Regal Birdflower

Crotalaria cunninghamii Open Pollinated

  • Perennial shrub to 1.5m
  • Green flowers resemble hummingbirds
  • Suited to arid and warm climates

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Regal Birdflower' seeds

Crotalaria cunninghamii

  • Perennial shrub to 1.5m
  • Green flowers resemble hummingbirds
  • Suited to arid and warm climates

A short lived perennial shrub growing 1.5m high and 1.5m wide. Plants have velvety branches and rounded grey green leaves with flowers clustered at the top of the stems. The vivid green pea flowers are finely striped with brown, and said to resemble hummingbirds feeding on the stem. Plants flower from winter to spring, followed by the development of 4-5cm long pods that rattle when dry.

Native to arid and semi-arid areas in Western Australia, Northern Territory, South Australia and western Queensland, plants grow best in arid and warm climates. Suited to borders or as a low screening plant. Bird attracting. Plants are short lived but will self-seed. Drought tolerant; will survive light frosts.

Also known as 'Green Birdflower', 'Parrot Pea' and 'Birdflower Ratulpo'.

Note: Seeds of many native plants are dormant and will not germinate until ideal environmental conditions are met. Follow instructions for pre-treatment and sowing, and be patient; some wild harvested seeds can take much longer to germinate than expected.

Seeds per gram: 20
Product code: H8-19

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Sow direct or raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Spring
Germination 10-28 days @ 18-22°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Half Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 200cm
Plant Height 150cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 200 days

How To Grow



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