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Hakea invaginata

The Australian Botanic Garden, Mount Annan - August

Common name -
Scientific name Hakea invaginata B.L. Burtt.
Family  Proteaceae
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.

 

 

 

 

Hakea invaginata