Fresh waxflower, happy flowers in umbel-like groups. The striking waxflower spreads good cheer with its umbels. Cheerful, airy and, the name says it all: it is waxy. The latter ensures that the plant is rich in oils.
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At the top of the stem, all sorts of cheerful flowers suddenly pop up in umbel-like groups. The flower consists of five radiant petals in white, pink or purple. The dark brown stems are about 30 centimetres long and have needle-like leaves. And of course it feels as if the waxflower's flowers and leaves are covered in a layer of wax... otherwise it could not bear this name.
Because of its long shelf life and many beautiful flowers, the waxflower is a symbol of a good and happy marriage in Australia. Many weddings therefore literally blossom with the waxflower. From beautiful bouquet to beckoning table piece. Let's adopt that here!
Not getting married? Then leave this tall beauty for a new blooming beginning!
The waxflower is native to South Asia and Australia. French botanist René Louiche Desfontaines gave the genus the name Chamelaucium in 1819. Why he chose this name is not known. Fourteen species are currently recognised within the genus.