The Hakea Study Group is one of over 20 such Groups whose aims are to further knowledge about the cultivation, propagation and conservation of specific Australian plants. The Study Group has been in operation for about 17 years documenting reports from members into cultivation issues, propagation methods and natural occurrences of different species. These reports have assisted in assessing the suitability of various species for cultivation in a range of climatic zones.
Members of the Group are mainly keen amateurs with no formal horticultural or botanical knowledge, although a number of professionals in those fields also participate. As in all study groups, the members' work is mainly carried out in their own homes and gardens and in their own spare time.
|Hakeas from opposite sides of Australia. Left: Hakea francisiana from Western Australia.
Right: Hakea archaeoides from northern New South Wales.
Photos: Brian Walters