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Brunonia australis

Blue Pincushion

Species Description

This link will give you an image of the species as a mature plant, as well as flower, fruit and seed description.

Species description

Cultivation and Uses

This link will give you information about climate parameters, tolerance of climate extremes and adverse soils, biological traits under cultivation, soil factors, uses and potentially undesirable attributes.

Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages


2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed Description

Seed Pre-Treatment


Seed Pre-Treament: Soak seed for 2 days
Seedlings do not like being transplanted. Directly sow 2-3 seed per pot then cover to 5mm depth. Smoke treatment may improve results.



Germination usually occurs within 3-5 weeks.
Keep moist but not over-watered. Seedlings are slow-growing.
Smoke treatment or soaking seeds in water for 2 days may improve germination rate.

Pests and Disease
When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Mid-late Autumn
Optimal germination temperature 15-20°C.

Seed Collection Timeframe


Storage and Ripening

2 - 3 months after-ripening period.
Use fresh seed.

Grows from Cuttings