Rare Australian Wildflower Seeds
At present we are sharing… Golden Everlasting Daisy, a gorgeous Australian wildflower
Botanical name: Schoenia filifolia subsp. subulifolia
Classification : Listed as Declared Rare Flora under the Western Australian Wildlife Conservation Act 1950
Details: An attractive perennial plant with large golden blooms which last several months. Excellent for fresh cut flowers or for drying, so you can even gift natives to your family and friends, and spread the word about preserving Australia’s precious natives.
Tips to care for your rare flora
Placing seeds directly into their new home
Find a spot with full sun or part shade in rich well-drained soil. Mixing compost with your soil will assist with the soil quality and water retention. Sow in warm areas at any time, or in colder climates wait until the danger of frost is over.
Sprinkle seeds thinly and lightly press into surface of the soil. Water, and then keep evenly moist with regular water until they are established. Now the exciting stage – Seedlings will emerge in 7-10 days, and plant will grow up to 1 meter high.
If using seed trays initially.
Alternatively, you can place seed into seed trays filled with a moist quality seed raising mix. Cover the trays with clear plastic to preserve moisture and warmth – remove when germination commences. Place in a warm shaded position to germinate fully. Transplant when plants about 7cm high, spacing plants 30cm apart.
If drying blooms
Pick for drying just before buds open, strip off all leaves, and hang upside down in loose bunches in a dark place until completely dry.