Isopogon formosus 10 seeds
Seeds of Isopogon formosus, a medium sized shrub that can grow up to 6 ft tall. As mentioned, it has very attractive, bright purple inflorescences with yellow styles protruding as the flowers mature. These inflorescences will give way to cone shape seed pods, which give the plant one of its common names, drumsticks. The leaves of I. formosus are deeply divided and are a reddish color when they are young. In its natural habitat it occurs in coastal heaths and woodlands, in areas with dry summers and wet winters, allowing it to thrive here in San Francisco. This shrub prefers placement in full sun in well-drained soil.