Archive for Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month:Felicia Little Sapphire

The Plant of the Month for December is the Felicia amelloides Little Sapphire which  is a  small bushy shrub growing to 50cm with showy blue daisy like flowers with a yellow centre. They are fast growing and easy to grow in well drained soil and full sun. Felicia Little Sapphire make an eye catching display in rockeries, pots, borders and flower beds as they flower for most of the year  and need very little maintenance. You can trim to keep tidy. They will tolerate seaside conditions but will need a moderate watering in hot weather. The Felicia are very attractive to bees and butterflies.

Plant of the Month: Anigozanthos Bush Dance

Our Plant of the Month for November is the Anigozanthos Bush Dance. This bird attracting native grows 60cm high by 45 cm wide and looks like a smaller version of the Anigozanthos manglesii. It has bright red and emerald green flowers on red stems with pale green foliage. Bush Dance has prolific flowers year round and looks great in pots, in the garden or as a cut flower. They will grow well in a sunny spot  in well drained soil. This plant will tolerate heat and light frost.

 

Plant of the Month: Philotheca myoporoides

Our Plant of the Month for September is Philotheca myoporoides. This is a hardy compact shrub growing 2 metres tall with slender blue green scented foliage. Pale pink buds open to white star shaped flowers. Ideal for an informal hedge planted under trees. Grow in a sunny to partially shaded position in moist well drained soil.

Plant of the Month: Grevillea Mt Tamboritha

Our Plant of the Month for August is Grevillea Mt Tamboritha. This is a spreading evergreen shrub with height to 40cm x width of  1-2 metres with masses of pinkish-red and cream spider-like flowers appearing year round but mainly in late Winter and Spring. It is ideal for garden borders, rockeries and as a groundcover to cover embankments and spilling over retaining walls. Grevillea Mt Tamboritha is best grown in full sun and well drained soil. It will tolerate part shade, light frost, coastal conditions and is able to withstand drier conditions once established.

Plant of the Month: Callistemon King’s Park Special

Our Plant of the Month for July is the Callistemon King’s Park Special. This hardy large shrub or small tree has been around for many years. It is a very low maintenance and fast growing plant that grows 3-4 metres high and makes a great screen , hedge or feature plant. In September and October it is covered with beautiful red bottlebrush flowers and then again in Autumn. It has long narrow green leaves on slightly weeping branches. Callistemon KPS likes sun and does well in most soils. It is drought resistant and frost hardy  and is definitely  a winner for your garden.