Sturt's Desert Pea
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.
How to sow and grow:
|When:||Late spring to summer|
|Germination:||4-10 days @ 20-32°C|
|Hardiness / Life Cycle:||Frost Tender Annual|
|Position:||Full sun, well drained soil|
|Days to Maturity/Flowering:||135-150 days|
(Product number: E5-03)
Seeds per gram: 139 seeds
|Botanical name:||Swainsona formosa|
|Botanical synonyms:||Clianthus formosus|
|Packet type:||Standard seed packet|
|Packet quantity:||40 seeds|
|Seeds per gram:||139|
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