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Zanthorrea's Plants

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.

All the plants we grow on site are potted on by hand and our nursery meets Both NIASA (Nursery Industry Accreditation Scheme Australia) and SGA (Sustainable Gardening Australia) standards.

Plant of the Month: Doryanthes palmeri

This large strappy-leaf monocot, lives up to its common name of the Giant Spear Lily, with leaves growing 1.5m long and a flower spike reaching 3m high which droops at the top due to the weight of the flower which is a bright reddish orange. The large flower will attract nectar feeding birds to your garden. Drought hardy and requiring little maintenance other than removing dead leaves and old flower spikes, this is a great architectural addition to any garden in full sun or part shade in most soil types.

One Dollar from each sale will go towards Kanyana Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre.

Whats new from our growing area!


Banksia Ashbyi Dwarf
Ashby’s Banksia. A very showy, dwarf form of Banksia ashbyi with large yellow/orange flower spikes Autumn – Spring. The flowers are irresistible to nectar feeding birds and insects and make great cut flowers. Does best in a full sun position in free draining soil and will tolerate coastal conditions.  
3m-4m H x 2m-3m W

Anigozanthos Bush Zest
A hardy, low flowering kangaroo paw with vibrant yellow flowers late autumn – early summer. Will flower all year if well watered and fed through summer. Cut flower spike back to ground level when the flower is spent. Grows well in full sun or part shade all free draining soils. Great splash of colour in a pot.   
40cm flower spike x 45cm W


Carex appressa – Tall sedge

A very versatile and tough sedge that will thrive in wet or poor draining areas, but is also just as suitable for a dry creek bed or next to a water bowl. It is a great plant for frog habitat. Forms a brown flower spike in late winter – spring. Can be pruned back hard every few years to refresh growth   
50cm–2m H x 50cm W


Acacia ‘Honey Bun’
This is an attractive small/medium shrub with a dense, gently weeping habit. Can be grown in full sun or part shade in well draining soil. Pale yellow pom pom flowers appear along the branches in spring. Take care to only lightly prune if required. A lovely feature plant in any garden.
1.5m H x 1.5m W


Hibbertia cuneformis
Cutleaf Guinea Flower – The dark green, glossy leaves on this medium shrub, provide a fantastic backdrop for the large, bright yellow flowers that appear in spring – early summer. Great plant for very shady positions, but will also grow in full sun. Can be used as a screen or hedge.
1m–3.5m H x 1m–2m W


Friends of Kings Park plants

The much anticipated FOKP May plant sale was another casualty of Covid-19. To ensure these plants make their way into WA gardens, Zanthorrea agreed to purchase a large selection.

These plants have been grown in small batches in 50mm and 70mm deep forrestry tubes in the Kings Park accredited nursery. They have named labels with information to help us find the best position in our gardens.


What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?


Native Tubestock
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring. $3.95 each, or for 9 and above $3.70 each.


Vegetable Seedlings
We love growing our own veges and like to have a big selection for our customers.

Exotic Plants
A select range of exotic plants we have found to grow well in Perth.

Opening Hours: 9am - 5:30pm,
every day except Christmas Day.

Plant List

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.


Zanthorrea's Plant List.pdf

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Zanthorrea Nursery has been an accredited grower for many years. If you would like to know more about the accreditation scheme, click on the link to NIASA website (left).

Zanthorrea is the first nursery in WA to be officially certified by Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA). To learn more, please visit http://www.sgaonline.org.au

Zanthorrea Nursery  ::  155 Watsonia Road, Maida Vale, Western Australia 6057  ::  Ph (08) 9454 6260