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Pink Velvet Flower
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Characteristics: Rounded Shrub 1 to 1.5m with a similar spread
Seeds per packet: Approx 30
Commonly known as the pink velvet bush, Lasiopetalum behrii display’s attractive pendulous star-shaped flowers, reddish-brown petals and a calyx that is white on the outside and pink on the inside during the spring and summer months. Flowers care covered in small soft hair hence the name Velvet Bush.
Forms the habit of a small rounded shrub to 1 to 1.5 metres high with a similar width with narrow foliage between 4 and 9 cm long
Prefers a light to medium soil in a protected sunny or semi-shaded position.
Occurs in the southern parts of Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.
Listed as critically endangered under the Threatened Species Conservation Act in New South Wales.
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 for this species.
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.