Hakeas are in the great family of Proteaceae, which includes Banksia, Waratah, Macadamia, Grevillea, Isopogon… and they’re cousins from South Africa - Protea, Leucadendron & Leucospermum.
Hakeas do particularly well at our farm, and over the last 10 years we have been breeding and developing amazing hybrids
Finally the wattles begin to flower portending the coming of spring. But here at our flower farm Hakea & Mallee pink rules. Perhaps this summer we will trial grafting, so everyone can sample these amazing plants!
Eucalyptus Little Princess is at the end of its turn, and the bigger Eucalyptus Silver Princess ends in sight. From these Mallees and Hakeas we collect bits and pieces to craft jewellery
All photos ©Bilby Blooms