Date of issue: 8 March 2011
Designer: Adam Crapp
Australia Post Design Studio
Printer: McKellar Renown
This is the only Australian native plant in a series of 5 'Floral Festivals' stamps.
Plant: Rhodanthe chlorocephala
Erect annual to 40 cm with smooth, broad-linear leaves to 4 cm. Papery flower heads, white, pink or almost red, with yellow or black centres, occur in spring. Often sold as Acroclinium,particularly overseas. Distribution: WA.
Propagation: From seed.
Cultivation: A commonly grown annual. Very showy. Excellent cut flower for drying. Appreciates well-prepared soil and full sun. Ensure seedlings are protected from heavy frosts. Sow in May.