Gossypium australe – Native Desert Rose seeds x20


Tall Shrub Arid Living Dislikes Frost Hibiscus-like Flower

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Native Desert Rose

Gossypium australe

(This plant is not on the Australian Noxious Weed List.)

The Desert Rose is not a rose at all. Bearing flowers similar to the Hibiscus, it is a close relative of the cotton family and is often confused with Sturt’s Desert Rose which is similar.

Growing in a wide band in Western Australia, through the Northern Territory into Northern Queensland, this plant is truly a desert plant. Despite its habitat, it is a fast grower and somewhat straggly but can be pruned to shape.

A shrub to 1-2 metres tall with olive green leaves and produces very attractive flowers between April and October (Southern Hemisphere).  The flowers are of five petals, usually pink or mauve-pink with a pronounced red base to each petal. The fruit is a closed rosebud shape and the seeds are hairy which assist in wind dispersal.

This plant’s widespread habitat of arid sub-tropical to tropical climate means that it is sensitive to frosts.

Offered is a packet of 20 seeds with propagation notes.

All my seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Ole Lantana Seeds will not be responsible whatsoever for actions taken by the customer after receipt of the goods, this includes germination results, crop performance or loss as these are beyond the control of Ole Lantana Seeds.

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NOTE: In order to protect our existing stock from outside contamination, we do not accept returns.

Item specifics

Plant Habit: Flowering Common Name: Native Desert Rose
Climate: Dry, Sub-tropical, Temperate, Tropical Season of Interest: Summer
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Shade Watering: Light
Genus: Gossypium Type: Shrub
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: australe Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 4 (0 to 5 °C)


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