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It’s Time To Get Planting!

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Hotspot Heroes

Rhodanthe chlorocephala – a scientific name for one of Western Australia’s most recognisable wildflowers, the pink and white Everlasting.

As a Hotspot Hero, you would’ve received a pack of seeds in your Initiation Pack. This is so you can kick-start your biodiversity journey in your own backyard. Now that Autumn is here and we’ve had our first lot of rain, it’s a great time to hit the garden and get planting.

Your Planting Checklist

When preparing your planting site, you will want to follow these instructions:

  • Choose a sunny area with well-drained soil.
  • Create a small hole no more than 5mm deep.
  • Drop the seed into the hole and lightly press the soil by rolling or lightly trampling.
  • Throughout Winter, do your own weed control to give your seeds the best chance of germinating.
  • Everlastings also quite like some fertiliser and like regular watering.
  • Once established, Everlastings are tolerant of a wide range of conditions, including frost.
  • Your pack of seeds will cover approximately 5m2.

Your seeds will germinate between 7 and 21 days. The best bit is that they have almost a 100% germination rate.

Show Us Your Blooms!

When your seeds start to bloom in Spring, we’d love to see some photos. We’ll remind you again in a few months but make sure you get your cameras ready.

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