Common names for Texas Kidneywood include bee-brush and vara dulce. I am not the only being drawn the scent of the flowers. You cannot pass a Texas Kidneywood without seeing a wide variety of pollinators working the nectar.
When to sow: Whenever you find the fresh seed. Midsummer when the days are longest is the most auspicious time apparently. If starting indoors from dried seed begin in March.
Special treatment: Seed collected during dry years may not be viable. Can be planted either hulled or in the pod.
Fresh or dried seed: Fresh seed might be more reliable but both will work.
Planting depth: 1/4-1/2 inch deep. 1/8 inch if directly planting into heavy clay soil.
Preferred temperature for germination: 68 to 86 º Fahrenheit.
Days to germination: The seeds should germinate within 30 days.
Vegetative propagation: Softwood or semi-hardwood cuttings can be taken in summer or early autumn. They should be a minimum of 4 inches long and should root within a month. Some people recommend using a rooting hormone for more success.
Texas Kidneywood (Texana) has a lot of detailed information about propagating this plant.