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Numbers before each plant refer to temporary IFTW labels in the gardens.
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[ ] refer to garden bed Sections. Plants in flower are in bold type.

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17 August 2012

Acacia aphylla

Acacia aphylla
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Today we see some early blooming wattles
  1. Cream tubes of Epacris longiflora [Section 174] are displayed on a bush with long fronds of small-leaved foliage.
  2. Acacia myrtifolia [Section 174] is an early flowering wattle with interesting red tips to the foliage and cream balls of flower.
  3. Olearia argophylla [Section 305] or Native Musk is a tall, rangy shrub with strongly scented clusters of small white flowers.
  4. Grevillea ‘Rosy Posy’[Section 128] has prominent drooping clusters of pink/cream flowers on a small bush with bright green foliage.
  5. Acacia siculiformis [Section 124] is an early flowering wattle with gold balls with very prickly pointed foliage.
  6. Grevillea ‘White Wings’ [Section 124] is a large cascading bush with starbursts of white flower.
  7. Grevillea ‘Goldfever’   [Section 124] was bred locally at Bywong Nursery and is a long flowering plant with butterscotch yellow toothbrush flowers.
  8. The stunning Banksia spinulosa var. spinulosa [Section 109] is covered in yellow-gold spikes with red styles on a large bush.
  9. Acronychia littoralis [Section 114] is a rainforest tree with large leaves and clusters of yellow flowers.
  10. Epacris calvertiana var. calvertiana [Section 17] has cream tubes on a straggly bush.
  11. Chamelaucium ‘Cascade Brook’ [Section 17] displays pink Geraldton Wax flowers with darker centres.
  12. Acacia aphylla [Section 17] is a species under threat of extinction in the wild and has unusual prickly leafless stems with golden flower balls.
  13. Acacia ‘Purpurea’ [Section 3] has fine fringed bluish foliage with contrasting golden balls of flower.
  14. Acacia covenyi [Section 3] is a reclining small tree with beautiful sword like blue/silver foliage and yellow ball flowers. Turn right through the Rock Garden.
  15. Grevillea aspleniifolia [Section 117] forms a series of huge bushes with long linear leaves and reddish pink toothbrush flowers.
  16. Eremophila microtheca [Section 302] has pale mauve tubes on strongly scented grey foliage.
  17. Thryptomene saxicola ‘Pink Lace’ [Section 10] has tiny white/pink flowers on the arching stems of a small bush.
  18. Acacia alata var. biglandulosa [Section 240] is in full bloom with white fluffy balls on flattened phyllodes.

    Rosalind Walcott.