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SKU Code: N 244-10g
Characteristics: Perennial 30 cm spread 50 cm
Seed per packet: Approx. 50
Seed per gram: Approx. 800
This attractive species is one of a genus of about 20 species most of which occur only in Australia.
Patersonia sericea is one of the most commonly found species with narrow strappy leaves about 20 cm long that grow from an underground rhizome.
Three-petalled deep blue or purple (occasionally white) flowers occur on stems occurs in spring and summer.
Prefers a well-drained, sunny or semi-shaded position with assured moisture. The species is tolerant of at least moderate frost.
Endemic to the east coast of Australia.
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 15-23°C for this species.
Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for this species.
Pre-treatment of smoke:
Many members of this genus are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Although germination may 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.
Smoke treatments are simple and can be undertaken either by soaking the seed overnight or by applying it to the surface after sowing, both provide good results. Smoke treatments are available by clicking here.
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.
We now stock a range of Propagation Accessories including the popular Aquamiser Propagation Kits, Pots, Native and Forestry Tubes, Trays, Labels and more.
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