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  Dianthus Bright Eyes

Offering nothing short of outstanding garden performance, 'Bright Eyes' hails from decades of specialised dianthus breeding. As part of the Scent First Collection, this variety delivers everything we love about 'garden pinks', including fantastic colour and fragrance but with the real bonus of long term garden results. By adding 'Bright Eyes' to your garden you will be creating impressive garden displays with minimal effort. Whilst it rewards you with gorgeous colour and whimsical perfume, it will also thrive under a wide range of garden conditions.

  Dianthus Coconut Sundae

Beautifully fragrant, more commonly known as 'Garden Pinks'.  Unlike traditional tall carnation varieties (to which they are related) which are used for cut flowers, these charming plants produce smaller blooms on shorter stems that hover just above the foliage and therefore require no staking. They also will repeat bloom, producing a profusion of double flowers throughout their peak period for an eye-catching and perfumed display.
Fast to establish in a sunny spot with well draining soil they are quite dry tolerant preferring dry rather than 'wet feet'. For most prolific flowering, however, regular deep watering should be given during extended dry periods.
Currently available in the SUNDAE range are three varieties:
D. 'Coconut Sundae' - beautiful crisp white petals with vibrant red centre
D. 'Raspberry Sundae' - blush pink blooms with deep maroon centre
D. 'Cherry Sundae' - mid pink blooms with cherry red centre

  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 Passion

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.

  Dianthus Rebekah
  • Beautifully fragrant and easy to grow. 
  • Reliable garden or container performance tolerating dry or difficult conditions well.
  • Flowers appear on short stems for a lengthy display in autumn and spring.
  Dianthus Sugar Plum

Beautifully fragrant this easy to grow and hardy perennial is more commonly known as 'garden pinks'. A compact form with  mid pink, frilled flowers highlighted with cherry central markings appear during autumn and spring. Buds are also an attractive plum colour.

  DREAMERIA® Dreamboat
  • Masses of globe-shaped blooms with main flush during spring.
  • Variety of eye-catching vivid flower colours.
  • Tight mound of ornamental foliage.
  • Dry tolerant once established.
  • Frost tolerant.
  • Wind tolerant and suitable to coastal areas.
  DREAMERIA® Dreamland
  • Masses of globe-shaped blooms with main flush during spring.
  • Variety of eye-catching vivid flower colours.
  • Tight mound of ornamental foliage.
  • Dry tolerant once established.
  • Frost tolerant.
  • Wind tolerant and suitable to coastal areas.
  DREAMERIA® Sweet Dreams
  • Masses of globe-shaped blooms with main flush during spring.
  • Variety of eye-catching vivid flower colours.
  • Tight mound of ornamental foliage.
  • Dry tolerant once established.
  • Frost tolerant.
  • Wind tolerant and suitable to coastal areas.
  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 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. 
2.  L. ‘Sugarberry’ PBR - mauve/pink shade
3.  L. ‘Blueberry’ PBR - clear mid purple

5.  L. 'Strawberry' PBR - ruffled soft pink
6.  L. 'Sweetberry' PBR - musky pink

  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 Ghostly Princess
  • Striking silver foliage complimented with aromatic, pink flower heads.
  • Neat, compact habit.
  • Low maintenance, dry tolerant and easy to grow.
  • Main flowering flush from late winter through to spring.
  Lavandula Plumberry Ruffles

The Lavender Ruffles Collection was purpose bred in Australia to suit Australian conditions. With their prolific flowering, stunning range of colours and large wing presentation, they quickly won favour with Australian gardeners and have been popular across the country for many years. Members of the Ruffles Collection also have the added benefit of a compact, mounded habit and improved disease resistance. The collection was ultimately named after the unique 'ruffled' edges of its flower 'wings'.

  • Plum inflorescences with lovely ruffled bracts
  • Flowers held neatly above the foliage
  • Beautiful grey-green foliage
  • Long flowering - repeat blooms from late winter through to autumn
  Lavandula Purpleberry Ruffles

The Lavender Ruffles Collection was purpose bred in Australia to suit Australian conditions. With their prolific flowering, stunning range of colours and large wing presentation, they quickly won favour with Australian gardeners and have been popular across the country for many years. Members of the Ruffles Collection also have the added benefit of a compact, mounded habit and improved disease resistance. The collection was ultimately named after the unique 'ruffled' edges of its flower 'wings'.

  • Very dark violet inflorescences with lovely ruffled bracts
  • Flowers held neatly above the foliage
  • Beautiful grey-green foliage
  • Long flowering - repeat blooms from late winter through to autumn
  Lavandula The Princess Lavender
  • Early flowering, fragrant lavender
  • Bred in Australia and selected for its large, vibrant, dark pink flowers
  • Lengthy flowering season - main flowering flush begins in spring but also free flowering throughout the autumn and winter months.
  • Neat, compact habit with aromatic foliage
  • Flowers last well for floral arrangements
  • Hardy and easy to grow without any special needs
  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

  Lychnis Passion

An easy to grow perennial offering a spectacular display of large, vivid magenta double flowers during the warmer months. The low clumping  foliage is ornamental making a terrific 'filler' for small spaces and can be used to particularly good effect as an edging plant for paths and paved surfaces. In a bed or border try planting a drift of 2-3 plants for real feature value. Also makes an eye-catching container specimen.

  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 Starburst
  • Very hardy, clump forming perennial with broad grass-like foliage.
  • Long flowering from spring through to late summer.
  • Lilac, star shaped flowers provide a prolific display.
  • Ideal for low water use gardens.