Sunday, June 10, 2018

In the Field: Banksia Speciosa

Like clockwork… just before the summer solstice, Banksia speciosas are once again in full bloom. Many of the soft, wooly buds have fully opened to form long, Cylindrical spikes. Leathery, saw-tooth leaves fan out in a circular pattern from each flower’s base, creating amazing natural designs. Also referred to as Showy banksia, Ricrac banksia or Mint Julep, the name speciosa comes from the Latin speciosus, meaning ‘showy’… referring to the stunning appearance of the plant, particularly its flowers.

With a refreshing and revitalizing mint-green to yellowish hue, these awesome blooms deliver a wealth of texture and height to arrangements and designs.

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