Yellow Bells are the Australian native flower with the botanical name no one can pronounce or remember! These plants are very difficult to propagate, and for this reason most supplies continue to be bush-picked. Recently, successful seed germination was achieved with the use of smoke by researchers at Kings Park in Perth, so it is hoped this will help establish more field plantations.
Yellow Bells have a succulent appearance, with small, cup-shaped golden-yellow flowers at the ends of each branch. There is a darker yellow to orange variety also available. Leaves are small, olive-green in colour and completely cover the branches.
Yellow Bells are mostly bush-picked. Most are grown in WA.
What to look for
- Buy when the flowers are half to fully open.
- Avoid stems where the leaves have brown tips.
- Keep cool at all times.
- Strip leaves from the bottom half of each stem and wash thoroughly.
- Recut at least 2 cm off each stem and place in water immediately.
- Do not bash or split stem ends.
- Always use a preservative as this will help buds to open.
- Replace vase water with fresh preservative every 1 to 2 days.
Interesting Facts about this Flower
Named after Nikolai Zheleznov, a Russian botanist
Botanical Name: Geleznowia verrucosa
Common Names: Yellow Bells
Stem Length: 30 to 60 cm
Country of Origin: Australia – WA
Available Colours: Orange, Yellow