Sturt's Desert Pea Seeds (Swainsona formosa)

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Sturt's Desert Pea Seeds (Swainsona formosa)
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Sturt's Desert Pea is one of the best known of the Australian wild flowers. The masses of deep red to scarlet blooms with their black or maroon centres make an attractive showing against the grey-green foliage. They are quick growing and can flower within three months of being planted from seed. They are equally at ho

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Sturt's Desert Pea Seeds (Swainsona formosa)

Price for Package of 5 seeds.

Sturt's Desert Pea is one of the best known of the Australian wild flowers. The masses of deep red to scarlet blooms with their black or maroon centres make an attractive showing against the grey-green foliage. They are quick growing and can flower within three months of being planted from seed. They are equally at home in the garden, a rockery or in a hanging basket. Full propagation details are provided. The plant is not easy to grow in humid areas but can be grown for several seasons in a deep container with a very well drained potting mix. It is more easily cultivated in Mediterranean climates (dry summer, wet winter) and in arid areas.
BEAUTIFUL STURT'S DESERT PEA - A GREAT GROUNDCOVER OR HANGING BASKET. GENUS SWAINSONIA FORMOSA formerly CLIANTHUS FORMOSUS NOT PARTICULARLY RARE OR EVEN HARD TO GET - JUST GREAT FRESH SEED FOR A VERY BEAUTIFUL PLANT

Sowing Instructions

Propagation:

Seeds

Pretreat:

 

Soak seeds in a cup of hot water overnight. Nick the seed coat of the seed lightly with sharp knife opposite the eye. Soak seeds in a cup of hot water overnight or until swollen.

 

Stratification:

0

Sowing Time:

all year round / 

In warm areas from late winter to mid summer.
In frost prone areas when the danger of frost is over.

Sowing Depth:

Cover lightly with substrate

Sowing Mix:

Coir or sowing mix + sand or perlite

Germination temperature:

min. 20° C

Location:

bright + keep constantly moist not wet

Germination Time:

Swollen seeds should germinate within about 10 days.

Watering:

Water in well, regulary until established and then once a week in dry weather for quick flowering.

 


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Sturt's Desert Pea Seeds (Swainsona formosa)

Sturt's Desert Pea Seeds (Swainsona formosa)

Sturt's Desert Pea Seeds (Swainsona formosa)
Price for Package of 5 seeds.  
Sturt's Desert Pea is one of the best known of the Australian wild flowers. The masses of deep red to scarlet blooms with their black or maroon centres make an attractive showing against the grey-green foliage. They are quick growing and can flower within three months of being planted from seed. They are equally at ho

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