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Anigozanthos flavidus – Kangaroo Paw – Green

This wild species kangaroo paw is the most reliable and long lived of this group. The leathery, dark green leaves are very tough and tend to hold up better against ink spot than all other kangaroo paws. There are true breeding colour forms of Anigozanthos flavidus, this one is green. It is a great bird…

Anigozanthos flavidus – Kangaroo Paw – Red

This wild species kangaroo paw is the most reliable and long lived of this group. The leathery, dark green leaves are very tough and tend to hold up better against ink spot than all other kangaroo paws. There are true breeding colour forms of Anigozanthos flavidus, this one is red. It is a great bird…

Anigozanthos viridis – Green Kangaroo Paw

A very attractive small kangaroo paw species with narrow upright leaves on a clumping perennial plant. It flowers from late winter and extends through to early summer, in shades of bright green overlaid with bluish coloured velvety hairs, and are great for cut flowers. Plant in a sunny or lightly shaded open position in the…

Xerochrysum bracteatum – Straw Flower – Orange Gold

A low growing soft-wooded perennial which can be used as an annual in garden bedding situations and renewed every year. This is a true breeding seed line in colours of gold and orange. A great general garden or pot plant and a brilliant cut flower, attract butterflies and small moths. A good heat tolerant plant,…

Xerochrysum bracteatum – Straw flower- Crimson

A low growing soft-wooded perennial which can be used as an annual in bedding situations and renewed every year. This is a true breeding seed line in colours of crimson and red. A great general garden or pot plant and a brilliant cut flower, attract butterflies and small moths. A good heat tolerant plant, performs…

Schoenia cassiniana – Pink Clusters Everlasting Daisy

This delightful and showy everlasting daisy grows in a wide range of areas in Western Australia, and is one of the contributors to the tourist attracting wildflower display there every year after good autumn rains. An annual plant, it has furry leaves and stems and clusters of flowers with yellow centres surrounded by pink papery…

Xerochrysum bracteatum – Straw Flower

A low growing soft-wooded perennial with papery daisy flowers in a range of colours, from white, cream, yellow, gold, red to a range of pink tones. A great general garden or pot plant and a brilliant cut flower, attract butterflies and small moths. If using as a plant for colour in the garden it can…

Banksia spinulosa – Hairpin Banksia

An attractive large shrub to small tree, growing from 1 to 3 metres tall and wide. It has a long flowering period, from autumn through to spring, making it a good food source for nectar loving wildlife. Good on a range of soils from light sandy to clay loam. Naturally grows from coastal Victoria to…

Trachymene coerulea – Blue Lace Flower

A fast growing and free flowering annual to biennial plant from Western Australia with lovely heads of blue flowers on long stems in October to January. It adapts readily to cultivation to give a splash of colour in flower beds. It likes freely draining acidic, neutral to slightly alkaline soils. Good in full sun to…