A sensitive and yellow heart
A single vase with a waving cloud of mimosa. You don't need much more to make a floral statement at home. But are these flowers called Mimosa, don't stir-me-herb or Acacia?
We understand where the confusion originated. There is an official Mimosa, but we call it spice-stir-me-not in the Netherlands. The flower we call Mimosa has the Latin name Acacia. Again, there are different types. Such as the Clair de Lune, Floribunda and Lungi Flora. All with fine, yellow flower panicles. Like lilac, hydrangea and viburnum, Mimosa is a woody plant.
It's obvious why we love the name Mimosa so much. The drink – of champagne and orange juice – of the same name has just as fresh a colour. So basically you toast to life with Mimosa flowers every day.
The Acacia can be found all over the world. From Australia to South Africa. There they stand out excitingly from high bushes against the radiant blue sky.