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March 1, 2020

It is at this time of the year that ‘Mimosa scabrella’ bursts into its bloom of heavily-set yellow flowers for a brief - but truly glorious - few weeks.

In ancient cultures the vivid flowers represented the sun and gold and in more contemporary culture this species of Mimosa is a symbol of International Women’s Day which we celebrate in a week’s time.

A popular plant with Georgian botanists, many of the 400 genera of the Mimosa family were a popular feature of 18th and 19th century greenhouses and hothouses with specimens brought to Britain by ship from South and Central America.