Full size picture of Man Fern, Soft Tree Fern, Tasmanian Tree Fern, Wooly Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica)

Photo of the entire plant of Tasmanian Tree Fern (Dicksonia antarctica) posted by Calif_Sue

Spruce Candle Young female inflorescence of Picea pungens (Colorado Spruce) at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart.

Spruce Candle Young female inflorescence of Picea pungens (Colorado Spruce) at the Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens, Hobart.

Drumstick Flowers    (Craspedia globosa) (aka Billy Button) A perennial that is native to New Zealand, Australia, and Tasmania. Brilliant 1" yellow spheres are striking in the garden or in fresh or dried bouquets. Long sturdy stems. Grown as a half-hardy annual in the North, 3' tall plants.

drumstick (craspedia) {Sow seeds indoors deep weeks before last frost. Transplant outdoors after the last frost. Can also be sown outdoors 6 weeks before the last frost.

The native Tasmanian waratah just one of its approximate 17 hundred species.  For such a tiny island state, the diversity of Tasmania's vegetation is astounding - mosaics of alpine herb fields and colourful heathland, ancient rainforests, tracts of native grasslands and dry windswept coastal vegetation. Tasmania can lay claim to some of the most ancient plant species on earth, the tallest flowering tree, and a large array of diminutive beauties such as terrestrial orchids.

Tasmanian plants banking for the future

♥ Blandfordia punicea ~ Tasmanian Christmas Bell

♥ THIS IS NOT Blandfordia punicea ~ Tasmanian Christmas Bell - pic of a correa

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