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Scarlet Honey Myrtle
Characteristics: Shrub 1.5 m spread 1.5 m
Seed per packet: 200
Small to medium shrub with a smooth stem and an open textured crown. Greyish green concaved leaves 2.5 cm long. Attractive bright red or deep pink bottlebrush like flowers with gold tips occurring in spring and summer.
Endemic to a wide range over the southern half of Western Australia.
Prefers a light well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.
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
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, natives 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.