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Plumed Feather Flower
Stock: Out Of Stock
SKU Code: N 24
Characteristics: Shrub 20 cm-1.5m
Seed per packet: Approx. 20
Seed per gram: Approx. 200
Probably the most widely cultivated species of Verticordia with attractive pink or purple five-petalled fringed flowers occurring in dense axillary spikes in spring.
Variable in height depending on condition but typically with a spreading stem with many branches and greyish green narrow leaves 6 mm long.
Endemic to the southwest of Western Australia.
Prefers light to medium well-drained soil in a protected partially shaded position. Drought and frost resistant.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 15-23°C. Verticordia can be difficult and slow to germinate.
Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended.
Many members of this genus are responsive to the 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 this genus.
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.
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