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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.
 

  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.

  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.

  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.

  Lavandula Sugarberry 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 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.

  Polygala LITTLE BIBI®

This exciting new Polygala introduction, offering excellent garden attributes, making it ideal for a wide range of conditions.

A naturally dwarf evergreen shrub with glaucous grey green leaves. It flowers heavily with its main flush in spring/summer, and continuously throughout the remainder of the year (depending on location and local conditions) with pretty mauve/purple pea like flowers.

Heat and frost hardy, this tough plant is ideal for a wide range of domestic and commercial landscapes.

  Tetratheca Fairy Bells Pink

Native to Australia this is a small, evergreen plant with a cottage garden quality.  Compact, lightly suckering and everflowering shrub producing masses of delicate mauve-pink pendent bell flowers.  The flowers also last well in a posy.