Australian Botanical prints by artist Maurice Hayler, designed to endure.
Our art is printed with care on Hahnemühle fine art archival paper with archival Epson UltraChrome pigment inks, good for at least 75 years. View all print and mat sizes here.
IMPORTANT and Please Note: that all orders received Tuesdays to Sundays are dispatched the following Monday. Every effort will be made to fulfill orders received on Mondays that same day, otherwise they will be dispatched next day Tuesday if we can’t make Monday in time.
We can process urgent and express orders on request.
Our flat prints are printed sheets, trimmed to size, with no mat or backing supplied..
We offer the following sizes:
5″ × 7″ (127mm × 178mm)
8″ × 10″ (203mm × 254mm)
A4 (203mm × 297mm)
You will see these options available via the Available Options radio buttons if in the Flat Prints section of our catalogue, or if you can see ‘Flat’ in the item’s title.
Our matted prints are the same printed sheets, but come with archival mat and backing..
These come in the following sizes:
5″ × 7″ in a white 8″ × 10″ mat (outer dimensions are 203mm × 254mm)
8″ × 10″ in a white 12″ × 14″ mat (outer dimensions are 305mm × 356mm) (please note this is a non-standard size: read more here)
A4 in a white 12″ × 16″ mat (outer dimensions are 305mm × 406mm)
You will see these options available via the Available Options radio buttons if in the Matted Prints section of our catalogue, or if you can see ‘With Mat and Backing’ in the item’s title.
Meaning of name:
Telopea is from Greek: telopos, seen from afar, a reference to the distance at which the flowers are visible. The genus was named in 1810 by Robert Brown (1773–1858), a Scottish botanist and paleobotanist who did much for botany with his pioneering work with the microscope. He also contributed greatly to Australian botany
speciosissima is from Latin: speciosus, handsome, beautiful + the superlative form. Most handsome, most beautiful
The waratah was officially made the floral emblem of New South Wales in 1962, and has a natural range of only about 200km from Sydney. Another isolated pocket was thought to exist in the Gibraltar Range in northern New South Wales, but this was described as a separate species by botanists Peter Weston and Mike Crisp in 1995 and is now known as Telopea aspera (the Gibraltar Range Waratah).
T. speciosissima grows as a shrub some 3m to 4m (10 to 13 feet) high and 2m (6.5 feet) wide. The flowers are the ideal cut flower, being long-lasting (10 to 14 days) and with a prominent head on a single stem, and are widely cultivated for the cut flower industry both in Australia and overseas.