Unusual, aromatic, pom-pom flowers open on this rarely seen and most unusual dwarf shrub, which in its Chilean home is often grown for its herbal and medicinal properties. Thick, leathery leaves clasp the dark stems, hence one of its common names! It can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about -5 ° C, but needs a sheltered position to thrive.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit and kept moist. Keep at between 15 and 20 degrees C. Germination usually occurs within 4 to 6 weeks although some seeds may take much longer.
Common name:Black Stick, Palo negro, Mitique
Classification:Half hardy shrub
Packet Content:15 (Approx)