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  • Gilia
  • Agastache
    • foeniculum   CAG01835

      (Anise hyssop, Licorice mint)
      Height1.2m
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonSu - Au
      WaterM
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A vigorous, clumping, Winter dormant perennial. Strong, square, stiffly erect stems, bear pairs of dark green, softly textured, sharply toothed, broadly lance shaped leaves which are strongly scented of licorice. All Summer and Autumn fat spikes of purple, tubular flowers are borne in great profusion to the delight of many nectar feeding insects.

      Cut to the ground in Autumn or enjoy the seed heads over Winter.

      Great for the tall border, or the back of a shorter one, perhaps with Salvia azurea and Monarda fistulosa.
      The fast growing mounds of leaves in Spring are alone, enough to make it worthy of garden space.

    • foeniculum ‘Aurea’   CAG01738
      Height1m
      Width80cm
      Flowering SeasonSu - Au
      WaterM
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      Not quite as vigorous as the species the chartreuse coloured leaves of this variety make it all the more valuable as a foliage plant.

      Try a few in a bed of Delphinium ‘Blue Butterfly’ and Nepeta subsessilis for cool effect, add a backdrop of Humulus lupulus ‘Aureus’ (Golden hop) and Ipomoea ‘Scarlett O'Hara’ for a little more oomph.

  • Ageratum
    • houstonianum Perennial   CAG00079

      (Perennial Ageratum, Floss flower)
      Height1m
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonAll
      WaterM
      LightSun
      Ageratum houstonianum Perennial
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A robust perennial form of the common bedding annual Floss flower from Mexico and grown in Australia for many years, its origins lost in the mists of time. Forms a stiff shrub clothed in softly haired, triangular, mid green leaves, cupping in a dryer atmosphere. Tight clusters of light blue, pompom-like flowers are produced throughout the year on long stems, making it perfect for picking and very popular in the florist trade.

      Dead head and prune regularly when in active growth, never to dead wood, to promote flowering.

      Starts riots in the butterfly world, particular among Monarchs and Lesser Wanderers who find it irresistible.

      Clay soil is unacceptable, otherwise easily grown in rich well irrigated soil. Will suffer in all but the mildest frosts.

  • Asclepias
    • curassavica   CAG00719

      (Mexican butterfly weed, Blood flower)
      Height1m
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterM - L
      LightSun
      Asclepias curassavica
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A butterfly attracting, hardy, upright, evergreen sub-shrub from South America. Small, deep orange, and yellow flowers, are borne from spring through to autumn, in flat clusters, atop the vertical, red tinted stems, clothed in alternating pairs, of narrow, lance shaped leaves. These are followed by erect, bean-like seed pods, filled with tufts, of silky fibres, to which the seeds are attached.
      A cheery plant for tucking into odd spots here and there, which it should do itself, by seeding.
      Removal of dead stems is all the maintenance necessary.

      Broken parts produce a toxic, milky sap, hence the common name of milkweed. Don't let this prevent you from growing such rewarding, easy care plants.

      In the nursery we value our Asclepias as they play host to Yellow Aphids and their complimentary predators, Lacewings, Aphidius wasps and several species of Ladybird. They are also the larval food plant of the Monarch, and Lesser wanderer butterflies. We sell the plants with caterpillars, aphids and predators in attendance. Excess aphids are easily smooshed with fingers or all can be nuked with a shot of pyrethrum to the detriment of both your garden and karma.

    • curassavica ‘Silky Gold’   CAG01287

      (Mexican butterfly weed)
      Height1m
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterM - L
      LightSun
      Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A butterfly attracting, hardy, upright, evergreen sub-shrub from South America. Small, golden yellow flowers, are borne from spring through to autumn, in flat clusters, atop the vertical stems, clothed in alternating pairs, of narrow, lance shaped leaves. These are followed by erect, bean-like seed pods, filled with tufts, of silky fibres, to which the seeds are attached.
      A cheery plant for tucking into odd spots here and there, which it should do itself, by seeding.
      Removal of dead stems is all the maintenance necessary.

      Broken parts produce a toxic, milky sap, hence the common name of milkweed. Don't let this prevent you from growing such rewarding, easy care plants.

      In the nursery we value our Asclepias as they play host to Yellow Aphids and their complimentary predators, Lacewings, Aphidius wasps and several species of Ladybird. They are also the larval food plant of the Monarch, and Lesser wanderer butterflies. We sell the plants with caterpillars, aphids and predators in attendance. Excess aphids are easily smooshed with fingers or all can be nuked with a shot of pyrethrum to the detriment of both your garden and karma.

  • Buddleja
    • davidii ‘Black Knight’   CAG00141
      Height3m
      Width2m
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterM - L
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A hardy, quick growing, evergreen, butterfly attracting shrub, with pairs of white backed, lance shaped leaves clothing the woody stems. Dense, conical sprays of small, tubular, four petalled flowers of the deepest blue purple.
      Trim lightly after each flush of flowers or it can be pruned back to ground level while in active growth to encourage vigorous new basal shoots.

      One of the choicer cultivars.

    • davidii ‘Harlequin’   CAG03027
      Height3m
      Width2m
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterM
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A sport of B. ‘Royal Red’ with variegated leaves irregularly margined in pale cream. As you might expect a little shelter from midday summer sun may be necessary to prevent scorch of variegated parts but otherwise it is almost as overtly vigorous as it progenitor, quickly forming a dense shrub with greyish lance shaped leaves and fat panicles of tiny ruby coloured flowers that are attractive to butterflies.

      For when a little more pop is desired.
      Remove any all green branches to curb their domination over the less photosynthetic.

      Easily grown in any reasonably drained soil with regular summer water.

    • davidii ‘Royal Red’   CAG00143
      Height3m
      Width2m
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterM - L
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A hardy, quick growing, evergreen, butterfly attracting shrub, with pairs of white backed, lance shaped leaves clothing the woody stems. Dense, conical sprays of small, tubular, four petalled flowers of an unusual wine red shade.

      Trim lightly after each flush of flowers or it can be pruned back to ground level while in active growth to encourage vigorous new basal shoots.

      As close to red as a Buddleja gets. One of my favourites.

    • davidii White   CAG00144
      Height3m
      Width2m
      Flowering SeasonSp - Au
      WaterM - L
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A hardy, quick growing, evergreen, butterfly attracting shrub, with pairs of white backed, lance shaped leaves clothing the woody stems. Dense, conical sprays of small, tubular, four petalled white flowers.
      Trim lightly after each flush of flowers or it can be pruned back to ground level while in active growth to encourage vigorous new basal shoots.

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