Look what I have managed to grow


This is the floral emblem of New South Wales.

When we were living in New South Wales I attempted on a couple of occasions to grow waratahs but without any success.  I am now living in Victoria and have at last been able to grow a waratah successfully.

The bush is still only very small but it survived while we were overseas and we were delighted to see that the blooms were ready to open when we got home.

It is a stunning bloom. I hope the bush eventually grows much bigger.

By the way, the floral emblem for the state of Victoria is Common Heath often referred to as Pink Heath.

Here are the other stare and territory floral emblems.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Lorna says:

    Congratulations, that’s magnificent, what a colour. Is that Mexican fleabane I see beside it? I’m trying to grow that but it’s not germinating so far.

    1. suth2 says:

      Yes it is Mexican fleabane which we know here as seaside daisy. I hope you manage to germinate the seeds you have planted.

  2. MaggieB says:

    Thank goodness for people that plant native trees, bushes and shrubs. They attract birds and bees. Well done.

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