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Desert Kennedia or Running Violet
Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: E 93.
Characteristics: Trailing vine or climbing shrub
Seed per packet: Approx. 8
Seed per gram:
Trailing ground cover 5-10 cm high with a spread of 2 metres or a climbing shrub to 1 metre high that produces attractive deep purple-violet pea-flowers from April to November. Ideal ground cover in open landscapes or as an ornamental creeper in amongst mixed natives.
Occurs over a wide distribution range of inland Western Australia and South Australia.
Prefers light well-drained soil and an open sunny position, drought, and frost-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
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, the seed is best scarified by pre-treating with hot water first.
Hot water treatment is recommended for this species.
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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