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Running Postman or Scarlet Runner
Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: N 196
Other names: Scarlet Runner
Characteristics: Twining vine
Seed per packet: Approx. 15
Seed per gram: Approx. 55
A climbing form of the typically prostrate Running Postman with trifoliate green leaves.
Pea-shaped red and yellow flowers occur over the cooler months from April to November in their native range.
Endemic to a large area of southern Australia including WA, SA, VIC, NSW, and Tasmania.
Prefers light to medium soil in 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 have been discarded.
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