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

  Ceratostigma Summer Sky

• A prolific display of loose, lacy heads of dainty, powder blue flowers throughout the warmer months.
• Foliage takes on autumn colours
• Hardy, easy to grow and frost hardy
• Tolerant of dry conditions once established

  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.

  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 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.

  Sedum Gold Blob
  • Golden coloured, fleshy foliage for year round interest.
  • Forms a cushion-like mound making a highly textural ground cover.
  • Low maintenance - fast and easy to grow.
  • Dry tolerant once established.
  Sedum Silver Blob

Sedums, commonly know as Stonecrops, are a versatile and low maintenance solution for filling small spaces in many garden situations. Great effects can be achieved where it can spill between rock crevices, over walls or other edges. Alternatively allow enough space to form a cushion-like mound as a highly textural ground cover.

  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

  Tulbaghia Starlet
  • Dwarf variety perfect for filling small or narrow spaces as well as tough for edging.
  • Very hardy, clump forming perennial with fine, grass-like foliage.
  • Long flowering, from spring to late summer.
  • Ideal for low water use gardens.