Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants For Pots

1 Anigozanthos ‘Bush Pearl’ and ‘Bush Diamond’

Because of its non-stop awesome flowering

2 Xerochrysum bracteatum – everlasting daisies

Because of their amazingly textured flowers over many months on a lovely compact growth habit.

3 Scaevola aemula

Because of the mass displays of purple, pink or white over many months of the year.

4 Banksia spinulosa compact varieties

Because of their compact habit and wonderful candle-like flowering.

5 Wahlenbergia stricta ‘€˜Blue Mist’ and ‘Sky Mist’

Because of their true blue flowers, low-growing habit and ability to sucker lightly.

6 Acacia cognata compact new varieties

Because of its beautiful bright lime coloured foliage and very compact habit.

7 Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower)

Because of its wonderfully textured flowers and silvery divided foliage.

8 Swainsona formosa (Sturt’€™s Desert Pea)

Because of its stunning red and black flowers and silvery foliage.

It can be a hard plant to grow in more humid areas, but those determined to try can have success with pot growing this spectacular plant, provided the pot and soil provide excellent drainage.

9 Pityrodia terminalis (Native Foxglove)

Because of its brightly coloured foxglove-like flowers and silvery foliage.

10 Macropidia fuliginosa ‘€™Bush Eclipse’€™

Because of its irresistible black and green orchid-like flowers.