Baeckea Virgata Babingtonia-Heath Myrtle-250 seeds
BACKEA VIRGATA (BABINGTONIA)
Sowing temp: 18-25C
Position: Full Sun; Well Drained.
Preparation: Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for this species.
Sowing: Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. Water with fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
Care: Place in a warm shaded or semi shaded position. Keep moist but not wet.
Sprouting: 21-45 days.
Pre-treatment of smoke is recommended for this species.
Many seeds of this genus are responsive to pre-treatment of smoke. Smoke treatment has proved useful in reducing the number of days to germination and in increasing germination rates of this species, although they may germinate without it too. 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. Treatments can range form ‘smoking’ your own by enveloping the seeds in clouds of smoke over hot coals, to commercial smoke packets and you can find these at gardening stores around the nation.
Has pink or white flowers during spring and summer and may be used successfully as a ground-cover or rockery plant. A small plant with a dainty stem, arching spreading branches, an open textured crown, and a strong camphor scent. It prefers heavy soil in a protected warm sunny position. Drought resistant but also frost tender. The leaves can be used to make tea.
The Chakra Garden can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants.
Always seek advice from a professional before eating or using a plant medicinally.
****Please note: these are seeds (we are NOT selling these as live plants). Quarantine restrictions and costs prohibit us from selling these seeds to WA, Tas, and Internationally.