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Swainsona (Australian Desert Pea)

Australian Desert Peas usually are sprawling semiperennials to perennials, or semi-woody sub shrubs from arid areas restricted to Australia. Only one species is native to South Africa. Several species have ornamental, bright colored flowers, of which Swainsona formosa (syn. Clianthus formosus) from Central Australia probably has the most beautiful of all, not only for their unusual large size, but for their bright scarlet color with a contrasting central black blotch. Australian desert peas are suitable for any rich, very well drained, preferably inorganic substrate in full sun throughout the year. In winter reduce watering to a minimum and keep plants at a minimum of some 15°C.
Sow seeds flat in a very well drained, rather inorganic substrate at some 15°C to 20°C. At this temperature range seeds will germinate rather evenly in two to four weeks. Few seeds may stay dormant for a longer time, thus do not discart pots with ungerminated seeds too early. In all Swainsona species higher temperatures above 20°C will slow down or even impede the germination process and seeds will stay dormant until temperatures will go down. Preferably use some inorganic substrate (e.g. grit sand, crushed lava, etc.), as a humus based substrate will usually cause some fungal infections of roots in seedlings. Keep pots in full sun, so that seedlings will develop vigorously.
10 seeds per package.
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Swainsona cadelii (Woodland Pea)

Swainsona cadelii (Woodland Pea)

40 (100)cm, Woodland Pea is a showy perennial from south-estern Australia where it occurs in open spots in woods. Swainsona cadelii makes prostrate shoots with glaucous green, narrowly feathered leaves and terminal spikes with ornamental rich pink flowers with a white eye. For any rich, very well drained, preferably inorganic substrate in full sun throughout the year with reduced watering in winter at a minimum of some 20°C if grown as a perennial. III-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0393 € 4,99
Swainsona canescens (Grey-leafed Desert Pea)

Swainsona canescens (Grey-leafed Desert Pea)

30 (50)cm, Grey-leafed Desert Pea is a showy perennial from arid areas in mostly central and south-western Australia. Swainsona canescens makes ascending to suberect shoots with greyish-green, feathered and hairy leaves and dense terminal spikes with ornamental pale pink flowers with dark violet lower lips. For any rich, very well drained, preferably inorganic substrate in full sun throughout the year with reduced watering in winter at a minimum of some 20°C if grown as a perennial. III-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0394 € 4,99
Swainsona cyclocarpa (Salt Lake Pea)

Swainsona cyclocarpa (Salt Lake Pea)


10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9130 € 4,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Swainsona decurrens

Swainsona decurrens


10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9128 € 4,99
Swainsona formosa (Sturt’s Desert Pea)

Swainsona formosa (Sturt’s Desert Pea)

20 (40)cm, Sturt’s Desert Pea is a most ornamental semiperennial to perennial Australian native with very large, up to 7cm long, scarlet to deep red, keeled flowers on soft-wooded, prostate stem with hairy, grayish green, feathered foliage. For any rich, very well drained, preferably rocky soil in full sun throughout the year with reduced watering in winter at a minimum of some 20°C if grown as a perennial. Swainsona formosa is the national state flower of South Australia. III-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package3800 € 4,99
Swainsona galegifolia (Smooth Darling Pea)

Swainsona galegifolia (Smooth Darling Pea)


10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9127 € 4,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Swainsona maccullochiana (Ashburton Pea)

Swainsona maccullochiana (Ashburton Pea)


10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9126 € 4,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Swainsona stenodonta (Black Swainsona)

Swainsona stenodonta (Black Swainsona)


10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9125 € 3,99*
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Swainsona stipularis (Orange Darling Pea)

Swainsona stipularis (Orange Darling Pea)


10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package9124 € 3,99*
* This price is valid if a single item is ordered only. The shop will automatically assign discounts on bulk purchases. If several packages are ordered from this species, they will be merged into a single package. Please refer to our General Terms of Business.
Swainsona viridis (Creeping Darling Pea)

Swainsona viridis (Creeping Darling Pea)

40 (100)cm, Creeping Darling Pea is a showy perennial from south-eastern Australia. Swainsona viridis makes prostrate shoots with glaucous green feathered leaves and short terminal spikes with ornamental dark violet flowers with small white eye. For any rich, very well drained, preferably inorganic substrate in full sun throughout the year with reduced watering in winter at a minimum of some 20°C if grown as a perennial. III-VI.
10 seeds per package.

price (plus Shipping Costs)
seed package0392 € 4,99