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  • Buddleja
    • salviifolia   CAG00789
      Height4m
      Width3m
      Flowering SeasonWi / Sp
      WaterM
      LightSun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      An attractive evergreen shrub. A quick grower with highly appealing arrow shaped, sage green, silver backed leaves paired along stiff, erect woody stems. Short, branching spikes of tightly packed, tubular, smoky lavender flowers are produced in abundance during spring.
      Prune as required after flowering.
      Butterfly attracting.

      An excellent Buddleja most valued for it's winter flowering season.

  • Cosmos
    • diversifolius   CAG00185
      Height45cm
      Width3m
      Flowering SeasonAu - Sp
      WaterM
      LightSun - L. Sh.
      Cosmos diversifolius
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      An exceptionally vigorous winter flowering groundcover of Mexican origin whose soft pink daisy-like flowers and flowing mounds of lush, lacy foliage make for choice filler between warm season shrubs, particularly Roses, where it will appreciate the offered shelter during summer and mask any awkwardity in their off season, when it shines.

      Easily grown in any reasonably drained soil. Not drought tolerant but not a high water user either as it is at a low ebb during the heat, though I suspect in more humid regions it would romp year round but maybe not else it should be more commonly encountered. Cut back hard in spring or as needed and the shallow rooted stems are easily removed by hand. Somewhat frost tolerant but probably not great in the coldest areas.

  • Crotalaria
    • semperflorens   CAG00795
      Height4m
      Width2m
      Flowering SeasonWinter
      WaterM
      LightSun
      Crotalaria semperflorens
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      An ultra fast growing, tree-like, leguminous shrub with large, softly hairy, elliptical leaves bearing dense spikes of sweetly perfumed, bright yellow, 3cm, pea-like flowers in early winter, which are followed by large inflated seed pods that explode loudly during warm spring days.

      Reaches full size of 3-4m within 2 years, with an expected lifespan of 3-4 years.

      Self seeds freely, which is handy as you look forward to it's spectacular display each year.

      Must be planted as a seedling. Seedling stage lasts only a few weeks so is rarely offered.

  • Dendrobium
    • x delicatum   CAG01387
      Height40cm
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonWinter
      WaterM - L
      LightLight Shade
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      An easy to grow Australian orchid bearing an abundance of long lasting, dainty, creamy white, five petalled flowers held in short spikes on the end of long succulent canes each topped with three or four, leathery, elliptic leaves.

      This clone has very long, radiating canes and mature specimens can easily exceed one metre in diameter.

      Ideal for a hanging basket filled with orchid bark (composted pine bark) or any other very coarse medium or else attach to a rough barked tree or convenient garden boulder.

      Keeping the roots constantly moist will ensure failure, it is imperative you allow the roots to dry out between watering and water less in cooler weather. Protection from desiccating wind and midday sun is beneficial otherwise treat it like your cacti.

  • Hibiscus
    • radiatus   CAG00942
      Height1.5m
      Width1.5m
      Flowering SeasonAu - Wi
      WaterM - H
      LightSun
      Hibiscus radiatus
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A sprawling shrub from southern Asia with deeply dissected, palmate leaves that take on red tints during winter when the velvety, dark throated, deep wine, hibiscus flowers appear. Delicious!
      Each flower shrivels by afternoon but this is of little concern as there are typically an abundance to take its place next day. More important are the seed pods covered in irritant hairs and best handled only with gloves.

      Requires regular summer water and is sensitive to heavy frosts, shortcomings easily overlooked once seen in bloom and in light of its valuable flowering period.

      Prune only to active new basal growth when the weather is congenially warm.

  • Iris
    • unguicularis   CAG01369

      (Winter Iris, Algerian Iris) syn. I. stylosa
      Height30cm
      Width60cm
      Flowering SeasonWinter
      WaterL
      LightSun - Shade
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A garden stalwart from long before strappy was vogue and to which few fashionistas can ever measure up. Long, strappy, dark green leaves form dense, draping clumps are crowded with sweetly scented, simple, Iris blooms of pale lavender-blue during winter's depths.

      Native to much of the south and eastern Mediterranean. Plant and forget just about anywhere for a lifetime of escalating joy. Summer irrigation optional. Tolerant of even deep shade, though flowering will be diminished and foliage can reach exaggerated lengths in an effort to gather more light.

      A classic solution for the winter damp, summer scorched, south side of the house where a mass planting can be arrestingly restful to the eye and back.

    • unguicularis ‘Kilbroney Marble’   CAG02737

      (Winter Iris, Algerian Iris)
      Height30cm
      Width60cm
      Flowering SeasonWinter
      WaterL
      LightSun - L. Sh.
      Iris unguicularis ‘Kilbroney Marble’
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A lovely variety introduced by the legendary Slieve Donard Nursery, County Down, Ireland. The soft blue-mauve, typical Iris shaped flowers, white throated, with prominent yellow signals, are irregularly streaked with radial splashes of rich purple and are borne throughout winter in great profusion amongst the trailing, grass-like leaves.

      Vigorous, super tough and very floriferous the large clumps are ideal for lining drives and broad paths or filling tough dry areas under trees or the south side of buildings.

    • unguicularis ‘Mia’   CAG01460

      (Winter Iris, Algerian Iris)
      Height40cm
      Width50cm
      Flowering SeasonWinter
      WaterL
      LightSun - L. Sh.
      Iris unguicularis ‘Mia’
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      A choice cultivar selected by David Glenn at Lambley Nursery notable for its shorter more upright foliage that better reveals clear lavender blooms for an extended period over winter. Forms permanent compact clumps of dark green, strappy foliage in sun or light shade.

      For any reasonably well drained soil, summer irrigation optional.

      All the Winter Iris are excellent candidates for that miserable strip against the south side of the house were it is too shaded in winter and too sunny in summer for lesser plants.

  • Tagetes
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