Fact Sheets


Viola Friolina

A little bit about Viola Friolina There’s no excuse for a dull and dormant autumn and winter garden when you have pretty perennial Viola Friolina in bloom. At a time when many flowering plants are enjoying a winter snooze, this autumn- and winter-flowering beauty is branching out and trailing, revealing an abundance of blooms as […]

There are many reasons to love this glossy evergreen shrub but we’ve narrowed it down to three really great ones. 1. Coprosma provide year-round colour While seasonal stars bring interest and joy to a garden it’s the well selected, year-round plants that make a design consistently great. Coprosma offers year-round colour and a range of new hybrids offer a selection […]

Short & sweet native shrubs

Australian native plants are making their way into a broad range of garden designs today. New cultivars have introduced a broader colour palette and the always interesting foliage and flowers of natives are back in vogue, especially when paired with contrasting plant groups in rambling, cottage garden styles. There are a huge range of compact native […]

Happy medium natives

Whether you’re looking for a flowering feature shrub to impress, a tough plant for an exposed spot or a dense hedging plant this list of medium growing natives will give you plenty of choice. Need more help choosing the perfect plant? Visit our horticulture experts instore to view our full range and to get personal advice for […]

Geraniums

All geraniums relish sunshine and warmth, and when I say geranium I actually mean pelargonium. The common garden geraniums – described as zonal geranium, ivy-leafed geranium, scented-leaf geranium and pelargonium – are in the genus Pelargonium. The reason the botanic distinction is important is that there is another group of perennial geraniums, generally referred to […]

A little bit about bamboo Botanical name: Bambusa These hardy giant grasses grow thick and fast, making them one of the most popular privacy-creating plants around. Whether you want to add a lush look to your garden, create a wind break, sound barrier, hedge or create a tropical feel, ever-versatile bamboo is a no-brainer, and […]

Flowering gum trees

There’s so much to love about flowering gums. These native trees are hardy and easy to care for with aromatic gum leaves and flowers that deserve front and centre garden position. Flowering gums are grafted eucalyptus trees. By grafting plants onto specially selected rootstock you get trees that will grow happily in a wide range of soil […]

Leucospermum

A little bit about leucospermum Leucospermum is often caught up in case of mistaken identity. If it’s not confused for a leucadendron, it’s often sold as a protea by florists who don’t want to confuse customers with the long Greek name, which means ‘white seed’, from the shining seed vessels. But take a closer look at a […]

Dianthus

A little bit about dianthus If you’re a frill seeker, you’ll love dianthus. Set against silvery-green foliage, dianthus are a wonderful addition to any sunny spot with their frilly, tufted white, pink, red and mauve flowers. Many dianthus boast two-coloured petals that are laced, flecked or picotee (an outer margin of another colour, usually red). […]

Wisteria

Wisteria is a beautiful spring-flowering climber that thrives in cool, temperate and subtropical gardens. One of the best wisteria gardens I have ever seen was also an example of why you need to keep wisteria under control. In this garden wisteria had taken over the backyard, twining its way through trees and shrubs. It was home […]

Polygala

A little bit about polygala If you’re looking for a small, compact, fast-growing, colourful and hardy shrub, polygala ticks all the boxes. For most of the year, you’ll find polygala awash with eye-catching pink or purple petals, making it perfectly suited to mass planting with a splash of colour. It also makes a brilliant border […]

Jasmine

A little bit about jasmine If you know the sweet scent of jasmine, you know it’s impossible to forget. In fact, you can probably smell jasmine before you can see it. Not surprisingly, it’s one of the perfume world’s most popular aromas. Beyond its famous fragrance, jasmine is adorned with masses of flowers and offer fast growth and […]