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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.

  Allium Pink Pepper
  • A prolific display of large globe-shaped, soft pink flowers from spring to summer.
  • Neat, mounding habit of strappy green foliage.
  • Easy to grow and ideal for small or narrow spaces.
  Carex Dusky Fountain
  • Very fine, cinnamon coloured foliage all year.
  • Forms an upright mound which falls at the ends for decorative ‘fountain’ effect.
  • Very tolerant of dry conditions.
  • Easy to grow and exceptionally hardy.
  • Ideal for water wise gardens.
  Convolvulus Two Moons

A new form of this universally popular ground cover often utilised for low maintenance areas or simply as an ornate filler in beds/borders. Predominantly white, funnel shaped blooms dotted with occasional lilac flowers creating an intriguing, dappled effect across the entire plant. Flowers are freely produced from late spring through to autumn. If sited accordingly, it will trail over rocks, embankments, retaining walls etc. Equally useful for covering bare patches in mixed borders or for container culture.

C . 'Two Moons' is ideal for 'no fuss' landscaping as well as those with limited space.

The genus Convolvulus encompases around two-hundred trailing perennials annuals, evergreen and deciduous shrubby plants. Most of these plants usually bear heart-shaped leaves and, in the summer, produce beautiful, funnel-shaped flowers. Convolvo means to entwine as most species found in this family are indeed twiners giving rise to their common name of Bindweeds. C. 'Two Moons', however, is far from a troublesome ground cover with a passive trailing habit that will not invade other garden specimens.

Another member of the family which makes a stunning planting partner for C. 'Two Moons' is C. 'Silvery Moon' (Convolvulus cneorum).This is a gorgeous bushy plant that boasts silvery, silky foliage. The white blossoms are larger than those of the ground covering 'Two Moons' and together they make an ideal display for year round interest and both are particularly dry tolerant once they become established.

  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.
  Escallonia Dark Pink HEDGE WITH AN EDGE®
  • Attractive, glossy, evergreen foliage which responds well to clipping.
  • Deep candy pink flowers over summer months.
  • An easy to grow and hardy shrub for both hedging and general garden use.
  Euphorbia Ascot Rainbow

Unique variegated foliage and flowers. Extreme tolerance to hot and dry conditions. Flowers from late winter through spring. Compact habit. Ornamental year round. Hardy without any special needs.
Golden foliage adds a lift to all garden designs and makes an outstanding backdrop for either hot or pastel themed plantings. Other dry tolerant plants which make attractive companions could include any blue/grey coloured succulents or Festuca grass. All members of the salvia family are suitable with colour choices ranging from pinks and reds through to purples and blues. If planted in front, other smaller growing euphorbias such as E. Craigieburn or E. Blackbird have deep, dark foliage that would complement as well as highlight the brightness of E. Ascot Rainbow. For those seeking more romantic combinations roses, irises, heliotrope, alliums and pelargoniums are just a few of many free flowering plants that would combine happily.

  Limonium Perezii Blue

Very hardy and outstanding perennial for water wise gardens. Tall clusters of tiny, deep mauve flowers are produced throughout much of the year.
Ornamental foliage is evergreen and forms an attractive, rounded mound.Can be mass planted for low maintenance areas or low, edging borders.

  Persicaria Red Dragon
  • Dramatic year round colour from foliage of deep plum with silvery V shaped markings.
  • Tough and easy to grow with a clumping habit, ideal for containers or a colourful infill in borders.
  • Tolerant of clay soils and wet areas.
  • Sprays of dainty white flowers over spring.
  Phlox Jagger
  • Clusters of lilac coloured flowers can completely blanket foliage when at peak display.
  • Fast and easy to grow.
  • Long flowering display beginning from mid spring through to autumn.
  • Tolerant of heat and humidity - mildew resistant.
  • Attracts pollinators.
  • Ideal for containers or general garden use
  Pulmonaria Diana Clare
  • A prolific display of violet blue and occasional magenta coloured flowers from late winter through spring.
  • Clump forming perennial with ornamental foliage of green sprayed with silver.
  • Easy to grow and ideal for containers or general garden use.
  Salvia Kisses & Wishes
  • Fuchsia-pink flowers keep on coming from summer to the end of autumn
  • Neat and compact form
  • Fast growing plant that responds well to tip-pruning
  • Tough and easy-care plant for all Australian gardens
  • Attractive to bees and butterflies
  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.
• 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