Australia’s iconic pink Everlasting flower is being celebrated across Australia with the release of a new stamp.
The Australian pink Everlasting is recognised as a symbol of the Kings Park Festival held in Perth each spring. Hundreds of thousands of people gather at the Festival every year to see the spectacle of more than 30,000 Everlastings in full bloom.
It is hoped the release of the Australian Everlasting stamp will encourage more visitors, especially those from further afield to come and enjoy the Kings Park Festival and celebrate the beauty of the Everlastings.
Festival Director Jacqui Kennedy said the annual Kings Park Festival aims to connect people with plants.
“We want to inspire greater environmental awareness and conservation action. Iconic flowers like the pink Everlasting attract people’s attention and make them take notice of the natural beauty of other native wildflowers across Kings Park.
“Western Australia is one of the world’s biodiversity hot spots and I invite local people and visitors to see our beautiful and unique wildflowers.
The Kings Park Festival is unlike any other botanic festival in Australia. It offers a fabulous array of events for the full month of September, engaging gardening enthusiasts and those with an interest in native flora and fauna, in a range of creative and community activities.
The Festival is a major tourist attraction for Western Australia, with over 500,000 people visiting Kings Park over the month of September.