Gossypium sturtianum – Sturt’s Desert Rose seeds x20


Native Shrub Arid Living Evergreen

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Sturt’s Desert Rose

Gossypium sturtianum

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

A native of Queensland, New South Wales and South Australia in arid central Australia regions where it prefers light well-drained soils in a sunny open position. It is frost and drought tolerant.

An evergreen shrub to 1 metre with a spread of 1 metre, the stem is stiff and erect with a dome-shaped crown of large, greyish-green leaves with black dots.

The flowers  are pale purple, five petalled which are darker at the base, and hibiscus-like 12cm across. The shrub blooms in summer.

Offered is a packet of 20 seeds and Grownotes to assist you to cultivate this unusual plant.

All seed is posted in bubble wrap protection.

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Item specifics

Plant Habit: Flowering Common Name: Sturt’s Desert Rose
Climate: Dry, Sub-tropical, Temperate, Tropical Season of Interest: Spring
Sunlight: Full Sun Watering: Light
Genus: Gossypium Type: Shrub
Foliage: Evergreen Soil pH: Neutral
Species: sturtianum Soil Type: Clay, Loam, Sand
Plant Hardiness Zone (°C): 3 (-5 to 0 °C)


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