Great this Month

  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.
 

  Carex Feather Falls

‘Feather Falls’ is a highly decorative Carex with outstanding garden and pot performance. The long clean and crisp foliage will reward you with a year round maintenance free plant. A highlight of this new variety is its beautiful plumes of feathery flower stems that emerge from the centre of the fresh new variegated foliage during the spring months.

 

• Fresh highly decorative foliage

• Plumes of feathery flowers in spring

• Low maintenance and easy to grow

• Coastal

• Heat Tolerant

• Looks great all year round

  Convolvulus Arctic Moon
  • All white flowering form of this popular and versatile ground cover.
  • Prolific and long lasting floral display - all through the warmer months.
  • Dry tolerant with dense and spreading habit.
  • Low maintenance and easy to grow.
  • Will cascade over rocks and walls.
  Convolvulus New Blue Moon

• Improved form of popular ground cover with far denser, neater habit.
• Deep blue, funnel-like flowers through the warmer months.
• Low maintenance, dry tolerant and easy to grow.
• Will trail over rocks and walls.

  Dianthus Memories

Bred specifically to support Alzheimer's research is the beautiful Dianthus 'Memories'. With a pure white bloom, 'Memories' comes from renowned Dianthus specialists Whetman Pinks in the UK. With all the characteristics we have come to expect from modern Dianthus, 'Memories' shares these and more. Long flowering blooms held on sturdy stems, dry tolerance, delightful fragrance and exceptional hardiness are the hallmark breeding traits of its cousins in the well known Whetman Pink Scent First Collection and 'Memories' certainly shares these outstanding features.

'Memories' was purpose bred to raise funds for Alzheimer's research with specific reference given to the strong link between scent and memory. 'Memories' is a fitting variety to represent such a worthy cause.

Of all the 5 senses, scent is proven to be the most powerful trigger of memory. The delightful fragrance of 'Memories' will no doubt transport many of us straight back to our grandmothers gardens and spark fond childhood reflections.

Dianthus 'Memories' is the perfect gift, performing equally well in garden beds, containers or long lasting cut flower displays. 50 cents from the sale of each plant will go directly to the Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Foundation. In the words of Ita Buttrose, NSW Ambassador for Alzheimer's - "I couldn’t think of a better way to honour a loved one than with a beautiful flower such as Dianthus Memories.”

  Dianthus Pinball Wizard

The Dianthus Scent First Collection are bred by the renowned Whetman Pinks in the UK, known for their delightful fragrance and striking flowers. D. 'Pinball Wizzard' flowers are streaked and speckled with multi-shades of pink for a unique and striking display. An elegant addition to gardens, repeat blooming over the spring months. Very hardy and easy to grow with good dry tolerance.

  Lavandula The Princess Lavender
  • Early flowering, fragrant lavender
  • Bred in Australia and selected for its large, vibrant, dark pink flowers
  • Lengthy flowering season - main flowering flush begins in spring but also free flowering throughout the autumn and winter months.
  • Neat, compact habit with aromatic foliage
  • Flowers last well for floral arrangements
  • Hardy and easy to grow without any special needs
  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

  Salvia Heatwave Blaze

A range of salvias aptly dubbed the ‘HEATWAVE’ range was introduced as a direct response to the current dry climate faced by Australian gardeners. Salvias are only too well know worldwide as a waterwise family of plants that revel in sunshine and dry, open soils.

The HEATWAVE range takes todays gardening requirements one step further being purposely bred to retain a compact habit as many forms of salvia greggii typically present with more open habits which, whilst still effective in the right position, relegate their use to background planting or intermingling in a loose perennial border.

The tighter foliage of the HEATWAVE salvias allows them to be a given more prominent location in a garden setting which they well deserve considering they provide colour all through the warmer months right through autumn.

Salvia Heatwave Blaze, has vibrant crimson coloured flowers that won’t wash out under our bright summer skies.

  Salvia Heatwave Glow

Aromatic, evergreen shrub which is easy to grow and very tolerant of dry conditions. Produces massed displays of apricot coloured flowers throughout the warmer months. Ideal for water wise gardens or displayed in large tubs. Ideal for attracting birds to the garden.

  Salvia Heatwave Sparkle
  • Very hardy and and easy to grow perennial for water wise gardens.
  • Numerous spikes of mid pink flowers with white eye appear over a lengthy season.
  • Main flushes in spring and autumn with repeat displays throughout warmer months.
  • Foliage is evergreen and aromatic when brushed.
  • Bird attracting.

A range aptly dubbed the ‘HEATWAVE’ collection was introduced as a direct response to the dry climate faced by Australian gardeners. Salvias are only too well know worldwide as a water wise family of plants that revel in sunshine and dry, open soils.

The HEATWAVE range have been purposely bred to retain a compact habit - many forms of salvia greggii typically present with more open habits which, whilst still effective in the right position, relegate their use to background planting or intermingling in a loose perennial border.

The tighter foliage of the HEATWAVE salvias allows them to be a given more prominent location in a garden setting which they well deserve considering they provide colour all through the warmer months right through autumn.

Salvia Heatwave Sparkle, has vibrant pink coloured flowers that won’t wash out under our bright summer skies.

  Salvia Royal Bumble
  • A lengthy and dramatic display of glowing crimson blooms encased in contrasting black calyces.
  • A fast growing, dry tolerant hybrid.
  • Strong, bushy variety with glossy foliage - ideal for mid border positions.
  • Attracts bird life and pollinators.
  • Tolerant of both coastal conditions and lightly shaded areas.
  Salvia So Cool Lilac

• Striking flowers of soft lilac colour with high volume of blooms produced in spring. Further flushes continue throughout the warmer months.
• Very compact and dense growth habit.
• Low maintenance, dry tolerant and easy to grow.

 

  Salvia So Cool Purple

 • Striking flowers in clear purple shade with high volume of blooms produced in spring. Further flushes continue throughout the
warmer months.
• Very compact and dense growth habits.
• Low maintenance, dry tolerant and easy to grow.

  Salvia So Cool Violet

• Striking flower colour of deep purple with high volume of blooms produced in spring. Further flushes continue throughout the warmer months.
• Very compact and dense growth habits.
• Low maintenance, dry tolerant and easy to grow.

  Tulbaghia Dark Star

This variety has been selected for the Border Stars™range and has been selected specifically for
its hardiness and reliability in performance under difficult circumstances. It tolerates both dry and wet conditions and feature long periods of flowering displays. Bred by PGA to incorporate these tough characteristics with new colour variation to others in range.
FEATURES:
• Very hardy, clump forming perennials
• Fine, grass-like foliage is evergreen and ornamental year round
• Long flowering - from spring through to late winter
• Low water requirements
• Easy to grow with minimal maintenance

  Tulbaghia Milky Way

This variety has been selected for the Border Stars™range specifically for its hardiness and reliability in performance under difficult circumstances. It tolerates both dry and wet conditions and features long periods of flowering displays. Bred by PGA to incorporate these tough characteristics with a new colour variation for the range.
FEATURES:
• Very hardy, clump forming perennials
• Fine, grass-like foliage is evergreen and ornamental year round
• Long flowering - from spring through to late winter
• Low water requirements
• Easy to grow with minimal maintenance