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Characteristics: Small shrub 2 m spread 1 m
Seed per packet: 50
An attractive small shrub with an erect shrub branching stem and a densely textured crown with small bright green leaves 6 mm long.
Bright pink or purple-red flowers occur profusely in dense globular heads from August to December.
Endemic to Western Australia.
Prefers a deep medium to heavy soil in an open sunny position. Drought, frost and flood resistant.
Although seed can be sown most of the year in Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn in temperate climates, avoid the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 18-22°C
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.