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  • Artemisia
    • abrotanum   CAG02981

      (Southernwood, Lad's love)
      Height90cm
      Width50cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A stiff mounding shrub with lacy, grey-green leaves surrounding reddish stems. Upright when young becoming denser and shrubbier with annual pruning to remove the wand-like stems of pale sulphur, button-like flowers which offer little interest other than than seasonally pleasing vertical accent. Found wild through much of southern Europe and the Mediterranean.

      Quite dark in active growth during the cooler months, greyer in summer, it can make a stunning counterpoint to silver leaved plants and offers potential for clipping into fuzzy balls, low informal hedges or parterre.

      Perfectly hardy to heat, drought and frost in any well drained soil with maximum sun. Too much shade, moisture or rich soil turns it into a pointless green thing.

      Might actually be A. camphorata if such a thing exists.

    • absinthium ‘Lambrook Silver’   CAG01478
      Height30cm
      Width45cm
      Flowering SeasonSummer
      WaterL
      LightSun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A first class perennial from the garden of Marjorie Fish, forming a clump of lacy, gently arching, silver leaves. A valuable component of any designers palette of high impact plants, providing sufficient interest and contrast without visual competition. Panicles of pale yellow, button-like flowers are borne in summer, after which a quick cut to ground can restore order, if desired, or else wait until winter when it is semi-deciduous.

      Lower growing and more refined than the species which is found throughout Europe, western Asia and northern Africa.
      More graceful and less spreading than A. ‘Powis Castle’ but almost as indestructible and seems to be more clay tolerant. Easily grown in any well drained, sunny, lean soil. Likely to be short lived in areas with high summer humidity, a lifer everywhere else.

      Also the defining constituent of Absinthe.

    • arborescens   CAG00857

      (Tree wormwood)
      Height1.5m
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightSun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      An upright shrub from the Mediterranean, of irrefutable hardiness, with soft, finely dissected, silver leaves, its fluid texture sets it apart from other silver shrubs allowing for more liberal use, even by gardeners dainty of heart. As a background foil or informal hedge it is hard to beat and was once used often on fence lines to separate garden from landscape, a duty it will fulfill for decades with utter neglect but a little judicious annual pruning yields a plant of far higher calibre, at home in the most well manicured urban designs. It should be common place in carparks.

      Indestructible in any well drained sunny soil, summer irrigation is irrelevant.

      Panicles of insignificant flowers are borne in spring.

  • Cistus
    • creticus   CAG01562

      (Hoary rock rose)
      Height1m
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A dome-like shrub of stiffly upright stems clothed in small, crinkly grey edged, broadly lance shaped leaves and bearing 5cm soft pink five petalled flowers that appear to be in need of a good ironing.

      Texturally very different to more laterally branched varieties of Cistus and with a more rigid feel that contrasts well with the softness of many mediterranean furries.

      From the eastern Mediterranean and easily grown in any well drained sunny soil, probably best to avoid summer irrigation but a drink or two in spring and autumn may be appreciated.

    • crispus   CAG00846
      Height40cm
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A ground hugger densely clothed with elliptical, grey-green, velvety leaves and smothering in cerise coloured flowers with five lightly creped petals. From the south western Mediterranean basin.

      An extremely useful growth habit with a more solid and definitive form than the similarly scaled C. x skanbergii. Plant with other low growing quintessential Mediterraneans, Nepeta, Origanum, Lavandula, Ballota, Santolina for a stunning and indulgently texture rich garden, you could even add other Cistus, especially C. creticus with its similar flowers but distinctly different growth.

      For any well drained sunny soil, summer irrigation optional.

  • Echium
  • Euphorbia
    • lambii   CAG02356
      Height3m
      Width1.5m
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterL
      LightSun - L. Sh.
      Euphorbia lambii
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A sculptural tree like shrub from the Canary Islands forming a domed crown of blue-green, bluntly lance shaped leaves held in moppy rosettes atop smooth bare branches. In spring the rounded heads of long lasting lime green bracts contrast and further defy convention.

      Appreciating a little shade its unique character can be used as a feature silhouetted against a wall or the trunk of a large Eucalypt, else plant it by a path to be walked under and admired in maturity. Under plant with low growing, dry loving plants of choice, maybe Cyclamen or even other Euphorbia for a study in green or for a larger scale a few clumps of Agave attenuata mirroring its rosetted foliage.

      Easily grown in any reasonably well drained soil.

      As with any plant grown for tree like form, trunk or caudex, starting with a young seed raised plant is essential. Cutting grown plants make very nice rounded shrubs but will never develop the desired characteristic.

  • Pavonia
    • hastata   CAG01083
      Height1.2m
      Width1.2m
      Flowering SeasonSp / Au
      WaterL
      LightSun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      Small, pale pink, dark throated, hibiscus flowers are profusely borne on a mound forming, open shrub bearing small, arrow shaped, dark green, toothed leaves.

      From central South America and questionably native to the east coast of Australia, it is dependably hardy in any soil with a hint of summer moisture and where it typically self sows.

      Occasionally encountered flowering and flourishing in gardens of older areas long after the other plants have succumbed to the rigours of summer or time.

      Cut back hard when necessary and while making active basal growth.

      Quick and easy.

  • Salvia

    (Sage)
    Lamiaceae

    A genus whose popularity has risen exponentially in recent times. Offering a diverse range of form and colour there is a Salvia for nearly every garden situation with more and more being discovered and described all the time. The count now stands somewhere in excess of 1000, including subspecies, according to The Plant List. They are found on every continent except Antarctica.

    From a gardeners perspective they can not all be treated the same, they come from many different climates after all, but as a rule of thumb can be grouped into winter rainfall and summer rainfall species and with few exceptions they all prefer well drained soil.

    Soft leaved species from Central and South America are usually autumn and winter flowering. Coming from summer rainfall areas they typically need protection from dry heat and the accompanying high light intensity and they vary in their tolerance of winter damp. As with most plants the larger the leaves the more water they require, this also dictates how fast they grow with many growing several metres in a single season.

    Species from south western North America, South Africa, the Mediterranean and the Canary Islands are all winter growers and are tolerant or demanding of dry heat and summer drought. Slower growing but usually longer lived these all tend to have small, densely haired, silver or grey leaves or a combination of these traits which help them conserve moisture. Most of these require no additional water in Perth and are well adapted to our climate. They tend tend to flower from spring into summer.


    Prune back to where vigorous new basal growth is seen, never to dead wood, they appear to store little food in their stems and without leaves stand a chance of starving to death or at least struggle to regenerate. The exception is those few that are tuberous or clump forming, these can be cut to ground level once the stems start dying back in late autumn.
    • chiapensis   CAG01003
      Height60cm
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonAll
      WaterM
      LightLight Shade
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      An evergreen, shrubby perennial from Mexico. Many flowered, long, slender, arching wands of small, bright magenta pink, tubular, lipped flowers are held over glossy, green, oval shaped leaves.
      Extremely floriferous and with good ornamental foliage, this is magnificent plant for any protected position with some shade, where it will lend a lush tropical look.
      It's somewhat lax habit makes it ideal for the foot of larger plants or the top of retaining walls.

  • Weigela
    • ‘Looymansii Aurea’   CAG00668
      Height2m
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterM - H
      LightLight Shade
      Weigela ‘Looymansii Aurea’
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      Simply sumptuous chartreuse leaves on a quick growing deciduous shrub, a little wayward of growth which adds to the appeal, as too do the clusters of trumpet shaped, bright pink flowers that are borne in spring. The foliage is a little sun tender so light shade is recommended in all but the coolest regions but it is otherwise easy of culture with protection and adequate summer moisture.

      Undoubtedly one of the very best foliage shrubs for shade, a splendid companion for Rhododendron though they tend to look a little sombre in comparison.

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