Barren’s Claw Flower
(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)
A native of the southern coastal area around Albany in West Australia where it prefers grey, sandy soil and rocky quartzite hills (well drained soils) in an open, sunny position. Its winter wet habitat faces the Great Southern Ocean and it will tolerate drought and frost.
Growing 1 x 1 metre in height, the stem is much branched and hairy with grey bark; the leaves are dull green, short, 3cm long and narrow-acuminate (pointed); the flowers are scarlet, one sided brushes typical of the genus Calothamnus, occurring in clusters in spring to summer.
Propagation occurs readily from seed.
Offered is a packet of 150 seeds complete with propagation notes.
All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.
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