Gahnia Aspera Seeds
Gahnia Aspera Seeds

Gahnia Aspera Seeds

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GAHNIA ASPERA

“Rough Saw-Sedge”

 

Family: Cyperaceae.

 

Sowing temp: 18-25C

 

Position:  Light Shade to Full Sun;

 

Preparation: Fill a polystyrene box with washed sand to just below the top. Punch some holes in the side of the box about 1-2 cm below the level of the sand inside 

 

Sowing: Spread seed along the top (do not cover the seed). 

 

Care:  Put in a shaded warm spot out of direct sunlight (preferrably a greenhouse) and keep moist to imitate the swampy conditions this 

plant loves most.

 

Sprouting: May take up to 18 months to germinate but well worth the wait.

 

A tussock forming perennial plant, known as ‘rough saw-sedge’ or ‘round sawsedge’, Gahnia Aspera is often seen in moist situations. The long strap like leaves grow to 80 cm long.  It is found in a variety of situations, from rainforest to drier inland areas in New South Wales, Queensland, Malaysia, New Guinea and islands in the Pacific. It is fairly easy to grow and likes a moist position in the garden. It grows in full sun or semi-shade and although it has horticultural appeal in its foliage and nuts, it is not widely grown, as propagation from seed is considered difficult.

The caterpillars of the spotted sedge-skipper, the two-spotted sedge-skipper, and the flame sedge-skipper feed on the leaves.  It also serves as shelter in the garden for small birds.

“The seeds were used by Aboriginal Australians to make a kind of flour".  (Information from Wikipaedia – retrieved 24Aug2019)

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.


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