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SKU Code: B44.
Characteristics: Shrub 2 m spread 1.5 m
Seed per packet: 5
Sold by seed count
Spreading rounded shrub up to 2 m in diameter and about 1.5 m in height that produces spectacular large bright red pincushion-like flowers borne profusely in spring.
Horizontal spreading stems branch from the single main stem.
The name Pincushion comes from the style of flowers in this genus.
Native to South Africa.
Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in a protected sunny position, drought-tolerant frost tender.
The best time to sow is usually autumn or spring when the temperature range is between 16-22°C and there is a difference of day and night temperatures of around 12°C.
If your summer is hot and dry and your winter is moderate and wet the best time to sow is in autumn.
In colder climates with less harsh summers, it is usually better to sow in spring.
Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended:
Members of the Proteaceae are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination will often occur without smoke treatment it has proved to be beneficial in reducing the number of days to germination and increasing germination rates in many species of the Proteaceae family
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.
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