Silver Wattle, Blue Wattle. Native to Australia, Acacia... more
Acacia dealbata - seeds
Silver Wattle, Blue Wattle. Native to Australia, Acacia dealbata is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant in warm temperate regions of the world. The flowers and tip shoots are harvested for use as cut flowers, when it is known by florist trade as "Mimosa". In Italy, Albania, Russia and Georgia the flowers are also frequently given to women on International Womens Day. The essence of the flowers, called 'cassie' or 'opopanax', is used in perfumes. The leaves are sometimes used in Indian chutney. This plant has gained the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. Soak seeds overnight in hot water. Cover seeds with 3/8" well-drained soil mix, keep warm, damp and in bright light. Can be slow to germinate.