Named for its curious red spring flowers, that resemble the beak of new zealand native parrot, the kaka, kakabeak makes a great filler plant and creates a wonderful burst of seasonal colour.
when to sow
spring & summer.
fill a seed tray with yates black magic(r) seed raising mix. Press mix firmly into tray; water and allow to drain. Sow seed and cover lightly with seed raising mix. Place tray in a warm, shady, sheltered place and mist with water, as required, to keep moist (not wet).
once seedlings are 3-5cm high, transplant into small individual pots. Grow on until a root ball establishes and transplant into the garden or containers.
soak seeds overnight in warm water to soften seed coat and grow in a greenhouse to enhance germination. Apply yates blitzem(r) to protect young seedlings from slugs and snails.