SUTHERLANDIA FRUTESCENS

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SUTHERLANDIA FRUTESCENS

$4.80 / packet

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Description

Attractive racemes of dazzling, showy, bright red pea-like flowers, open over a long period, followed by sizeable, pink-tinged, bladdery, inflated seed capsules, which many children love to "pop" with an audible bang! This popular evergreen shrub, which in the wild comes from South Africa (Cape), produces slender stems bearing attractive pinnate, grey-green leaves with narrowly oblong leaflets.

Sowing Advice

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.

Key Facts

Family:Fabiaceae, Leguminoseae

Common name:CANCER BUSH, BALLOON PEA

Classification:Half hardy shrub, Hardy shrub

Height:1.2-3.0m

Packet Content:10 (Approx)

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