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Banksia Flower Wholesale

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Blue Banksia

Banksia Plagiocarpa

Our stunning Plagi’s produce blue-grey to mauve cone like flowers from summer, through autumn to winter attracting nectar loving birds and bees. 

The flowers make impressive additions interior decor arrangements, our banksia flowers have grown up to 40cm in length! 
The foliage is evergreen with new growth forming red velvety textures. The plants grow to a large shrub up to 6m tall and 5m wide. The saw tooth leaves are long and narrow, growing to about 20cm long. The baby plants start producing flowers at 2 years old. 
 
 
 

BANKSIA Q&A

Banksia Plagiocarpa Common Names

Other common names are the Hinchinbrook banksia, Blue Banksia, Plagie and Dallachy’s Banksia. The names Hinchinbrook and Darlachy come from the discovery of the plant. It was first recorded by John Dallachy in 1867 who described the coned flowers as pale blue to greenish purple. Hinchinbrook comes from the Hinchinbrook island where the shrub thrives in the wild.

When does the Blue Banksia Flower?

Banksia Plagiocarpas come into flower in February and continues through to July.

How long do banksia flowers last?

Banksia flowers generally last about 2 weeks once cut. Trim the base of the stem and change out the water every 2-3 days to extend their life.

Can you dry Banksia flowers?

Banksias make beautiful dried flowers. To preserve them, first trim the stem that has been sitting in water then tie the stems together and hang upside down. It will take about 2-3 weeks for the flowers to completely dry depending on the climate. 

What does a banksia smell like ?

Banksia flowers have a very mild scent while the natural oils in the leaves give off an earthy rich smell when crushed.

Are banksias native to australia ?

Banksias are an Australian native flower, the Banksia Plagiocarpa is endemic to Queensland. 

Are banksias toxic to cats and dogs?

While Banksias are not considered toxic there are reports that the natural oils in the flowers can cause skin irritation. Understandably some pet owners are anxious about the oils in Australian natives being toxic to their dog or cat. If you have a curious cat who’s prone to getting into things she shouldn’t its best to keep these beautiful stems out of reach. 

What is the difference between Banksia and bottlebrush?

The difference between a banksia and a bottlebrush is vast, they actually belong to different families. The confusion between the two is due to their similar cylindrical, brush-like flowers. Banksia belong to the Proteaceae family and the Bottlebrush belong to the Myrtaceae family. After the flowers have finished the bottlebrush produces a nut for each while the banksia produces a seed cone.

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