Menu Index: Top Ten Plants

Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants For Very Sandy Soils

1 Agonis flexuosa ‘Nana’€™ Because of its weeping habit and adaptability. 2 Westringia fruticosa and its cultivars Because of its outstanding reliability and tolerance of seaside conditions. 3 Thryptomene saxicola var ‘€˜F.C. Payne’ Because of its sprays of pink flowers throughout the year and an attractive plant shape. 4 Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine) Because […]

Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants For The Seaside

1 Agonis flexuosa varieties Because of its great habit, coloured new growth and adaptability. 2 Banksia integrifolia compact varieties Because of its attractive foliage and flowers and prostrate habit. 3 Araucaria heterophylla (Norfolk Island Pine) Because of its wonderful symmetrical growth habit. 4 Leucophyta brownii (Cushion Bush) Because of its wonderful silver foliage and very compact habit. […]

Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants For Frosty Areas

1 Acacia cardiophylla (Wyalong Wattle) Because of its profuse yellow flowers and attractive silvery foliage. 2 Lomandra longifolia ‘Tanika’€™ Because of its overall toughness and neat linear foliage. 3 Callistemon ‘€˜Silver Cloud’ Because of the lovely yellow flowers and silvery foliage. 4 Acacia iteaphylla (Flinders Range Wattle) Because of the greyish pendulous foliage and mass […]

Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants For Shady Areas

1 Asplenium australasicum (Bird’s Nest Fern) Because of its lush glossy unique foliage and shape, and easy care nature 2 Viola hederacea (Native Violet) Because of its ability to flower well in shady conditions and its ground covering abilities 3 Dicksonia antarctica (Soft Tree Fern) Because of its great adaptability and graceful form. 4 Helmholtzia […]

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 […]

Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants For Decorative Foliage

1 Agonis flexuosa ‘Jervis Bay After Dark’€™   Because of its amazing dark-purple pendulous foliage and growth habit. 2 Callistemon ‘All Aglow’   Because of its bright new growth, purple-pink flowers and adaptability to heavy clay soils. 3 Grevillea ‘Lime Spider’€™   Because of its subtle creamy coloured foliage, with a beautiful feathery look. 4 […]

Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants For Perfume And Scent

1 Boronia heterophylla (Red Boronia) Because of its bright-pink bell-shaped sweetly scented flowers 2 Backhousia citriodora (Lemon Myrtle) Because of the wonderfully lemon-scented foliage and white blossoms 3 Hymenosporum flavum (Native Frangipani) Because of its attractive glossy foliage, delightfully perfumed flowers and symmetrical plant shape 4 Philotheca myoporoides Because of its wonderful white flower displays […]

Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants for Cut Flowers

1 Anigozanthos flavidus (Tall Kangaroo Paw) Because of their unique flower type in a wide range of colours 2 Actinotus helianthi (Flannel Flower) Because of its wonderfully textured flowers and silvery divided foliage 3 Telopea speciosissima (New South Wales Waratah) Because of the iconic, long lasting red flower heads 4 Pycnosorus globosus (Billy Buttons) Because […]

Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants for attracting Wildlife

1 Anigozanthos varieties Birds love the nectar rich flowers. It’s interesting to see how adroitly they perch on the slender stems. 2 Grevillea varieties Smaller growing and prickly varieties are great small bird habitat. Large flowered varieties attract the more lively nectar eaters. Butterflies and other interesting insects love them too. 3 Callistemon €˜ Birds […]

Angus’s Top Ten Australian Plants For Colour

1 Xerochrysum – everlasting daisies Because of their amazingly textured and brightly coloured flowers over many months of the year 2 Scaevola aemula varieties Because of the mass displays of colour over many months of the year, and the neat habit 3 Anigozanthos (kangaroo paw) ‘€™Bush Pearl’ Because of its unique bright pink flowers that are […]