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Acacia Baileyana var. Purpurea Purple Cootamundra Wattle Seeds
Packet of 15+ seeds of this spectacular native Acacia!
This is the showy purple variety, and it is very fast growing and tough. The mauve to silvery gray foliage is stunning and the feathery texture adds much to a landscape. Profuse, fragrant yellow blooms in the early part of the season.
The Cootamundra wattle is the floral emblem of the ACT fire brigade and used as the colour scheme on fire trucks, machinery, etc.
It originates in the small rural township of Cootamundra, which is located on the western slopes of New South Wales, about 350 km southwest of Sydney. Cootamundra Wattle is now the logo of many local businesses, organizations and the Shire Council in Cootamundra.
Cootamundra Wattle is a well-known Australian species, principally on account of its popularity in cultivation both within Australia and abroad. In 1986 it’s profile was enhanced following the release of John Williamson’s song “Cootamundra Wattle”. The species is featured on an Australian stamp and appears in many popular and scientific publications, for example, Archibald Campbell’s book Golden Wattle which was published in 1921.
Acacia baileyana was originally described by Baron von Mueller in 1888, and is used extensively in Europe in the cut flower industry. It is also used as food for bees in the production of honey both here and abroad.
Here is a link I put together about hot water treatment “HWT” of seeds.
Most of these fellas really benefit from HWT so I recommend you have a crack at it.
That’s about it folks. Wild harvested seeds, nice and cheap.