Flower - Acacia Retinodes - Water Wattle
Acacia Retinodes - Water Wattle
This is one of the hardiest mimosas with thin, strap-shaped, willow-like leaves and dense sprays of fragrant, light lemon, fuzzy flowers in spring and summer. This little beauty is called Wirilda in Australia.
These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into a well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered thinly with sand or grit with no artificial heat needed. The seed tray is best left in a cool spot and kept moist, seeds generally germinating slowly in cool conditions in the spring, whenever they are sown, although odd ones may come up at any time.