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The Rose Garden continues to offer a display of blooms, each chosen to illustrate the fascinating history of roses in cultivation.
The Rose Garden continues to offer a display of blooms, each chosen to illustrate the fascinating history of roses in cultivation.
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Hakea suaveolens

This large shrub belongs to the large and diverse Proteaceae family common to south-west Australia and to Africa with just a couple of family members found in Chile, the diaspora of a family split up and dispersed upon the break up of the supercontinent Gondwana some 180 million years ago.
The branches are clothed in stiff, alternate needle like leaves which look to have caught and gathered white fluff in the axillary buds. These are the racemose flowers, which are followed by woody egg-shaped pods, often punched with holes and contained a single seed, resembling an old-fashioned rattle.

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