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  • Crocosmia
    • aurea   CAG00187
      Crocosmia aurea
      $12.00earn 60 points

      A tough, cormous, evergreen perennial for light shade. Fans of tall, strappy, mid green sword-like foliage rise from the Gladioli like corms. It bears in late summer spikes of bright, golden yellow, starry, lily-like flowers that light up any shady area. Quickly forms large open clumps which will flower for many months.

      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.

  • 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.
  • Potentilla
    • recta ‘Warrenii’   CAG01557

      (Sulphur cinquefoil)
      $12.00earn 60 points

      A charming species that makes a verdant slowly spreading mound of serrated, five lobed, palmate leaves, studded with small citric yellow, five petalled, saucer shaped blooms.
      For edges or even the middle of paths, where it will tolerate the occasionally stray footfall, or a simulated European meadow with a couple of Cranesbills (Geranium pratense and G. sanguineum), Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) and some Spiked speedwell (Veronica spicata ‘Blue Sensation’) to round out the palette.

      More moisture loving than most but also more amenable in our climate, often self sowing in any brightly lit soil.

  • Rudbeckia
    • laciniata   CAG00567

      (Cutleaf coneflower)
      Rudbeckia laciniata
      $12.00earn 60 points

      An exuberant perennial from the American tall prairies at its very best in the dog days of summer when lesser plants are flagging. Lush mounds of deeply divided, dark green leaves steadily rise through the growing season to be finally topped at the end of summer by elegantly branched heads of long stemmed daisy-like flowers with a green central cone and down swept bright yellow petals. After several weeks of bloom, irreverent of dry heat so long as moisture is available, the petals fall and the attractive cone-like seed heads then remain on display until removed adding height and seasonal interest all winter if desired.

      Evergreen in Perth but colder regions may find it less so.

      Easily grown in any soil with lots of sun, unfazed by clay. Water availability during the growing period dictates height but considerable dryness is tolerated, more so after flowering.

      Self seeds well in over irrigated sites and the seedlings are typically more vigorous than old congested clumps which are probably best divided or even discarded after several years.

  • Sedum
  • Acacia
    • aphylla   CAG02510

      (Leafless rock wattle)

      Appearing more like a succulent from exotic climes than a threatened native of the Perth hills. Vertical stems divide into many powdery blue tapering twigs that knit together to form a vase shaped shrub, studded in spring with small, yellow, spherical, powder puff flowers. As its common name suggests it is entirely without leaves though young seedlings briefly bear a few.

      Easy and fast growing in well drained poor soil. Summer irrigation is unnecessary but tolerated. Try surrounding it with a sea of the orange coloured sedge Carex testacea and add a few brightly coloured succulents to imitate a coral reef.

      Responds well to hard pruning when it accumulates too much old growth and starts to loose its charm.

  • Achillea


  • Arctotis
  • Asclepias
    • curassavica ‘Silky Gold’   CAG01287

      (Mexican butterfly weed)
      Asclepias curassavica ‘Silky Gold’

      A butterfly attracting, hardy, upright, evergreen sub-shrub from South America. Small, golden yellow flowers, are borne from spring through to autumn, in flat clusters, atop the vertical 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.

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