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Thursday 13 October 2016


Chamaelaucium uncinatum, Geraldton wax, is a flowering plant endemic to Western Australia. It is an erect shrub 0.5 to 4m high, bearing white or pink flowers June–November. The name uncinatum means "hooked" in Latin, in reference to the tips of the leaves. The flowers (somewhat resembling those of the tea tree) last a relatively long time after cutting, making the plant popular in horticulture. It is widely cultivated throughout Australia, both in home gardens and in the cut flower industry. Purple-flowering cultivars have been developed.

Geraldton Wax is relatively hardy and fairly easy to grow in a Mediterranean climate with well-drained sandy soil and a sunny aspect. It can be grown in areas of higher humidity, such as Sydney, but tends to be short lived. It is also good in pots. It has the tendency to 'fall over' and may need support. It is very drought-tolerant and has aromatic leaves. The hardy characteristics have led to its use as a root stock species for grafting species of the closely related featherflowers of genus Verticordia.

Many varieties are commercially available, named both for colour and for early/late flowering times. In the wild, Geraldton wax is most commonly white with varying tinges of mauve. The deeper purple forms are selected varieties propagated commercially: Chamelaucium "Early Purple" Chamelaucium "Purple Pride", etc.

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  1. Dear Nick,

    such a funny flower...
    It looks a little bit like a painting of my little son.
    And the color is very vivid,
    which I like very much.

    Best wishes - Julia

  2. Oh, yes I recognize this one. We can buy these in winter, I think ours come from South Africa. The idea to grow these .... I wish we could. Lucky you to grow them in the garden! Groetjes, Hetty

  3. Lovely flowers with beautiful color!

  4. Such cute flowers - don't think I have ever seen these in California! Thank you for hosting:)

  5. Hi Nick!
    I have never seen this before, it is beautiful.
    Have a nice weekend/Marika

  6. Hi Nick,
    I had these ones a year ago or something like this an I remember, that they are not only cute, the also smell!
    Have a happy weekend ... Frauke

  7. Hello Nick,
    what wonderful flowers, very interesting color and form!
    Have a nice weekend,

  8. We can buy these wax flowers at florists' shops. Don't know their country of origin. The most cut flowers are imported via The Netherlands.

  9. Hi Nick,
    every week I learn about flowers, I did'n know before. This one is very beautiful an special. Thank you !

    Greetings from Birgit

  10. How funny that the middle of the wax flower looks like a tealight candle! Gorgeous color.

  11. Nick, amazing color. Thanks for sharing.

  12. What a charming flower, the color is beautiful!

    best regards

  13. Heisann, wonderful colour! Happy weekend to you ;:OD)

    1. PS I had a woxflower the Summer two years ago, it died, I found the label in the bed last week....

  14. Pretty little flowers, dear Nick! The color is wonderful.
    Greetings, Nicole

  15. Interesting cupped centre and colours.....beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing this.
    Enjoy your week,

  16. These are such beautiful flowers and I enjoyed learning about them. Thanks for hosting Nick!

  17. seems like i forgot to comment on this purple beauty. Don´t think I have seen one in person.