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  Hellebore Angel Glow

• Delightful pink buds burst into light pink flowers.

• Long flowering, with blooms ageing to a rich off-white.

• Vigorous grower with a tidy habit.

• Extremely hardy and tolerant of poor soil types.

  Hellebore Anna's Red

One of the best things about winter is Hellebores! This beautiful variety is sure to win you over with its stunning deep flower colour. For those seeking a classic, elegant look 'Anna's Red is the answer. Boasting deep magenta blooms which adorn the plant in winter and early spring, this is one variety that is truly in demand. The rich colour creates a very regal look. 'Anna's Red' is a vigorous grower with a tidy habit. Plant alongside our other varieties for maximum impact. Hellebores provide stunning results when mass planted in shady areas of the garden. 'Anna's Red' can for kept for up to three weeks indoors in a well lit room before being planted out into a container or garden bed. Plant alongside our other varieties for maximum impact. Hellebores provide stunning results when mass planted in shady areas of the garden.

  Hellebore Cinderella

H. ‘Cinderella’ is an outstanding new variety with exceptional novelty. An abundance of multi-petalled flowers of white with speckled pink features are a highlight throughout the winter months when colour in the garden can be hard to find. A superb performer in containers, garden beds or planted on mass. A wise and rewarding choice for those shady areas.

  • Multi petalled flowers of white with speckled pink features.
  • Flowers with a unique dome shape.
  • Vigorous evergreen perennial with a tidy growth habit.
  Hellebore Molly's White

With delightful cup-shaped white blooms adorning this beautiful Hellebore throughout winter and early spring, 'Molly’s White' is destined to become an essential addition to any semi-shaded border or container. Beautiful green flushing and a dusky pink reverse to each petal make 'Molly’s White' a simple yet opulent statement plant that would be an unbeatable indoor specimen for up to three weeks during it’s extended flowering time. Upon planting outdoors it is a valuable, easy-care evergreen that will continue to delight well after the last blooms fade.

 • Beautiful white flowers with blush pink tones from winter to spring

• Long flowering period

• Vigorous evergreen perennial with a tidy growth habit

  Hellebore Penny's Pink

A vigorous grower with tidy plant habit. A heavy flowering variety with beautiful mid pink flowers from winter to spring. Easy to grow with minimal maintenance and frost hardy below 1ºc it can also withstand low water conditions making it ideal for planting under trees where few other plants can compete. Although a great shade solution - hellebores can also tolerate a good deal of sunlight also and so do not need to be restricted to shade gardens alone.

Many hellebores are grown from seed which can offer variations from one plant to another, H. Penny's Pink, however, is grown from tissue culture which guarantees that each and every plant will present consistent flower colour, habit and growth characteristics ensuring desired effects when mass planting or creating 'drifts' in landscape.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON HELLEBORES:

Hellebores are a classic garden favourite which reminds us that spring is just around the corner. Belonging to the large genus Helleborus, it is part of the larger buttercup family - Ranunculaceae they are native to regions of Europe and Asia.

They are perennials and largely evergreen with strong, leathery leaves which provides a steady foundation throughout the year for shade garden displays. Flowers which end the bleakness of winter early can be found in a host of colours ranging from apricot, yellows and greens through to soft and deep shades of pink, maroon and even deep, dark plums or slate greys and, of course, cream to crisp whites. In addition, petals may be spotted or picoteed (narrow band of colour on edge of petals) whilst others may feature double petals for a ruffled, romatic appearance.

  Hellebore Tutu
  • Flowers feature elegant, ruffled centres with pale pink, flecked petals.
  • Flowers from mid winter through to spring
  • Vigorous grower with tidy plant habit
  • Hardy evergreen foliage
  • Ideal for low light areas and winter colour
  • Easy to grow with minimal maintenance
  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 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 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.

  Rhodanthe Paper Cascade

red in Australia this charming cultivar belongs to the select group of wild flowers we commonly call ‘everlastings’. The delicate foliage is a grey-green with a mild chamomile perfume and forms a neat mound with a somewhat weeping appearance. A profusion of flowers is produced in spring beginning with pointed crimson buds which open into pretty, star shaped, white paper daisies. When in full flower it is one of the most spectacular native plants available for borders and other high profile positions in the garden.

The unique trailing habit of R. ‘Paper Cascade’ also makes it an excellent specimen in pots and hanging baskets.

  Rhodanthemum African Eyes

Fine, lacy foliage of silvery grey provides a decorative backdrop for masses of creamy white, daisy-like flowers throughout the warmer months. Foliage is evergreen providing year round interest. Ideal for mixed plantings in containers giving nice contrast to other green foliage plants.