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Common Name: Bower Spinach
Tetragonia implexicoma is a perennial plant that can grow up to 0.50 metres tall.
It has uses.
Australia - Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania.
Coastal limestone & sand dunes on grey sandy soils[
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain. However, judging from its native range, it is likely that some forms, especially from the southern and eastern parts of its range, could succeed outdoors at least in the milder parts of the country.
Seed - sow early to mid spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out after the last expected frost[
Seed can also be sown in situ in late spring, though this will not generally make such good plants[
The seed can be slow to germinate, soaking in warm water for 24 hours prior to sowing may help[