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.
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