Sturt's Desert Pea

Swainsona formosa Packet

Standard seed packet, 40 seeds

$1.75
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  • Annual to 20cm
  • Australian Native Wildflower

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Description

'Sturt's Desert Pea' seeds

Swainsona formosa

Synonyms: Clianthus formosus

  • Annual to 20cm
  • Australian Native Wildflower

Annual to 20cm. Well known Australian native desert wildflower commonly seen in dry arid conditions. Grows well in dry hot inland conditions and sandy soils. Plant has a prostrate habit with very long tap roots and grey to green leaves producing large vivid red flowers with black, brown or dark red centre (known as a boss). Fantastic as a cut flower. Sturt's Desert Pea is also the floral emblem of South Australia. Loves dry warm climates, full sun and sandy soils. 

Seeds per gram: 139
Product code: E5-03

Method Sow direct
Sowing Depth 5mm
Season Late spring to summer
Germination 4-10 days @ 20-32°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Tender Annual
Plant Spacing 150cm
Plant Height 20cm
Position Full sun, well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 135-150 days

*Notes: Seeds need scarification to germinate. Pour boiling water over seed and soak overnight before planting in sandy soil. Do not over-water. Do not disturb plants roots.

Shipping

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All orders are dispatched from our warehouse in Knoxfield, Victoria, Australia.

We do not deliver overseas.

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Order dispatch time is currently 2-4 business days plus delivery time
Please note we are unable to guarantee specific delivery dates. The delivery timeframes below are estimates only.

 

Whats in the order? Shipping Options Shipping Cost  Shipping Details
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
No tracking | Guaranteed delivery** by 20 business days
  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**
 
Order includes BULK seed
or other non-seed products
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.

**We will replace all orders that are lost or damaged in transit however we will not replace or refund orders simply because they were delivered later than estimated. Full details here.

 

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