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Wildflower Seeds

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In your hands you hold seasonal wildflower varieties collected on Taungurung Country by wawa biik partners the Euroa Arboretum – ‘the Arb’. The Arb work together with Taungurung, learning from and caring for Taungurung Country.

We recommend sprinkling your seed over good quality Australian native soil in gardens or pots during recommended seasons. Keep in a sheltered, warm and light area as seeds germinate. As they grow, they offer nectar for butterflies, attract insects and invite birds to Country.

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Growing your seeds

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Sticky Everlasting

Xerochrysum viscosum

Sow: Late Summer

Upright multi-branched herb 20-60cm high with sticky green foliage and yellow papery flowers mostly in spring. A hardy wildflower found locally in dry woodlands and forests. An important species providing nectar for native butterflies and moths, and readily colonises after disturbances such as fire. Plants will reshoot yearly from the base and respond well to light pruning which encourages bushiness and extends longevity. Continually moist soils will decrease the plant’s longevity.

To germinate:

lightly sprinkle seed over a good quality potting mix designed for Australian native plants. Lightly cover with potting mix. Keep in a sheltered, warm and light area as light promotes germination. Keep soil moist and well drained. Allow 7-20 days for germination. Best sown in late summer.

Common Everlasting

Chrysocephalum apiculatum

Sow: Autumn or Spring

Low growing clumping herb of woolly silvery foliage and small golden-yellow papery flowers mostly in spring. Found locally in grasslands and woodlands on well drained soils. Plant may die back in dry conditions but re-shoots after rain. Flowers provide an important nectar source for butterflies and attract insect-eating birds.

To germinate:

lightly sprinkle seed over a good quality potting mix designed for Australian native plants. Keep in a sheltered, warm and light area as light promotes germination. Keep soil moist and well drained. Allow 7-21 days for germination. Best sown in autumn but spring is also successful.

Clustered Everlasting

Chrysocephalum semipapposum

Sow: Autumn

Upright multibranched herb to 60cm high, with aromatic grey foliage and large clusters of small yellow papery flowers mainly in spring. Locally found on drier sites in grasslands, woodlands and foothills. Plant may die back in dry conditions but re-shoots after rain. Flowers provide an important nectar source for butterflies and attract insect-eating birds.

To germinate:

lightly sprinkle seed over a good quality potting mix designed for Australian native plants. Keep in a sheltered, warm and light area as light promotes germination. Keep soil moist and well drained. Allow 10-30 days for germination. Best sown in autumn.

Hoary Sunray

Leucochrysum albicans

Sow: Autumn

Tufted herb with woolly grey foliage and upright stalks of yellow paper daisy flowers to 40cm high mainly in spring. Found locally on Taungurung Country in woodlands and foothills commonly on shallow, rocky soils. An important pollinator species providing nectar for native butterflies and moths, and readily colonises after disturbances such as fire. Plants are annual but may reshoot from the base for up to two to three years. Continually moist soils will decrease the plant’s longevity.

To germinate:

sprinkle seed over a good quality potting mix designed for Australian native plants. Keep in a sheltered, warm and light area as light promotes germination. Keep soil moist and well drained. Best sown in autumn with protection from winter rain required. Allow 1-3 weeks for germination.

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