White Wax Flower origin and history
White Wax Flower also known as Chamelaucium uncinatum，is an extremely popular filler flower. White Wax Flower features small flowers and tiny leaves that resemble pine needles on slender, woody stems. Wax Flower is a genus of shrubs endemic to south western Western Australia. There are abundant plants of this species in the gardens and fields across Australia.
White Wax Flower origin in 1819 when Rene Louiche Desfontaines, one of the famous French botanists of his time, found the plant near the coastal areas. The slight waxy feel of its petal was believed to be the reason for its name.
We have Rene Louiche Desfontaines, a famous French botanist, to thank for the discovery of our beloved waxflower. If without him, we would not see White Wax Flower today
A man of great scientific acumen, after attending the University of Rennes, Desfontaines went to Paris to study medicine, where he met Louis Guillaume le Monnier, professor of botany in what was then known as the Jardin du Roi. in 1783, Desfontaines was elected to the Academy of Sciences and embarked on a botanical expedition to North Africa in the same year. He later succeeded Le Monnier as professor of botany.
White Wax Flower have a long flowering period and it is a popular garden staple. Also very easy to grow and cultivate elsewhere. It lends a sweetness and delicacy to all arrangements and bouquets, so, loved by everyone.