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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Description

Templetonia genus. There are about 11 species of evergreen shrubs and subshrubs, with some having spiny stems. The leaves are oblong, simple blue-green. The flowers are bright to dusky red and pea-shaped, and are borne singly or in small clusters. They are frost tender, min 7C and will prefer full light and freely draining, alkaline soil. You can propagate by seeds in the spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Characteristics

Evergreens, Shrubs

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their flowers.

Cultivation

They vary from moderately frost hardy to frost tender. You should plant in light, free-draining soil with full sun to partial-shade. You can propagate from seeds in the spring or cuttings in the summer.

Propagation

Seed in spring or by semi-ripe cuttings in summer.

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