Silver Drop Eucalyptus Seeds

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Multi-branched stems filled with frosty green, rounded leaves with the unmistakable menthol-like fragrance of eucalyptus are wondrous in table-top arrangements and bouquets, fresh or dried. Eucalyptus is widely used in aromatherapy, potpourri, crafts, and as a pest deterrent in the garden. Perennial in USDA zones 9–11; also grown as an annual. As an annual, plants reach about 18"– 42", but in areas where it is a hardy perennial, it can become a 30'-tall tree over time. Drought tolerant once established and rarely bothered by pests. Deer resistant.
$4.99 25 seeds

Botanical Name: Eucalyptus gunnii

Family: Myrtaceae

Native: Australia

Hardiness: Perennial in USDA zones 9–11; also grown as an annual.

Plant Dimensions: As a perennial, plants can tower to a 30'-tall tree. When grown as an annual, expect plants to be 18"–42" tall and 12"–16" wide, depending on your growing conditions and climate.

Variety Information: Flowers are small and white.

Exposure: Full Sun

Bloom Period: Summer. Flowers emerge in summer where the plants overwinter.

Attributes: Cut Flower, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant

When to Sow Outside: 2 to 4 weeks after your average last frost date.

When to Start Inside: RECOMMENDED. 10 to 12 weeks before your average last frost date. Ideal soil temperature for germination is 65° –75°F.

Days to Emerge: 10 – 45 Days

Seed Depth: Press into surface

Seed Spacing: A group of 2 – 3 seeds every 12" – 16"

Thinning: A group of 2 – 3 seeds every 12" – 16"

Special Care: Light aids germination; press seed into surface and water frequently.