Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia
The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - August
|Common name ||-|
|Scientific name ||Hakea invaginata B.L. Burtt.|
|Etymology || |
Genus: After Baron Christian Ludwig von Hake, 1745 - 1818, German patron of botany.
Species: From Latin, invaginatus, enclose or to fold in so that an outer becomes an inner surface. A reference to the longitudinally grooved leaves of this species.
|Distribution ||Occurs in inland south-western Western Australia from between Mt Magnet and Yuna south to Southern Cross and Kellerberrin.|
|Native habitat ||It occurs in yellow or red sand, growing among mallee or mulga scrub. |
|Description || |
A small to medium shrub with pink flowers.
|Flowering/fruiting ||July to September.|
Location in Garden
In Bed 14e in the Connections Garden.
Plants adapt well to most freely draining soil types and prefer a sunny aspect, but will withstand some shade. It is best suited to semi-arid and temperate climates. It responds well to light pruning and is a useful plant for narrow sites.
The very showy pink flowers add a touch of colour to our winter garden. This species is not common in cultivation.
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