The mimosa? Love at first sight!

Although I am the emblem of Women's Day in Italy, I did not wait for this to be admired.


Mimosa en fleurs à Uzès


I first pleased the British. When Captain James Cook found me in my distant homeland, Australia, he brought me back home, on the return of his first expedition (1768/1771) in which he was joined by two botanists.

Then I was introduced to the French at the very beginning of the 19th century by the French captain and explorer Nicolas Baudin.


I announce spring

I announce spring, yes, and I illuminate gardens and parks. My bright yellow, my intense fragrance brings sunshine into homes.


Mimosa en fleurs à Uzès


We sometimes hear that the Mimosa blooms in winter because it has kept the memory of its flowering date in Australia...

I am a member of the acacia family and my common name is acacia dealbata, but you may know me simply as the mimosa or silver mimosa.

From my native land, south-eastern Australia, I keep the excessiveness and I can grow up to over 10 metres high.

A much as I love the sun, I truly hate the wind. You can grow me without any worry as I am very easy to control, I grow quickly and I am equally at home indoors or outdoors.


In the Flower language

Chrysanthemums symbolise fragile feelings, dahlias symbolise generosity and lilies of the valley symbolise happiness and joy. For my part, I represent sensitivity and fragility.

Source : Acacia dealbata

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