Three varieties of eucalyptus from the florist were used for my prints on silk: Seeded eucalptus with pointed oval leaves; a smaller oval leaved, unseeded variety (on the left) and the rounded leaf Baby Blue:
The whole silk cloth:
The whole stem prints:
Red colours come from eucalyptus cinerea (with large round leaves) and are commonly named “Silver Dollar” eucalyptus. All varieties come to Ottawa from California but not all are available at all times… so I am waiting for some Silver Dollar next, to try the red print.
Next up: more eucalyptus prints on wool and with walnut dyes