Epacris Study Group

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. The Group commenced in 1992 and closed in 2015 but its newsletters are available for download from the links below.

Epacris impressa    Epacris impressa - white form
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.

Epacris Booklet

In 1977 Alice Talbot and the Australian Plant Study Group (comprising members of the Maroondah Group of the Society) published a 30 page booklet Epacris, which described all of the then known species of Epacris. The booklet was distributed to Epacris Study Group members with Newsletter No 24. We are grateful to have received permission to make the booklet generally available. It can be downloaded from this link.

Further information on the characteristics and cultivation of Australian Heath plants, including Epacris, is available from the following link.

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