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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.
 

  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

  Correa Autumn Blaze

Low growing shrub with glossy evergreen foliage. Prolific display of brilliant orange flowers from autumn through to early spring. A hardy shrub, easy to grow and frost hardy.

  Correa Ring A Ding Ding
  • Very upright, compact and neat habit.
  • Low growing native shrub.
  • Prolific flower display from autumn through to spring - winter colour!!
  • Easy to grow and hardy in most situations.
  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.
  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 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 Amelie
  • A prolific display of soft pink flowers from autumn through to spring.
  • Flowers are fragrant and plant forms a neat, mounding habit.
  • Easy to grow and ideal for containers or general garden use.
  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.