Australian native plants are well known for their unique beauty. Long neglected as garden plants in Western Australia, they have had a recent surge in popularity as water-wise alternatives to traditional garden plants. Plant breeders, both in Australia and overseas are developing cultivars and hybrids with wide appeal. As well as looking spectacular in the contemporary or bush garden, our local flora is highly attractive to birds and other native animals.
Bush Fling is a dwarf Kangaroo Paw, and one of the hybrids that produce an abundance of flowering stems. They are not as long lived as a hybrid of flavidus, but it is a showy little plant. Grows well in containers in the full sun. Use a good quality native potting mix like the Zanthorrea Native Potting Mix.
Commonly known as Devil's Pins due to its spikey nature. Hovea Pungens makes a fantastic show of flowers come winter. It is a local plant to the hills region, but also grows as far away as Esperance.
The Swan River Myrtle is an attractive understorey shrub that grows best in a dampled to part sun position. The bright pink flowers cover the whole bush in Spring. Hills local.
A cute little trigger flower from our local bush land and can also grow in coastal regions, tolerating limestone in the soil. They have a dense suckering nature, and fit in perfectly for rockery gardens.
The Grey Cottenheads is a tough performer in a full sun sandy position. The grey strappy foliage is good for adding contrast to the garden. Bright yellow flowers from winter to summer.
Hakea 'Burrendong Beauty'
When in flower the Burendong Beauty gets a lot of attention: from people admiring the flowers, from birds collecting nectar and bees pollen. They make a nice plant for a pot, and can be pruned to shape. Full sun and drought tolerant once established.
1m high x 1.5m wide.
Pimelea 'Magenta Mist'
Commonly called the Rice Flower, The Pimelea are another attractive spring flowering addition to the garden. The flowers are prominately displayed at the end of the branches, and are good for our native blue banded bees! Suits a well drained coastal soil.
What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring.
We love growing our own veges and like to have a big selection for our customers.
A select range of exotic plants we have found to grow well in Perth.
Opening Hours: 9am - 5:30pm,
day except Christmas Day.
We have put together a plant List of the plants we normally stock at the nursery. Here you will find information on flowering time, colours and heights. For information about which plants are currently in stock please Contact our friendly staff at the nursery.
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