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  • Arctotis
    • ‘Sandgroper’   CAG02294
      Height25cm
      Width3m
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterL
      LightSun
      Arctotis ‘Sandgroper’
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      The sunny two toned daisy flowers, the inner half of each petal is bright yellow and the outer half golden yellow, of this variety always remind me of the beach.

      Nigh on indestructible perennials with a penchant for impoverished sand Arctotis tolerate anything but waterlogged soil.
      Plant anywhere sunny and exposed for super powered spring colour.
      Very good at stabilizing sand or weed suppressing ground cover.

      Dead head annually after flowering, with a whipper snipper or mower set high.

    • Yellow   CAG00100
      Height20cm
      Width5m
      Flowering SeasonWi - Su
      WaterL
      LightSun
      Arctotis Yellow
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A drought hardy groundcover for sunny exposed positions and poor sandy soils. Ideal for road verges, carparks, driveways and anywhere else normal plants struggle to survive. Large, 15cm, bright yellow, black centred, daisy-like flowers smother the silver, crinkled foliage until January or longer given water.
      Mow after flowering.

      The largest flowered and even more vigorous than most other varieties.

  • Crotalaria
    • semperflorens   CAG00795
      Height4m
      Width2m
      Flowering SeasonWinter
      WaterM
      LightSun
      Crotalaria semperflorens
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      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 briefly.

  • Erysimum

    (Wallflower)
    Brassicaceae

  • Foeniculum
    • vulgare ‘Purpureum’   CAG00973

      (Bronze fennel)
      Height1.8m
      Width60cm
      Flowering SeasonSummer
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      Foeniculum vulgare ‘Purpureum’
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      Sultry mounds of feathered bronze-purple foliage rank Bronze fennel among the worlds best foliage plants and yet it's somehow rarely used here in gardens despite its love for our climate and sandy soil.

      A tough, clump forming perennial from coastal regions of the Mediterranean where the tender new leaves and seeds are used in a variety of ways for their strongly anise flavour. The low mounds of foliage slowly develop through spring to become towering stalks by mid summer, topped by flat heads of tiny acidic yellow flowers. This seasonal progression of form and scale adds that dimension missing from gardens of static evergreens, time. Cut it near to ground level with the onset of cooler autumn weather to repeat the performance with even more grandeur for the coming year.

      Thriving in sandy soils (it tolerates clay too) its deeply probing fleshy rootstock is well adapted to our mediterranean summers and once established needs no irrigation though a few drinks in early summer can extend its winter lushness if desired. Self seeds too into bare soil, if unwanted chop before seed set.

      Liberate it from the herb garden and mass plant it on the road verge or spice it up with Verbena bonariensis, Stipa gigantea, your favourite Bearded iris and an Agave americana or two for an irrigation free border to rival Great Dixter.

  • Oxalis
    • fabifolia   CAG00060
      Height15cm
      Width40cm
      Flowering SeasonAutumn
      WaterL - M
      LightSun
      Oxalis fabifolia
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A favourite for the autumn garden. Shortly after the first Autumn rains the massed flower buds burst through the soil and open to reveal 3cm wide, fluorescent yellow, trumpet shaped flowers. These are quickly followed by 10cm long, rabbit ear like leaves.
      Coming from Namaqualand, this is an extremely drought hardy bulb.

      Plant amongst Nerines for hurt your eyes colour.

      Previously misidentified as Oxalis namaquana.

  • Santolina
    • chamaecyparissus   CAG01012

      (Lavender cotton)
      Height40cm
      Width50cm
      Flowering SeasonSummer
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      Santolina chamaecyparissus
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A garden staple long valued for its neat buns of feathered, silvery grey, coralline foliage, upright, button-like, yellow flowers and hardiness. Its scale and form goes well with just about anything but especially other mediterranean type foliage and is useful to give a bit of structure to smaller gardens or gardens full of small but formless desirables. Excellent too for parterre or formal edging.

      From the Mediterranean and easily grown in any well drained sunny soil, with leanness and exposure favouring the densest and silveriest growth.

      Trim off spent flowers annually and cut back hard as needed while actively growing.

  • Sedum
    • ‘Gold Mound’   CAG00971
      Height25cm
      Width90cm
      Flowering SeasonSp - Su
      WaterM
      LightSun - L. Sh.
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A quick growing, evergreen, succulent groundcover. The slnouous, fleshy stems, densely clothed in soft, needle-like leaves, form a thick, bright yellow carpet over the ground. In spring branched stems of small yellow flowers are borne, after which the whole plant should be cut back hard.
      An excellent plant for providing solid colour all year round

  • Solidago

    (Goldenrod)
    Asteraceae

    • canadensis ‘Baby Gold’   CAG00616
      Height40cm
      Width25cm
      Flowering SeasonSu - Au
      WaterM
      LightSun
      for $7.00earn 35 points

      A compact variety whose neat, yet nondescript, clump of toothed, narrowly lance shaped leaves ascends into a feathery explosion of long lasting, brassy yellow blooms. The kind of plant that has no particularly outstanding merits but is nonetheless highly valuable, performing reliably and working well with everything to fill a niche in our palette of lower growing perennials. Even the seed heads provide dishevelled and fluffy texture.

      Easily grown in any soil though sun is essential. Performs well even in dryer conditions bu some summer irrigation will be required.

      Cut down in winter to make way for the emerging growth of next season. Almost winter dormant here.

  • Acacia
    • aphylla   CAG02510

      (Leafless rock wattle)
      Height1.5m
      Width1m
      Flowering SeasonSpring
      WaterL
      LightFull Sun
      CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE

      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.

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