In quiet moments of reflection, away from phones and emails, there are certain things that you realise are really important, things that we believe also resonate with our customers.
Committed to making the world a better place, we have launched a program specifically to support Australia’s unique flora, and we are hoping to inspire you to get involved.
As part of this program, when you order with us, we are asking you to also accept a satchel of rare Australian flora seeds. We will simply add it to your order! All we ask is for you to commit to plant the seeds and care for the resulting Australian wildflower, perhaps even nourishing them with the fabulous compost from your organic waste.
Our aim is to not just spread seeds, but share our passion for Australian Natives and an increased awareness of their importance in our unique ecosystems.
At present we are sharing…
Golden Everlasting Daisy, the gorgeous Australian wildflower depicted in the background.
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, hang upside down in loose bunches in a dark place until completely dry.