purple eco print using Agonis

Agonis flexuosa, ‘Afterdark’ from UC Botanical Gardens at Berkeley

I found this tree in the parking lot of a restaurant where we had eaten dinner. It is a small tree with dark burgundy foliage consisting of narrow, willowy leaves. I am curious to find out if the dark colored leaves prints a deep violet color.

I cut a branch home and sent a picture to the nursery to identified the name of this tree. The name of the tree is Agonis flexuosa ‘Jervis Bay Afterdark’  or After Dark Peppermint Tree. This past weekend I was touring UC Botanical Garden and just happened to see one of these plants for sale and quickly bought it.

With the branch that I brought home, I made some test samples with silk and cotton and steamed it for an hour. I was delightfully surprised when I opened the bundle. Agonis print with a palate that ranges from deep purple to violet. I did a few more samples with it together with eucalyptus and some rose leaves. I love the results and happy to share.

Agonis flexuosa 'Jervis Bay Afterdark on silk

Agonis flexuosa ‘Jervis Bay Afterdark on silk

close up view

Agonis with rose leaves

Agonis with rose leaves

close up view

close up view

Agonis themed with eucalyptus

Agonis themed with eucalyptus

horizontal view of a landscape colors in deep orange and purple

horizontal view of a landscape colors in deep orange and purple

close up view

close up view

behold a pretty scarf to have

a pretty scarf in vibrant colors

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6 Responses to purple eco print using Agonis

  1. What a delightful find you made! And the fact that you found a specimen to add to your garden too…… what joy you must be feeling!
    Lovely prints, and colors too.

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    • mltai says:

      Yes, I am delighted to have and enjoy it in my garden. Now that I am a member of the UC Botanical Gardens, I will be quite busy looking for new leaves to experiment. Thanks for dropping by….you have been so supportive and inspiring.

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  2. Kristin says:

    What a treasure! Perfect with the eucalypts. The results reminds me of a wild Japanese sumi-e painting.

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  3. Marilyn Stephens says:

    Stunningly beautiful Melinda ❤ will have to see if we have this plant here in England xx

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