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SKU Code: N 183000
Characteristics: Shrub 60 cm spread 1 m
Seed per packet: Approx 20
Seed per gram: 200
Verticordia serrata is a small erect shrub with fringed 5-petalled yellow flowers 10-12 mm in diameter covering the whole plant occurring from September to November in its native range.
Variable height from 60cm to 1 metre in with small linear leaves. Prune after flowering to maintain a compact shape.
Endemic to Western Australia.
Prefers light sandy 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
Pre-treatment of smoke: Not considered critical for this species although it may increase germination rates.
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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