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Astelia nervosa

Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany

B and T World Seeds' Botanical Glossary

B and T World Seeds' reference number: 3333

The average, annual, minimum temperature zone where Astelia nervosa is cold hardy
USDA Zone:9 20° to 30°F   (-6.5° to -1°C)
Type of plant - evergreen perennial
Flower or inflorescence: frag. GREEN to RED, infl. to 40cm.
Fruit: ORANGE berries in spikes, persist...(stratify 1 month)
Foliage: SILVERY lin. 200x6cm., sedge-like
Height, in meters: 1
Height, in feet: 3.30
Astelia nervosa seeds may be subject to seasonal availability

Common names for Astelia nervosa:

Bush Flax,  Kokaha,  Mountain Astelia, 


Astelia nervosa is included in the following
B and T World Seeds flowering plant categories.

6:   Bulbous and Rhizomatous Plant Seed List
23:   New Zealand Natives and Introduced Species
40:   Shrub Seed List, Hardy and Tender
43:   Herbaceous Border Plant Seed List
44:   Cut flowers Commercial and other Recommended Varieties
55:   Fragrant or Aromatic Flower or Foliage Plant Seeds
190:   Trees and Shrubs For Mediterranean Climates
245:  Asteliaceae
464:  Liliaceae
720:   Fire Resistant Plants
Different classes of resistance: some grow back, some don't burn, a few have highly inflammable leaves that leave the rest of the plant intact, some trees don't have lower branches.


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Germination guide for Astelia nervosa

These notes are a general guide, it is recommended to check specialist literature for some of the more unusual seeds in our lists.
Seed Germination Theory and Practice by Professor Norman C. Deno
Some knowledge about growing from seed is necessary to germinate even the easiest seeds. Most seeds require humidity to germinate, even desert plants like Welwitschia mirabilis require that their growing medium remains moist until germination.

Most seeds require oxygen to germinate, if buried too deep in their growing medium, or if the medium is too wet, the seeds may not get the oxygen they require.
Some seeds need to be in the light (surface sown) or in the dark (sown deep enough to receive little or no light) to germinate. A rule of thumb is to cover the seeds their own width deep in the growing medium, but some seeds prefer to be sown much deeper, and some fairly large seeds like to be surface sown (or higher).
Many seeds germinate best at certain temperatures, some will germinate at a comparatively wide range of temperatures, yet others need fluctuating temperatures.
Almost all seeds are waiting in a dormant state for some outside stimulus to break their dormancy, some just need sufficiently high ambiant humidity, others need scarification, vernalization or to be passed through the intestines of an animal.

Astelia nervosa seeds will usually germinate in 70 days, even under good conditions germination may be erratic.
Normally will only germinate with light so surface sow. Sow Astelia nervosa seeds on the surface of a sandy - peaty seed sowing mix at about 15°C.

GA3 helps, 1 month vernalization suggested


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