Menu Index: Plant of the Day

Grevillea lanigera – Woolly Grevillea

  An attractive shrub, quite hardy and very easy care as long as it has well drained soil, an occasional pruning is all it needs generally.  A variable plant, with prostrate to more upright types avaiable.  Main flowering is in winter to spring, with spot flowering all year round. Grows in sun to semi shade, quite drought […]

Lomandra longifolia – Mat Rush

A hardy perennial suited to a wide range of positions, from sandy soil to clay, sun to part shade. Scented yellow flowers in winter and spring, followed by seeds a month or two after flowering. Common all along the east coast of Australia from Tasmania to Queensland, on sandy soils and swamps. Tolerates dry spells […]

Waterhousea floribunda – Weeping Lilly Pilly

An ornamental medium sized to large rainforest tree which can reach 30 metres in its natural range, smaller in cultivation, so suitable for larger properties, farms and parks, good street tree. It has a lightly weeping habit and attractive wavy edged leaves. It flowers in summer with trusses of white fluffy flowers, followed by pale pink to pale green fruit. […]

Eucalyptus caesia ‘Silver Princess’

A beautiful ornamental tree growing to around 6 to 8 metres tall, it has a gently weeping growth habit. Winter to spring flowering with large pink-red blossoms with contrasting yellow stamens. Young stems are red which age to smooth white branches, on the trunk the bark is decorative with peeling curls. This is known as minni-ritchi bark. Good for most soil types […]

Viola hederacea ‘Monga Magic’

Viola hederacea ‘Monga Magic’ is a great groundcover for moist areas, and has delicate mauve flowers. Best for part shade, but will tolerate sunnier spots. Flowers mostly spring and summer, with spot flowers the rest of the year. Good in pots under larger plants to add colour, lovely in baskets as well as in gardens. […]

Myoporum parvifolium purpurea – Boobialla

An easy care low ground cover which creates a dense mat of fine-leaved foliage with purple toned new growth. It gets small white flowers in spring through summer. Great to deter weed growth and to cover slopes and banks, and can be a lawn substitute for low traffic places. Grows to around 3metres wide and 30 cms high. Frost and drought tolerant. Best […]

Grevillea ‘Little Sparkler’

A superb and useful dwarf shrub, growing to half a metre high and wide. Lots of orange and yellow spider flowers all through winter and spring, which are great for smaller nectar feeders. Fine foliage and a naturally dense habit which can be made even more dense by light pruning after flowering. Tolerates heavy frost and […]

Grevillea ‘Knockout’

A lovely cultivar that grows to about a metre high and wide, with a compact habit. It has bright red and yellow flower in winter and spring which contrast nicely against the dark green foliage. Tolerant of frost and drought once established. Likes a sunny spot.

Eutaxia obovata – Egg and Bacon Plant

A handsome and dense small shrub growing to one metre high and wide, and with a spectacular spring display of two toned yellow and red-brown pea shaped flowers. The flowers are long lasting and lightly fragrant. It likes well drained soil and sunny spot, and is drought and frost tolerant once established. Also good in […]