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  • Gazania
  • Hemerocallis

    (Daylilies)
    Xanthorrhoeaceae

    One of the worlds most popular garden plants, especially in the U.S. They are care free clump forming perennials with large beautiful flowers in a wide range of colours held over neat grass-like foliage. They are sensationally tough and are happy in just about any soil and climate found in Australia. They are also completely edible and in their native China are commonly consumed.

    We originally started growing and selling Daylilies in the eighties at one point having thousands of varieties and tens of thousands of plants in full production. They have large fleshy roots and are poorly suited to pot culture and so are traditionally sold bare rooted and establish very easily. While there was interest from the landscaping trade, some mass plantings can still be seen around Perth decades later, most gardeners in W.A. are conditioned to buying flowering plants in pots.

    We no longer maintain vast quantities nor keep up with the latest breeding developments, new varieties cost many hundreds of dollars. Instead we focus on choice varieties of outstanding garden merit. Many of these varieties are "old" and no longer popular and have almost ceased to exist. As with many plants modern breeding offers a fantastic array of flower colours and forms but there seems to be little regard to grace, habit and overall garden worthiness and most lack the elegance and charm of old favourites, tried and true.

    Daylilies do survive drought very well but will perform very poorly under such conditions and in our climate are perhaps not the most suitable plant for mass plantings but a large clump or two is easy enough to throw an occasional bucket of water on and will enrich any garden.
    • ‘Tiny Pumpkin’   CAG00411
      Height45cm
      Width30cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterM
      LightSun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      An elegant and charming old variety. Aptly named with miniature, rounded blooms of pumpkin-apricot, held on relatively tall and slender stems that emerge from fans of proportionally slim, light green leaves. Very floriferous.

      Evergreen. Diploid.

  • Iris
  • Oxalis
  • Alstroemeria
    • ‘Peach Melba’   CAG00924
      Height80cm
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonAll
      WaterM
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      An evergreen, clumping perennial. Throughout the warmer months tall stems bear, yellowy, apricotty, pink (hard to describe), funnel shaped flowers, with brown flecks on the yellow bases of the upper petals.
      As they brown, spent stems can be removed by pulling.
      Plant in well drained soil, feed well.
      Superb cut flower.

  • Erysimum

    (Wallflower)
    Brassicaceae

    • ‘Apricot Twist’   CAG01559
      Height30cm
      Width30cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A small grower with clusters of bright marmalade, four petalled flowers which are borne profusely from rosettes of narrow, toothed leaves, forming a loose shrub. Stunning, offset with rich toned purples or blues for saturated splendour.

      For any well drained, very sunny soil, the leaner the better with too rich a soil diminishing flowering. Can get a little shaggy at times and can then be cut back hard when new basal growth is seen.

  • Kniphofia

    (Red hot poker, Torch Lily)
    Xanthorrhoeaceae

    Stunning plants with flower heads almost always of strong vertical form and in uncommon colourings. A staple of the garden design palette they are versatile and dependable in well drained soil, either in mass plantings, perhaps in an array of colours, and exceptional when combined with other flowers of simple form eg. Achillea, Echinops. At their best when sited so later season performers obscure their grass-like foliage which can become untidy after flowering and tending to burn in too dry heat.

    Though wild plants are predominantly from seasonally moist habitats in the summer rainfall regions of southern Africa they do survive periods of dryness well thanks to a fleshy root system but they will, with some exception, require a degree of summer moisture to perform and flower in our climate.
    • ‘Apricot Nectar’   CAG01070
      Height75cm
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonSp / Au
      WaterM
      LightFull Sun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A clumping, evergreen perennial. Clumping rosettes of channeled, mid green, succulent, grass-like, arching leaves. In spring, densely packed spikes of pendant, tubular, apricot coloured flowers that surround the slender, erect stems are produced. Splendid architectural accent plants. Loved by nectar feeding birds. Bred in Australia by David Glen of Lambley Nursery.

  • Mimulus

    (Monkey flowers)
    Scrophulariaceae

    • aurantiacus   CAG00482

      (Sticky monkey flower) syn. Diplacus aurantiacus
      Height60cm
      Width60cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightSun - L. Sh.
      Mimulus aurantiacus
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A sensational and drought tolerant shrubby perennial from southern California. Pairs of slightly sticky dark green leaves clothe the soft scrambling stems and are joined in spring and summer by a endless profusion of widely flared, pale apricot, trumpet shaped flowers.

      During the heat and dry conditions of summer the leaves slowly roll up to conserve moisture, to the gardener uninitiated in the ways of drought tolerant plants this would seem to demand a good watering but such action will sooner or later lead to the untimely demise of this beautiful plant.

      Quick growing and happy in any soil with at least reasonable drainage.

      At their happiest with light summer shade where the flowering period is greatly extended.

      Perfect for planting beneath unirrigated roses for a world of unique colour combinations.

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