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.
A lovely local plant, commonly known as Native Iris or Purple Flag, which forms clumps of strappy leaves and produces large, bright purple flowers in spring which are held above the foliage for an eye-catching display. Known to the Noongar people as komma, this is a tough and versatile plant that will grow happily in a wide variety of soils from sand to clay and gravel. Useful as a low border, in cottage style gardens, rockeries or as foliage and texture contrast in mixed beds. Plant in full sun or part day shade. Will tolerate long periods of dry and is moderately frost hardy once established.
Dark green leaves and a dense growth habit, set off the waxy, red flowers from spring to early autumn. Great for attracting nectar feeding birds to your garden. Use as an informal hedge or screen or in mixed garden beds. Plant in full sun or part shade in sand or free-draining clay. Drought and frost hardy once established.
2m H x 2m W
A beautiful small shrub that grows all across the SW of WA from Albany to Geraldton. Small aromatic leaves show off the masses of delicate small white flowers along the stems in winter and spring. Perfect for a cottage garden or rockery. Plant in full sun or part shade, in free draining soil. Good for those spots in the garden that stay wet in winter and dry out in summer. Look out also for the pink and white flowering form of this bush named ‘Coconut Ice’.
1m-1.5m h x 1m 1.5m
An attractive small shrub from Eastern Australia with soft, hairy, grey foliage and a dense, compact habit without needing to constantly prune. Delicate pink, four petalled, flowers appear on the ends of the branches in winter to spring. Best in part shade in free draining soil. Provides foliage contracts in mixed garden beds or great in a container or pot.
Up to 1.2m H x 1.2m W
A striking Hakea, commonly known as the bird-beak hakea due to the shape of the seed pod resembling the beak of a bird, from around the Geraldton area in WA. This medium-large shrub can take a few years to flower for the first time, but when it does, it will steal the show! Bright red flowers cover the main trunk and branches in winter giving the appearance that the bush is on fire. It provides an important food source for nectar and seed eating birds. Plant in free draining soil in full sun for best flowering. Drought hardy once established.
2.5m H x 1.5m W
Hardenbergia ‘Pink Star’
A beautiful, unique new pink flowering form of Hardenbergia comptoniana that arose here at Zanthorrea. It is a fast growing climber with a lush, bushy appearance due to the extra two leaves it has on each node compared to the regular purple flowering form. Grow up a trellis or post to add a pretty splash of colour in winter – spring. Can be grown in a pot or all soils types including slightly alkaline soils near the coast or up in the hills.
Climber to 3m +
Anigozanthos ‘Yellow Gem’
A proven, reliable, hybrid kangaroo paw with tall yellow flowers late winter through spring and, with water, will flower in to summer. Strappy, dark green leaves form a large clump which can be split up in autumn and divided to make new plants. Plant in pots and containers, mixed gardens, borders, or in mass plantings for a dramatic effect. Plant in full sun or part shade and water regularly through summer to keep your plants looking their best.
70cm clump with 1.5m Flower spikes
What else is at Zanthorrea Nursery?
A big range of tubestock, with an extended range in Autumn to Spring. $4.40 each, or for 9 and above $4 each.
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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