Cockies Tongues

Templetonia retusa Packet

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

$1.25
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  • Shrub to 150cm
  • Australian Native

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Description

'Cockies Tongues' seeds

Templetonia retusa

  • Shrub to 150cm
  • Australian Native

Perennial shrub to 150cm. Dense habit with bluey-green leaves and an abundance of red pea shaped flowers resembling a cockatoo's tongue. This hardy Western Australian native plant is tolerant of coastal locations, windy sites, drought and poor soils. Flowers in winter and early spring. Loves dry warm climates, full sun and sandy or rocky soils. Great for attracting native birds. Also known as "Cocky's Tongues", "Coral Bush" and "Cock's Comb".

Seeds per gram: 30
Product code: D7-09

Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 2mm
Season Spring to autumn
Germination 7-28 days @ 18-21°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 300cm
Plant Height 150cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil

*Notes: Seeds need scarification to germinate. Pour boiling water over seed and soak overnight before planting.

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Small seed packets ONLY Economy Delivery $2.50 or FREE on orders over $20
(WA customers: $5 economy delivery*)
Orders sent via letter | Delivery 2-6 business days
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Parcel Delivery  Capped rate of $6.99 Order sent via Australia Post- Parcel Post | 1-6 business days
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**
  Express Delivery Starting from $15.00
(calculated by weight)
Order sent via Australia Post- Express | 1+ business day
WITH TRACKING | Guaranteed delivery**

*All orders sent to Western Australia are subject to mandatory inspection and fees by Quarantine WA. These fees are included in all shipping costs above.

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Ratings & Reviews

Cockies Tongues

I planted some of these in mid Summer (WA) but almost gave up on them after a month of no germination. I was a bit worried I'd stuffed up the hot water scarification, but when the Autumn rains came and the temperature dropped, voiala they sprouted. I think the instructions are a bit liberal with the broad planting seasons, but they will grow in the right conditions.
4 March 2021