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  • Cyrtanthus
    • brachyscyphus   CAG00880

      (Dobo lily)
      Cyrtanthus brachyscyphus
      $12.00earn 60 points

      Clusters of tubular, coral coloured flowers serenely nod on smooth stems over loose clumps of arching, strappy leaves from semi exposed fleshy bulbs. One of the finest pot specimens, without need of frequent repotting, or scatter clumps through low ground cover, Viola hederacea or Glechoma hederacea would fit the bill, in sheltered sites for uncluttered elegance yet spring panache.

      From the eastern Cape of South Africa and easily grown in any none too heavy soil with regular summer water, though a dry period won't kill it, where it may even gently self sow. Mostly evergreen in Perth but likely to be winter deciduous in areas much colder.

    • elatus ‘Delicatus’   CAG00194
      Cyrtanthus elatus ‘Delicatus’
      $12.00earn 60 points

      A selected pink form of the well known and scarlet flowered C. elatus and just as easily grown. An evergreen, South African bulb, excellent as a cut flower or pot subject to be brought indoors at flowering time. Stout stems bearing large, mid pink, open, trumpet shaped flowers sporadically appear throughout the warmer months from quickly clumping, strappy, leathery leaves.

      Happy with short periods of dryness but better with regular water to imitate its natural habitat of stream sides and moist slopes. Good drainage is of course essential as is a little shelter from scorching summer sun, though too much shade will affect flowering.

  • Oxalis

    (Wood sorrel)

    A globally distributed genus with as many different growth habits as there are habitats.

    Cormous species from winter rainfall regions of southern Africa are of most relevance to Perth gardens, being hardy and colourful while requiring no summer water. Well suited to massed display and accepting of pots unlike most geophytes. Many too flower in autumn and winter when blooms can be scarce.
  • Pinellia
  • Agave
  • Collinsia
    • heterophylla   CAG02464

      (Chinese houses)

      A Californian annual of remarkable and unusual beauty. Whorls of bi-tone, purple and white, lupin-like flowers are tiered on slender stems, narrowing towards the top, pagoda style. They are borne in great abundance on delicate plants with small triangular leaves.

      One of the few winter annuals that prefers a lightly shaded position, where they will flower longest, though they grow happily in full sun as well.

      Scratch into bare, well drained soil in autumn or early winter where they should self sow the following year.

      Excellent in a pot, especially when combined with other Californian annuals.

      Each pack contains, at the bare minimum, 50+ seeds.

  • Crassula
    • ovata ‘Undulata’   CAG02831

      A quite distinct form with wavy, glaucous leaves and more sedate growth than most, forming a squat, fat stemmed shrub that becomes increasingly attractive with age. A succulent bonsai perfect that funky pot. From the Eastern Cape, South Africa.

      Seems shy to flower, I don't ever recall seeing it, expect clusters of pale pink stars reminiscent of Daphne.

      Very easily grown in any well drained soil with some protection from midday summer sun, frost and with an occasional watering.

  • Dendrobium
    • x delicatum   CAG01387

      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.

  • Drimiopsis
    • maculata   CAG02428

      (African hosta, Leopard plant)
      Drimiopsis maculata

      A most resilient and dependable pot plant able to thrive for a lifetime on little more than neglect. From forests in south eastern Africa it is ideally at home with a dryer winter rest and moist humid shade during its summer growing season where its glossily handsome, dark spotted, broadly lance shaped leaves will be at their most luxuriant and against which the conical flower spikes in white and green make a reserved display. The green bulbs which crowd the soil surface, fascinating during winter in cooler areas where it is deciduous, store food and water to help it through lean times and it is often encountered unattractively tucked away in the back of collections while attention is lavished on more challenging and oft less attractive subjects.

      Good drainage is preferred and while I think it easier to make happy in a pot it can be a lovely groundcover in miserable shade, with or without root competition, where the frequency of summer irrigation will dictate its luxuriance.

  • Dudleya


    Clump forming rosetted succulents from south western North America.

    They have a low tolerance for summer humidity and are even less tolerant of summer rainfall / irrigation. Excellent drainage is essential and water should never be allowed to collect in the crown of the plants for too long, for this reason they are often grown on their side as commonly found in the wild.

    Best suited to a western climate they make excellent garden plants in the south west and are ideal candidates for pots that don't need watering over summer. On the east coast overhead protection from rain and particular attention to over watering is most likely required. Many are cliff dwellers and these are happiest in light shade or bright indirect light, morning sun is suitable but in full sun they are far less attractive.

    The majority of species are also covered in a white, powdery, water repellent wax which is easily removed by excessive handling making them not only less appealing but also more prone to rotting.
    • cymosa   CAG02287

      Dudleya cymosa

      A clump forming Californian succulent with rosettes of pointed, finger width, white powdered, rose tinted, glaucous leaves. Clusters of upright, rich orange, bell-like flowers are held aloft on short powdered stems in the spring.

      Probably best in a pot unless your fortunate enough to garden in water repellent sand or in dry soil under trees.

      Summer water is best avoided and excellent drainage is essential.

      An excellent frost and drought tolerant alternative to Echeveria.

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