Great this Month

  Abelia Kaleidoscope

First discovered by Randy Lindsey (Propagator at Panoramic Farm USA) as a sport on the well known Abelia × grandiflora ‘Little Richard’ . A. 'Kaleidoscope' carries with it all the wonderful attributes of it parent - dense, compact growth habit with a high foliage retention during the dormant winter months. The really stand out attraction of 'Kaleidoscope', however, is the dynamic color it brings to the garden landscape.

New, variegated growth emerges as bright yellow with a light green centre throughout spring gradually turning to golden yellow with deeper green markings into the summer months intensifying in colour rather than bleaching from long, hot summer days.

By autumn this combination turns to a bright orange to fiery red throughout the winter months extending until the early spring. These colours are further highlighted by the brilliant red stems and the abundance of dainty white flowers first appearing in summer.

Exceptionally easy to grow and maintain once established, this versatile shrub will serve many purposes in both commercial and home garden schemes.
 

  Dianthus Passion

Beautifully fragrant this easy to grow and hardy perennial is more commonly known as 'garden pinks'. A compact form with  deep crimson, frilled flowers appearing on short stems for a lengthy display in autumn and spring.

  Loropetalum Plum Gorgeous

• Deepest, darkest coloured foliage found amongst Loropetalums - retaining colour year round
• Vivid deep raspberry coloured, tasseled flowers during spring and autumn
• Maintains a naturally dense, domed habit
• Easy to grow with minimal maintenance

  Polygala LITTLE BIBI®

This exciting new Polygala introduction, offering excellent garden attributes, making it ideal for a wide range of conditions.

A naturally dwarf evergreen shrub with glaucous grey green leaves. It flowers heavily with its main flush in spring/summer, and continuously throughout the remainder of the year (depending on location and local conditions) with pretty mauve/purple pea like flowers.

Heat and frost hardy, this tough plant is ideal for a wide range of domestic and commercial landscapes.

  Salvia Aztec Blue

The exceptional flower colour of this variety of salvia needs to be seen to be believed. The intense and vibrant blue is as close to a true blue that you will ever find in the plant kingdom. Its charm does not end there, however, as the foliage too offers ornamental value to the garden designer. As young leaves emerge they a delightful plum colour slowly changing to an olive green as they age but always retaining a bronze tinge providing the plant is in full sun. When planted in light shade greener foliage results.

As the name suggests, 'Aztec Blue' is a native of Mexico and originates in the countrys province of Sinaloa. A delightful little plant which will grow and spread slowly via underground runners to form an attractive ground cover which is non-invasive.

  Salvia Embers Wish
  • Large, bright coral flowers right throughout the warmer months
  • Tubular flower capped with a colourful pink calyx which remains some time after flowering extending interest even longer
  • Mid-green foliage is dense and lush
  • Fast growing

Salvia ‘Ember’s Wish’ has been named in loving memory of Emma and Brett Shegog.

Part proceeds are donated to Make-A-Wish® Australia.

  Salvia Heatwave Blast

A range of salvias aptly dubbed the ‘HEATWAVE’ range was introduced as a direct response to the current dry climate faced by Australian gardeners. Salvias are only too well know worldwide as a waterwise family of plants that revel in sunshine and dry, open soils.

The HEATWAVE range takes todays gardening requirements one step further being purposely bred to retain a compact habit as many forms of salvia greggii typically present with more open habits which, whilst still effective in the right position, relegate their use to background planting or intermingling in a loose perennial border.

The tighter foliage of the HEATWAVE salvias allows them to be a given more prominent location in a garden setting which they well deserve considering they provide colour all through the warmer months right through autumn.

Salvia Heatwave Blast, has vibrant salmon coloured flowers that won’t wash out under our bright summer skies.

  Salvia Heatwave Blaze

A range of salvias aptly dubbed the ‘HEATWAVE’ range was introduced as a direct response to the current dry climate faced by Australian gardeners. Salvias are only too well know worldwide as a waterwise family of plants that revel in sunshine and dry, open soils.

The HEATWAVE range takes todays gardening requirements one step further being purposely bred to retain a compact habit as many forms of salvia greggii typically present with more open habits which, whilst still effective in the right position, relegate their use to background planting or intermingling in a loose perennial border.

The tighter foliage of the HEATWAVE salvias allows them to be a given more prominent location in a garden setting which they well deserve considering they provide colour all through the warmer months right through autumn.

Salvia Heatwave Blaze, has vibrant crimson coloured flowers that won’t wash out under our bright summer skies.

  Salvia Heatwave Brilliance
  • Very tolerant of dry conditions.
  • Produces massed displays of deep cerise coloured flowers through the warmer months.
  • Aromatic, evergreen shrub with compact habit.
  • Ideal for water wise gardens.
  • Attracts birds to the garden.
  Salvia Impact-Purple
  • Very hardy and water wise plant.
  • Dense and compact growth habit.
  • A prolific display of cobalt blue flowers are produced throughout the warmer months.
  • Easy to grow in gardens or containers.
  Salvia So Cool Purple

 • Striking flowers in clear purple shade with high volume of blooms produced in spring. Further flushes continue throughout the
warmer months.
• Very compact and dense growth habits.
• Low maintenance, dry tolerant and easy to grow.

  Salvia So Cool Violet

• Striking flower colour of deep purple with high volume of blooms produced in spring. Further flushes continue throughout the warmer months.
• Very compact and dense growth habits.
• Low maintenance, dry tolerant and easy to grow.

  Salvia Wendys Wish

A chance seedling discovered by a salvia enthusiast in Victoria - S. 'Wendy's Wish' flowers for a lengthy season (warmer months) displaying large, vibrant magenta flowers which are tubular and capped by a colourful calyx which remain some time after flowering extending its interest even longer. Mid green foliage is dense with a lush appearance with complimentary dark maroon stems.

  Sedum Gold Blob
  • Golden coloured, fleshy foliage for year round interest.
  • Forms a cushion-like mound making a highly textural ground cover.
  • Low maintenance - fast and easy to grow.
  • Dry tolerant once established.
  Tetratheca Fairy Bells Pink

Native to Australia this is a small, evergreen plant with a cottage garden quality.  Compact, lightly suckering and everflowering shrub producing masses of delicate mauve-pink pendent bell flowers.  The flowers also last well in a posy.

  Tulbaghia Dark Star

This variety has been selected for the Border Stars™range and has been selected specifically for
its hardiness and reliability in performance under difficult circumstances. It tolerates both dry and wet conditions and feature long periods of flowering displays. Bred by PGA to incorporate these tough characteristics with new colour variation to others in range.
FEATURES:
• Very hardy, clump forming perennials
• Fine, grass-like foliage is evergreen and ornamental year round
• Long flowering - from spring through to late winter
• Low water requirements
• Easy to grow with minimal maintenance

  Tulbaghia Fairy Star

A very hardy, clump forming perennial with fine, grass-like foliage. Long flowering from spring through to late summer. Shell pink, star shape.