Templetonia retusaRated 5/5 based on 1 reviews.
Standard seed packet, 10 seeds
- 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".
How to sow and grow:
|Method:||Sow direct or raise seedlings|
|When:||Spring to autumn|
|Germination:||7-28 days @ 18-21°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Hardy Perennial|
|Position:||Full sun, well drained soil|
(Product number: D7-09)
Seeds per gram: 30 seeds
|Botanical name:||Templetonia retusa|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||10 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||30|
Cockies Tongues4 March 2021I 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.