Archive for Plant of the Month

Plant of the Month:Hardenbergia Sea of Purple

Our Plant of the Month for April is Hardenbergia Sea of Purple. Sea of Purple is a fast growing tough and easy care ground covering form of the native Wisteria. Its name was inspired by its all-over cover of purple flowers on short stems in late Winter/early  Spring. It spreads evenly and provides thick foliage cover that will help smother weeds once established.  Sea of Purple grows to 30cm high by 3 metres wide.  It suits home gardens and larger landscapes and looks great mass planted on embankments and retaining walls. It will grow in full sun or part shade, is drought tolerant and has low frost tolerance and will grow best in light clay to sandy soils.

 

 

Plant of the Month:Leptospermum rubrum nana

Our Plant of the Month for February is the stunning Leptospermum rubrum nana or Dwarf Red Tea Tree.

This is a compact growing  shrub  with fine slender dark burgundy foliage and an abundance of small hot pink tea tree flowers in Winter and Spring. This plant looks great in native gardens and will give you year round colour. You can grow in pots, as a single specimen or it will also look great as a low care border or hedge plant. Once established the Dwarf Red Tea Tree will require very little maintenance. It grows well in full sun to part shade , tolerates light frost and is drought resistant. Leptospermum rubrum nana will grow 1 metre x 1 metre.

 

Plant of the Month: Grevillea Gin Gin Gem

Our Plant of the Month for January is the beautiful low maintenance groundcover Grevillea Gin Gin Gem.

This is a fast growing dense plant that is a great food source for small nectar feeding birds and insects. It has small red spidery flowers from Winter to Spring and thrives in an open sunny position but will also grow in part shade. Grevillea Gin Gin Gem will grow only 30cm high but will spread 1-3 metres.

 

Plant of the Month: Eremophila glabra grey

Our Plant of the Month for December is the Eremophila glabra grey which is a low compact spreading shrub which grows from 50cm to 1 metre in height.  This plant is covered in masses of tubular yellowish green flowers  in Spring and has silvery grey foliage which makes it a great contrast plant in your garden. Eremophila  which is  commonly known as Emu Bush is  very low maintenance and is  bird attracting. It is best to plant them in a sunny position in well drained soils for best results.

New Plant of the Month: Grevillea stenomera red

Our new Plant of the Month for November is the stunning  Grevillea stenomera red commonly known as the Lace Net Grevillea. This is a beautiful small to medium shrub with finely cut greyish green leaves, growing around   1 – 1.5 metres tall. It has masses of red flowers  in Winter and Spring which attract native wildlife, bees, nectar feeding birds and butterflies. This tough native shrub will thrive in most well drained gardens and will tolerate drought and frost.