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...
Darwinia Seaspray

Darwinia Seaspray

Darwinia Seaspray Darwinia citriodora (prostrate form) When Darwinia Seaspray is battered with salt-laden rain or wind in its natural habitat, it just shakes its leaves and gets on with what it does best, being an attractive small groundcover or container plant.  It has lemon-scented silvery-green foliage and unusual orange & red flowers from winter through to summer.  Darwinia Seaspray grows to around 15-30cm high and 50-90cm across and shows to great effect on path edges or amongst bold rock work, and of course as a container plant for decks, patios and courtyards. Suited to dry gravelly or well drained clay loam in cool temperate to semi arid and sub tropical climates and will tolerate moderate frost exposure. Download...
Goodenia Edna Walling Coverup

Goodenia Edna Walling Coverup

Goodenia Edna Walling® Coverup™ Goodenia ovata (prostrate form) Finding small plants which thrive in tough coastal conditions can be a challenge, and Edna Walling® Coverup™ is high on the ‘must have’ list.  When a plant is found naturally overlooking the ocean then you’re on a winner. When it’s a ground hugging sand-binder with bright yellow fan flowers most of the year you’ve won the Quinella. Pretty frost tolerant too, so it will grow in inland gardens as well in cool temperate to sub tropical and even semi arid climates; tough as old boots and pretty as a picture. Very low water needs and highly attractive in a hanging basket. Download...
Grevillea Fanfare

Grevillea Fanfare

Grevillea Fanfare™ Grevillea gaudichaudii x longifolia Fanfare™ is the classic living mulch. As temperatures climb and rainfall decreases it means more regular watering of precious plants has to take place—not that this isn’t a pleasant contemplative time. But you’d like to think that the water you’re applying will benefit your garden and not just evaporate into the atmosphere. Well, this is where living mulch in the form of low growing plants comes to your aid, by not only looking good, but also minimising evaporation.  Fanfare™ is a perennial favourite, an attractive plant with pinky-red to claret toothbrush flowers spreading across dense divided red-tipped green foliage; a great bird attractor and suited to cool temperate to subtropical and semi arid climates, in well drained clay or sandy loams, neutral to acid pH.  Frost tolerant and does well at the seaside. Download...