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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.

  • 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.
  • Aloe
  • Asclepias
    • curassavica   CAG00719

      (Mexican butterfly weed, Blood flower)
      Asclepias curassavica

      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.

  • Crocosmia
    • x crocosmiiflora ‘Emily McKenzie’   CAG00189

      A tough cormous evergreen perennial for light shade. Fans of tall, strappy, sword-like, bronze green foliage, with pale red stems, arise from clusters of Gladioli-like corms. It bears in late summer spikes of large orange starry, lily-like flowers with mahogany markings.
      A splendid and unusual perennial, a must for any keen gardener, quickly clumping.

      All crocosmias are wonderful plants and deserve to be more widely grown. They are particularly valued for their bright flowers that appear before the autumn flowers start and when many of the summer flowers are taking a bit of break.

  • Dimorphotheca
    • sinuata   CAG02862

      (African daisy)

      An easy to grow, very showy, winter annual from our geographically disparate climate cousin Namaqualand. Dark eyed, soft orange to apricot daisy flowers are copiously produced above leafy clumps of light silvery green, narrowly lobed leaves.

      Well adapted to poor sandy soil but happy in anything that is not too wet. In autumn or early winter scratch in or lightly cover seeds where they are to grow in as sunny position as possible and where they will hopefully reseed for coming years. Add an Ostrich or an Oryx or two for extra realism.

      Each pack contains 50+ seeds.

  • Erysimum


    • ‘Apricot Twist’   CAG01559

      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.

  • Eschscholzia
  • Gaillardia
    • x grandiflora ‘Matthew Dyson’   CAG01443
      Gaillardia x grandiflora ‘Matthew Dyson’

      A glorious perennial cultivar found by us many moons ago amongst a batch of seedlings.
      The marmalade blooms, daisy-like with pinked petals (technically ray florets), vary in their shade of citrus through the year, from glowing tangerine in spring and autumn, fading to buff lemon over summer and always paling toward the rim. Abundant in bloom like all Gaillardia, and just as tolerant of heat and drought, the flowers hover over a weed suppressing blanket of silvery green leaves.

      Self seeds gently, mostly coming true with a few of the typical red and yellow.

      Cut back to the new basal growth as it emerges in winter or spring to maintain a semblance of tidiness.

      Best in well drained soils or sand, Gaillardia struggle in compacted, damp clay.

  • Geum
    • ‘Borisii’   CAG00263
      Geum ‘Borisii’

      A clump forming perennial, with a rosette of softly hairy, pinnate leaves. In Spring and Summer, bright orange, anemone-like flowers, are borne on thin stems. One of the few brightly coloured flowers for shade.
      Attractive foliage goes well with violets and primulas.
      Well drained soil.

      A lot tougher than you might think.

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