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.”
Beautifully fragrant this easy to grow and hardy perennial is more commonly known as 'garden pinks'. A compact form with deep crimson, frilled flowers appearing on short stems for a lengthy display in autumn and spring.
Commonly known as 'Day Lily', members of this family are known world wide for their hardiness, beauty and reliability and H. 'Stella Bella' is no exception.
The golden yellow flowers are produced in great quantities on 50cm long stems. In addition to its beauty this particular variety stands apart from the rest in its remarkable ability to bloom and re-bloom for up to six months of the year.
Foliage is strap-like reaching approximately 40cm in height and, unlike many other varieties in the family, is evergreen. A truly rewarding plant for the novice and experienced gardener alike.
Lovers of lavenders will delight in the delicious selection of colours available in the RUFFLES collection ranging from a more traditional lilac colour through pinks to the unusual duo tones of ’Boysenberry Ruffles’. 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. ‘Boysenberry’ PBR - deep pink flowers/bracts deep pink fading to white tips 2. L. ‘Sugarberry’ PBR - mauve/pink shade 3. L. ‘Blueberry’ PBR - clear mid purple 4. L. ‘Mulberry’ PBR - deep pink 5. L. 'Strawberry' PBR - ruffled soft pink 6. L. 'Sweetberry' PBR - musky pink
• 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
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