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  Abelia Kaleidoscope

First discovered by Randy Lindsey (Propagator at Panoramic Farm USA) as a sport on the well known Abelia × grandiflora ‘Little Richard’ . A. 'Kaleidoscope' carries with it all the wonderful attributes of it parent - dense, compact growth habit with a high foliage retention during the dormant winter months. The really stand out attraction of 'Kaleidoscope', however, is the dynamic color it brings to the garden landscape.

New, variegated growth emerges as bright yellow with a light green centre throughout spring gradually turning to golden yellow with deeper green markings into the summer months intensifying in colour rather than bleaching from long, hot summer days.

By autumn this combination turns to a bright orange to fiery red throughout the winter months extending until the early spring. These colours are further highlighted by the brilliant red stems and the abundance of dainty white flowers first appearing in summer.

Exceptionally easy to grow and maintain once established, this versatile shrub will serve many purposes in both commercial and home garden schemes.
 

  Diascia Gardascia Raspberry
  • Bred for superior performance in Australian garden conditions.
  • A lengthy and very showy display of colourful blooms over most of the year - with main flush during spring.
  • Forms an attractive, dense dome of foliage.
  • Hardy, fast and easy to grow.
  • Terrific garden variety - hardy, fast & easy to grow.
  • Low maintenance once established.
  Diascia Gardascia Candy Pink
  • Bred for superior performance in Australian garden conditions.
  • A lengthy and very showy display of colourful blooms over most of the year - with main flush during spring.
  • Forms an attractive, dense dome of foliage.
  • Hardy, fast and easy to grow.
  • Terrific garden variety - hardy, fast & easy to grow.
  • Low maintenance once established.
  DREAMERIA® Daydream
  • Masses of globe-shaped blooms with main flush during spring.
  • Variety of eye-catching vivid flower colours.
  • Tight mound of ornamental foliage.
  • Dry tolerant once established.
  • Frost tolerant.
  • Wind tolerant and suitable to coastal areas.
  DREAMERIA® Dreamland
  • Masses of globe-shaped blooms with main flush during spring.
  • Variety of eye-catching vivid flower colours.
  • Tight mound of ornamental foliage.
  • Dry tolerant once established.
  • Frost tolerant.
  • Wind tolerant and suitable to coastal areas.
  DREAMERIA® Sweet Dreams
  • Masses of globe-shaped blooms with main flush during spring.
  • Variety of eye-catching vivid flower colours.
  • Tight mound of ornamental foliage.
  • Dry tolerant once established.
  • Frost tolerant.
  • Wind tolerant and suitable to coastal areas.
  Euphorbia Rudolph

A compact form of Euphorbia which will brighten the gloomy winter days with a vivid display of glowing red tips. Although the main feature, this ornamental display will be followed in late winter by sprays of tiny red flowers shrouded in limey green bracts typical to this family. A tough and easy to grow plant for most climatic zones and soil types.

  Lavandula Blueberry Ruffles

Lovers of lavenders will delight in the delicious selection of colours available in the RUFFLES collection ranging from a more traditional lilac colour through to pinks. Their aesthetic appeal does not end there as the chunky bracts atop the flower heads are distinctively rippled along their margins to give the ruffled appearance for which they have been named.

Compact and neat in habit they are ideal for small garden spaces or container culture in entertainment areas.  As with most lavenders - they are dry tolerant once established and require only minimal maintenance.

All varieties in the RUFFLES collection have been bred in Australia, by PGA, to suit Australian conditions. They are more compact in habit with flowers sitting just above the foliage and are more tolerant of the humid conditions in our norther regions than many other types of lavender currently available on the market.

Varieties in the Ruffles collection are as follows:


1.  L. ‘Sugarberry’ PBR - mauve/pink shade
2.  L. ‘Blueberry’ PBR - clear mid purple

  Lavandula Fairy Wings Radiance
  • Dry tolerant with outstanding performance under Australian conditions.
  • Flowers are produced for a lenghty period begining from late winter into summer.
  • Striking flower heads capped with radiant pink 'ribbons' are highly ornamental in garden or tub displays.
  • Low maintenance, fast and easy to grow.
  Lavandula Fairy Wings Spellbound
  • Dry tolerant with outstanding performance under Australian conditions.
  • Flowers are produced for a lenghty period begining from late winter into summer.
  • Striking flower heads capped with deep lavender coloured 'ribbons' are highly ornamental in garden or tub displays.
  • Low maintenance, fast and easy to grow.
  Lavandula Fairy Wings Whimsical
  • Dry tolerant with outstanding performance under Australian conditions.
  • Flowers are produced for a lengthy period begining from late winter into summer.
  • Striking flower heads capped with white to blush pink 'ribbons' are highly ornamental in garden or tub displays.
  • Low maintenance, fast and easy to grow.
  Lavandula Razzleberry Ruffles

This outstanding new addition to the ever popular Lavender Ruffles Collection, has deep pink coloured flower wings which sit just above the grey/green foliage. The
low maintenance, tight mounding habit and incredible flower performance make L. ‘Razzleberry Ruffles’ an excellent choice for containers on decks and entertaining areas. The superb garden performance of L.‘Razzleberry Ruffles’ is equally as impressive.

  • Compact, neat habit with large flower wings
  • Long flowering and highly ornamental
  • Distinctive ruffled flower heads
  • Dry tolerant once established and requires minimal maintenance
  • Main flowering from late winter through spring
  Lavandula Violet Lace

Early flowering forms of lavender with compact habits and aromatic grey foliage. Emerging from early winter, purple coloured lavender flower heads provide a lively display for what can be a dreary time in garden landscapes. L. 'Violet Lace' offers flowers of an intense deep purple colour whereas L. 'Lavender Lace' is at the other end of the spectrum in soft shades of lilac. Middle ground is where you will find the colourings of V. 'Winter Lace' whose fragrant flower heads are crowned with ruffled, mid lilac coloured bracts that soften with age giving a delightful dappled effect.

Lavandula (the name of this genus) is derived from the latin word lavare which means 'to wash' in recognition of its common use since Roman times in soaps and various toiletries. In Elizabethan times laundresses were referred to as 'lavendres' due to their use of lavender-scented water to impart the herbs fresh scent through their washing. Over the centuries a host of ailments were sought to be cured through various applications and preparations involving the use of lavender. Today this amazing plant continues to delight gardeners with its soothing scent, drought tolerance, ease of care and range of uses whether in the garden or dried for floral crafts.

Lavender stoechas makes reference to where it originated, the Islands of Stoechades, off the coast of France in the Mediterrranean, renamed since as the Iles de Hyeres.

  Lavandula Winter Lace

Early flowering forms of lavender with compact habits and aromatic grey foliage. Emerging from early winter, purple coloured lavender flower heads provide a lively display for what can be a dreary time in garden landscapes. L. 'Violet Lace' offers flowers of an intense deep purple colour whereas L. 'Lavender Lace' is at the other end of the spectrum in soft shades of lilac. Middle ground is where you will find the colourings of V. 'Winter Lace' whose fragrant flower heads are crowned with ruffled, mid lilac coloured bracts that soften with age giving a delightful dappled effect.

Lavandula (the name of this genus) is derived from the latin word lavare which means 'to wash' in recognition of its common use since Roman times in soaps and various toiletries. In Elizabethan times laundresses were referred to as 'lavendres' due to their use of lavender-scented water to impart the herbs fresh scent through their washing. Over the centuries a host of ailments were sought to be cured through various applications and preparations involving the use of lavender. Today this amazing plant continues to delight gardeners with its soothing scent, drought tolerance, ease of care and range of uses whether in the garden or dried for floral crafts.

Lavender stoechas makes reference to where it originated, the Islands of Stoechades, off the coast of France in the Mediterrranean, renamed since as the Iles de Hyeres.

  Loropetalum Flame'n'Gorgeous

• Burgundy and russet toned foliage year round with neat habit.
• Showy display of light pink, tasseled flowers during spring and autumn.
• Maintains a naturally dense, domed habit.
• Vigorous growth and hardy for most situations.
• Easy to grow with minimal maintenance.

  Loropetalum Plum Gorgeous

• Deepest, darkest coloured foliage found amongst Loropetalums - retaining colour year round
• Vivid deep raspberry coloured, tasseled flowers during spring and autumn
• Maintains a naturally dense, domed habit
• Easy to grow with minimal maintenance

  Nemesia White Confetti

A perennial nemesias which has been bred in Australia from the soft pink flowering Nemesia 'Confetti' which came to us from the UK and which is particularly notable for its prolific flowering.

N. 'Confetti White' also offers this long and profuse flowering from autumn through spring but another feature which should not be overlooked is the compact form achieved giving us low growing mounds of fresh, bright green foliage as a neat base to the floral display.

Delight in its performance, lightly scented blooms, ease of growth and the speed at which it will become an established and treasured addition to your landscape.

Blooming for months on end, beginning in autumn and going right through into spring and, if spent flowers are regularly trimmed off after each flush, more dainty little blooms will quickly replace them.

  Rhodanthe Paper Girl
  • Deep pink buds opening to white, papery flowers cloak foliage in spring - commonly known as ‘everlastings’.
  • Australian native bred for compact habit.
  • Foliage has an aromatic fragrance - chamomile-like.
  • Soft, grey-green foliage forms a neat, rounded mound with a trailing habit.
  • Suitable for coastal gardens.
  • Easy to grow for gardens, containers and baskets.