Templetonia retusa

Cockies Tongue, Cocky's Tongue

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  • Templetonia retusa

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Germination test:
Cut (Full Seed)
Seeds per lb:
0.03 lb
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Growing Info

Scarification: Pour boiling water over seed , let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe. Another Method: file or sand through the outer seedcoat, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Discover the beauty of Templetonia retusa, also known as Cockies Tongue or Cocky's Tongue. This stunning shrub is native to Australia and grows up to 2 meters high, with leaves ranging from 15-40 mm long and 7-25 mm wide. Its rich red flowers bloom in the winter and spring and are around 25-40 mm long. The seed pods reach 40-50 mm long and about 10 mm wide. Found in coastal woodland and heaths over limestone, Templetonia retusa is an exceptional addition to any garden. This dryland shrub can also tolerate more moist conditions with well-drained soil. Keep a piece of Australia in your garden with Templetonia retusa, named after the Irish naturalist and botanist John Templeton.

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