet: Approx. 40
Seed per gram: Approx. 550

$34.00 AUD Excl. GST

A dense prostrate ground covering shrubs up to 1.5 wide which small tri-lobed foliage and produces attractive orange-red flowers in abundance from August to December in its natural range. 

Suitable for coastal exposure making it ideal as a ground cover on sand dunes and sandy slopes.
Adaptable to most soils including sandy soils, Clay loam, and swampy conditions in a sunny position but will tolerate some shade. Drought and frost-resistant.

Occurs naturally in the regions of Carnarvon, Dampierland, Esperance Plains, Geraldton Sandplains, Hampton, Jarrah Forest, Pilbara, Swan Coastal Plain, Warren, and Yalgoo in Western Australia.

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 to occur seed 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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