Grevillea Jelly Baby (PBR)

Grevillea Jelly Baby (PBR)

Grevillea Jelly Baby  Grevillea alpina x lavandulacea Tanunda Jelly babies are very more-ish and this is one you’ll want to scatter throughout the landscape.  Luscious deep pink flowers all but cover the grey foliage in a colour combination that always works. Honeyeaters love it too, darting in and out amongst the nectar-filled flowers. Easily grown in sunny spots with well drained soils, it is frost hardy, suited to coastal gardens and does well in cool temperate to sub tropical and semi arid climates.  Its dense mounding habit requires only minimal trimming to keep it tidy so it’s ideal for path edging, wide garden beds, large containers in courtyards, and for a dramatic landscape focus, try mass planting. Download...
Pimelea Sunset Blush

Pimelea Sunset Blush

Pimelea Sunset Blush Pimelea ferruginea selection Pimelea Sunset Blush is one of many selections of this very versatile plant. What sets it apart is the fringe of white around each deep pink pompom, adding a lollipop quality that is rather appealing. When the whole plant is in full flower, you won’t see any green. It’s hardy in temperate climates, in well drained clay loams or sandy soils, and is a beautiful container plant for a deck, patio or veranda steps. It doesn’t like frost much, but is happy with a sea view provided there is some shelter from the salty blasts. Trim back the finished flowers and give the foliage a tip prune now and...
Platysace Edna Walling Flower Girl

Platysace Edna Walling Flower Girl

Platysace Edna Walling® Flower Girl™ Platysace lanceolata (dwarf selection) Dainty is the word most used to describe Edna Walling® Flower Girl™, which has also been described as the perfect cottage garden plant for edging pathways and in containers. With neat rounded leaves and mini bouquets of pink buds opening to creamy white from spring through summer, Flower Girl™ deserves these accolades. A lightly suckering habit adds a soil binding attribute to its other qualities. Like many cottage garden plants, Flower Girl™ makes a charming posy in a small vase.  Butterflies will visit the dainty flowers regularly.  Very happy in cool temperate to sub tropical climates, in well drained clay or gravelly soils, neutral to low acid pH.  Suitable for inland or coastal...
Agonis Copper Wave

Agonis Copper Wave

Agonis Copper Wave Agonis flexuosa selection Here’s a plant with style for first-line coastal positions.  Copper Wave is low, spreading and mounding and will stand up to the strongest salt-laden winds. It’ll also protect the roots of nearby plants from drying winds. When the gales are howling and the waves rolling in, Copper Wave, with its beautiful new coppery growth, will crouch beside pathways and along driveways defying all the elements. It’s just as happy in inland gardens in areas of light frost, and is a designer’s dream for broadscale landscapes. Download...
Crowea Edna Walling Crowea

Crowea Edna Walling Crowea

Crowea Edna Walling Crowea exalata selection Croweas are hardy beautiful small plants for all gardens. Crowea Edna Walling was selected in recognition of the passion that the landscape designer Edna Walling had for dainty Australian plants. Either in the garden or an ornate container, it’s a graceful arching mound of delicate green foliage bedecked with pink star flowers which change colour as they mature. A height of around 30-45 cm high & 90-100cm wide make this an ideal size for smaller gardens. It’s hard to imagine that it leads a tough life in its natural habitat of a windswept salt-laden coastal headland; but it does and it thrives. The fine foliage is aromatic, pleasant to crush and smell and butterflies are attracted to the plant to pollinate the flowers which bloom from summer to early winter, giving around 12 weeks of pleasure in any garden. It adapts to very dry to moist well-drained loam or gravelly soils; suits cool temperate to semi arid and sub tropical climates in acid to mildly alkaline soils. Cut flowers for small vase indoor decoration. Download...