This Group was formed with the aim of studying the cultivation and propagation of the genus Epacris, a member of the large heath Family of plants (the Ericaceae), so that more species could be seen in gardens. Although the Group is currently in recess, a number of its newsletters are available for download from the links below.
|Two forms of common heath, Epacris impressa. The pink form at left is the floral emblem of Victoria. Photos: Brian Walters|
The Study Group's newsletters document reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. The newsletters also include information on the taxonomy of the plants being studied, including details of new and reclassified species.
Further information on the characteristics and cultivation of Australian Heath plants, including Epacris, is available from the following link.