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Rare, Near Threatened
Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: N 417-1000g
Characteristics: Shrub 3 m spread 2 m
Seed per packet: Approx. 25
Seed per gram: Approx. 200
An ornamental shrub with an erect stem that produces fluffy pink-purple flowers with golden tips from August to November.
Attractive greyish green, velvety leaves to about 13mm long. A desirable garden plant especially in drier climate gardens.
Occurs naturally in the IBRA Regions Avon Wheatbelt, Esperance Plains and Jarrah Forest in Southwestern and southern parts of Western Australia.
Prefers light well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.
Conservation code: Priority 4: Rare, Near Threatened and other species in need of monitoring
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
Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for this species.
Pre-treatment of smoke:
Many members of this genus are responsive to the 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 this species.
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.
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.
We can only ship these items to Australian locations, international customers please request shipping quotation before purchasing.