Did you know that these fluffy yellow flowers have a special meaning and sentiment to many Australians? During World War I it was a common practice to place a sprig of Wattle inside letters to soldiers to remind them of home. Today, Golden Wattle is the floral emblem of Australia, and Wattle Day is celebrated on September 1st.
As a cut flower, it's best to choose a bunch that has only about one third of its flowers open and lots of fresh green foliage. Wattle mixed with colorful winter Leucadendron like Inca Gold and Tricolor will certainly add a spark of winter sunshine to any spot in your home or office.