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Daviesia leptophylla

Narrow-leaf Bitter-pea, Slender Bitter-pea
(also known as Daviesa virgata)

Species Description

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Species description

Cultivation and Uses

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Cultivation and uses

Plant Growing Stages

Germination

2 Months

4 Months

6 Months


Seed

Seed Description

Seedpod triangular, flat c.10mm long. Pods turn brown and become brittle when ripe, rattle when shaken. Each pod usually contains one seed which turn from green to black on maturity.


Seed Pre-Treatment

Hot Water Treatment

Sowing

Seed Pre-Treatment: Soak in near-boiling water for about 30 seconds, before cooling rapidly under flowing cold water then soak for half hour.
Cover with potting mix 1 or 2 times the depth of seed.

Watering
 

Seed prone to rotting - do not overwater.

Germination
 

Germinates in 3-8 weeks.

Pests and Disease
 

Seedlings prone to powdery mildew.
Susceptible to Cinnamon fungus (Phytophthora cinnamomi).

When to Sow Seeds / Temperature to Sow

Late Spring-Summer

Seed Collection Timeframe
 

Early December - February

Storage and Ripening
 

Seed remains viable for long period stored at room temperature.

Grows from Cuttings
 

Yes