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PTILOTUS exaltatus (Seed in floret) 10g

Showy Foxtail or Mulla Mulla

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SKU Code: N 295-10g

Family: Amaranthaceae
Characteristics: Perennial 80-100 cm spread 100 cm

Seed per gram: Approx. 160

This small shrub is one of the largest of the Australian Ptilotus at 80-100cm tall and 100cm wide.
Showy Foxtail or Mulla Mulla produces purple feathery flower heads in late winter/spring continuing into summer. The wonderful feathery flower heads are suitable for use as cut flowers.

Well suited to hot dry conditions this hardy plant is also suited to most situations including containers.
Adaptable to most soil types but prefers an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.

Previously known as Ptilotus exaltatus. Endemic to the drier regions of Australia.

Packet contains seed in dried flower heads. The packet may also contain some dried leaf or stork matter.

Growing notes:

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 for this species.

  1. Sow seed on the surface of a porous seed raising mix.
  2. Sprinkle a light covering of the seed raising mix over the seed. Do not bury the seed deeply.
  3. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Place in a warm shaded or semi-shaded position to avoid dying out.
  5. Keep warm & moist, and avoid drying out or waterlogging the growing mix.
  6. Germination generally occurs in around 14-42 days in the right condition.

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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