Swainsona Formosa 'Sturt's Desert Pea'-FLOWERS-10 seeds

Swainsona Formosa 'Sturt's Desert Pea'-FLOWERS-10 seeds

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SWAINSONA FORMOSA

“Sturt’s Desert Pea”

Family: Fabaceae.

Ideal sowing temp: 18-24C

Position:  Open & sunny once matured.

Preparation: Place the seed in a container and pour in just boiled water and allow to soak for 5-10 seconds. Soak in room temperature water 8-12 hrs.

Sowing: Sow seed on surface of a porous seed raising mix. Cover the seed lightly with seed raising mix.

Care:  Warm, shaded or semi-shaded position while sprouting. Water with fine mist spray.

Sprouting: 10-21 days @ 18-24°C

The floral emblem of South Australia is common in the arid regions of Australia and is one of Australia's best known wildflowers. A short-lived perennial, with a deep scarlet keel and wings with a dark red centre, it grows prostrate, producing single flowers in groups of 5 or 6 about 90mm long during warmer months.  Prefers a light to medium well-drained soil in an open sunny position, drought and frost resistant.

****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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