Kennedia Rubicunda "Dusky Coral Pea" seeds - buy in BULK and save
Kennedia rubicunda, commonly known as the dusky coral pea, is a species of flowering plant in the family Fabaceae, endemic to Australia. It occurs in the states of Victoria and New South Wales and Queensland.
It is a vigorous climber with stems up to 4 metres (13 ft) in length and has oval-shaped leaflets in threes that are about 3–12 centimetres (1–5 in) long. Dark red pea flowers are produced in racemes from late winter to spring (peaking from October to December) and are followed by pods, which are oblong 5–10 centimetres (2–4 in) long and 8–12 millimetres (0.3–0.5 in) wide, rusty and hairy, with 10–15 seeds to a pod.
The species was first published in 1793 by Dutch botanist George Voorhelm Schneevoogtunder the later rejected name of Glycine rubicunda (Dingy-flowered Glycine) in Icones Plantarum Rariorum. In 1804 it was published under its current name by French botanist Étienne Pierre Ventenat in Jardin de la Malmaison.
It is killed by bushfire and regenerates from seed dormant in the soil.
This plant is noted for its vigour and can be used to cover embankments or structures. The species is adapted to a range of well-drained soils and adapts to positions with sun or partial shade. It is resistant to drought and has some frost tolerance. The species can be propagated by scarified seed or cuttings of semi-mature growth. (Information retrieved from Wikipedia March 2020)
Soak seed overnight in just boiled water. Sow any swollen seeds on surface of a porous seed raising mix. Re-soak any seeds that have not swollen. Sprinkle lightly with seed raising mix. Keep warm & moist, (18-22C) in a shaded or semi-shaded position. Sprouts should appear in 10-21 days.
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. (the above growing information is sourced from the “Australian Seed” website March 2020)
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