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  • Geranium
    • incanum   CAG00256
      Geranium incanum
      $12.00earn 60 points

      A soft, flowing perennial from South Africa and the most useful and reliable of the genus for our climate. Saucer shaped, 3.5cm, pink-purple flowers are produced prolifically over a deep carpet of fine, filigree foliage. Spill down walls, over rocks and across paths with abandon as the trailing stems are non rooting. Good covering foil for Amaryllis belladonna, or other large bulbs, or for hiding ugly trunks of roses.

      Happy in any adequately drained soil but best in sand. Tolerant of light Shade but sun and exposure dictate density. Some summer watering is essential but less so in the south.

      Cut back very hard when in positive growth for complete renewal and replace every few years with young self sown seedlings, ruthlessly discard any of coarse form or inferior flower.

  • Iris
    • kochii   CAG00706

      (Flag Iris)
      Iris kochii
      $12.00earn 60 points

      An exceptional Iris, performing reliably in all but the shadiest of gardens, and having both beautiful flowers and valuable foliage.
      The sturdy stems of strongly scented, regal purple, flag iris flowers are are held above compact clumps of sword-like, grey-green leaves.

      Under favourable conditions it will repeat bloom several times throughout the year.

      As with all Iris feed well and avoid high nitrogen fertilizers.
      Prefers a well drained, alkaline soil and thrives in coastal conditions.

      Used to great effect in large drifts, mass plantings or as edgings, due to the neat foliage, and is often combined with Iris albicans for a stunning combination.

      Extensively used by the landscaping industry, it is available bare rooted in any quantity.
      Trade enquiries welcome.

  • Limonium
    • minutum   CAG01351
      Limonium minutum
      $12.00earn 60 points

      A bun forming species from the Iberian peninsula with tightly packed rosettes of small, dark green, spoon shaped leaves and producing a thicket of finely branched flower stems bearing many tiny, pale lavender, starry flowers all summer long.

      A quick hair cut in autumn to remove the flowering stems returns the plant to its sculpted form and makes sure new winter growth will receive plenty of sunlight.

      Almost indestructible, it is at home in any well drained sunny site and is perfect for planting between loose paving or wall cracks where it will self seed gently for that cottage garden look and be content with the reflected heat.

      Unfortunately deeply penetrating roots make it completely useless for pots.

  • Verbena
  • Agastache
    • foeniculum   CAG01835

      (Anise hyssop, Licorice mint)

      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

      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.

  • Arctotis
    • Plum   CAG02360
      Arctotis Plum

      Bright lilac flowers over almost lacy, silvery foliage. Not as vigorous or as spreading as some, which can be either good or bad depending on your persuasion or intent. Huge drifts provide ultimate spring colour and weed suppressing groundcover.

      Indestructibly hardy in any well drained, sunny site, and especially so in sand. A light annual trim after flowering, to remove spent flower stalks, will keep it neat through the dry summer rest.

  • Aster
  • Bartlettina
    • sordida   CAG00874

      syn. Eupatorium megalophyllum
      Bartlettina sordida

      A dramatic shrubby perennial with huge, deeply veined, dark green leaves and new growth and stems covered in a fine red velvet. Large corymbs of lilac, Ageratum like flowers are abundantly produced in spring.
      Eminently desirable and hailing from moist cloud forests in Mexico, so flagging in the heat and low humidity of West Australian summers but so spectacular as to be still worth growing if ample moisture and protection from wind can be provided.
      Cut back hard after flowering once new growth is seen.

  • Bauhinia
    • purpurea   CAG02819

      (Orchid tree)

      A beautiful, small, leguminous tree from India and southern China. It's fine and elegant form, butterfly-like, two lobed leaves and very showy, five petalled, bright purple flowers, copiously produced and reminiscent of orchids, make it highly desirable, especially in smaller gardens where high value plants are of the utmost importance.

      Easily grown and appreciative of regular watering over summer, although remarkably drought tolerant once established.
      Winter deciduous or not, depending on how much cold you get, and young plants may be frost tender for the first few years. Otherwise thrives anywhere from Albany to Kununurra.

      Being a legume, proper root development is critically important and young seedlings establish best, more mature plants typically taking many years to settle in, if they do at all.

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