Menu Index: Plant Database

Telopea speciosissima – Waratah

This iconic plant is deservedly the floral emblem of NSW, with it’s beautiful bright red flower heads that are much admired and sought after. It can grow from a large shrub to small tree size in ideal conditions. The flowers can have colour variations in the wild, with pink or white forms being rarely seen,…

Banksia coccinea – Scarlet Banksia

A beautiful bright red and silver flowering banksia from Western Australia, very popular in the cut flower industry, and a plant with real wow factor in the garden. It grows as a large shrub to small tree around 5 metres tall. It grows naturally on sandy acidic soils and dislikes clay. Gardens with shallow dense…

Goodenia ovata ‘Goodonya’

A low maintenance and tough ground hugging to mounding perennial plant. It gets buttercup yellow flowers over an extended period in spring and summer that contrast with bright green foliage, and it has a much larger flower than other forms of this species, the hop Goodenia. It is great no nonsense plant that can spread…

Actinotus forsythii – Pink Flannel Flower

The pink flannel flower is an uncommon perennial plant to find in the wild, and even less commonly found as a garden plant due to the rarity of commercially available seed. It naturally grows in damp eucalypt forests from the Blue Mountains to the Southern Highlands of NSW, growing well only after a fire year…

Geleznowia verrucosa

A small shrub with small yellow flowers and lime-yellow bracts which age to orange-brown. Blooms in early spring to early summer, provides long lasting cut flowers. Needs a well drained soil, best in full sun or semi-shade. Grows well in pots. Grafted forms are best for more humid areas.

Telopea mongaensis – Braidwood Waratah

A large shrub to small tree, from cooler areas in south east NSW.  Likes soil with good drainage and abundant moisture, sensitive to phosphorus. Bears red flowers in spring. Likes semi shaded positions to sunny with some protection. It grows from an underground lignotuber, which enables the plant to regrow if affected by fire.

Cissus hypoglauca – Native Grape

A vigorous woody large vine with attractive glossy palmate leaves, new growth is red coloured. It bears umbels of yellow flowers in spring and summer, followed by blue-black berries, which though edible, can sometimes have an astringent aftertaste. Birds and possums appreciate the seeds, and they can be used to make jam. Can be grown…

Eremophila ‘Meringur Midnight”

Eremophila ‘Meringur Midnight’ is a large shrub which grows 3-4m high by 2-3m wide and is useful as a feature large shrub. It has attractive bright green linear leaves with a pendulous habit. Flowers are large and elongated, dark purple measuring 35mm x 10mm. Unlike many Eremophila, the flower has no spots. Flowering time is…