Menu Index: Plant of the Day

Bracteantha bracteata – Everlasting Daisy

This plant is variable, from annual forms to low growing perennial sub-shrubs. There are many colourful annual types available as seed and as bedding plants, as well as lovely named longer lasting varieties. As well as being beautiful garden plants, the blooms are great for cut flower work, either fresh or as dried flowers which…

Lomandra longifolia ‘Verday’ – Lomandra

The verdant, dark green, narrow foliage is the outstanding feature of this ultra-tough, long-lived lomandra. The fine leaves and slightly weeping habit give this versatile lomandra a beautiful tussocky, grass-like appearance that makes it one of the best landscape plants on the market. It produces slightly fragrant flowers amongst the foliage and is perfect for borders,…

Pandorea jasminoides ‘Wedding Bellz’

A beautiful and low maintenance twining climber with trusses of large white bell flowers through the warm months of the year. The foliage is glossy green and dense. It can be used as a climber, a groundcover and does well for container growing when regularly pruned, which will encourage more flowering. It suits most areas…

Craspedia globosa – Billy Buttons

A very attractive perennial plant with long stemmed golden globe flowers. Long flowering, from spring to summer, on a narrow rosette of leaves which are covered in woolly hairs. They naturally grow in rather swampy places, so need a moist but well drained soil to be at their best. Very frost tolerant, and can take…

Microseris lanceolata – Yam Daisy

  A variable species found in southern Australia, it looks very similar to dandelions, even having a fluffy seed head which is dispersed by wind. It has a rosette of toothed long and narrow leaves, yellow flowers from spring to autumn, and edible tuberous roots. The roots are roasted before eating, and can also be…