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.
Sometimes called the ‘Ravensthorpe Radish’, or, better known by its Noongar name - ‘Youlk’ is a small shrub which grows naturally in the south west of WA around Ravensthorpe. It is mostly grown for its crunchy, potato-like, edible root tubers, which can be eaten raw, roasted, fried or added to vegetable dishes and have a delicious flavour that is reminiscent of carrot or parsnip. Youlk is easy to grow in full sun or part shade in free draining soil to encourage proper tuber development. Summer water will help produce larger tubers that can be harvested throughout the year without the need to dig up and destroy the whole plant.
A small shrub which gives a spectacular display of large, pendant, yellow/purple flower bracts in late winter – spring. The current batch are grafted to increase vigour and reliability in the garden. Will do best in a partly shaded position, with protection from frosts and wind with consistent summer water. Great in pots or a feature plant in gardens.
1m H x 1m W
This is a tough, spreading Correa from South Australia which has dark green, shiny leaves and narrow, red, tubular flowers winter – summer that the honeyeaters can’t resist! Thrives in dappled shade under trees or in full sun with some summer water. Plant in free draining soil with soil improver mixed through. Tip prune regularly to maintain compact growth habit.
60cm H x 2m W
The Blue Flax Lily is a tough, strappy leaved, clump forming plant which is very adaptable to a wide variety of soils and conditions. In Spring it produces blue flowers on stalks above the foliage which the native blue-banded bees just love. Does well in heavy shade to full sun in most soil types from clay to sand. It can be cut right back to ground level to rejuvenate growth if the clump needs refreshing. Gives a bold effect when mass planted or used as foliage contrast in landscaping or borders.
1m x 1m clump
Commonly known as Dinosaur Grass, this form of Stylidium gramminifolium has dark green, strappy leaves and produces flower spikes in winter-spring which are covered in stunning, pink ‘trigger’ flowers. Best in part shade, but will grow in full sun with some summer water. Great for small gardens, pots or as a pop of colour between other garden plants. Attracts bees and butterflies.
25cm H x 20cm W
A great medium shrub for just about any garden! This local plant will grow in almost any soil from sand to clay or even swampy areas in full sun or shade and is tolerant of extended dry periods and light frosts. It produces masses of delicate white or pink flowers along the stems in winter – spring that will give you a stunning display and attract insects to your garden. Prune after flowering to maintain dense habit.
1 – 1.5m H x 1m – 1.5m W
Declared Rare Flora, this is a little known WA Grevillea, which is listed as threatened, only grows in a small area between Albany and Esperance. Its common name, Fan-leaf Grevillea, describes the attractive, wide, dark-green leaves that are contrasted beautifully by the bright red spider flowers that appear sporadically throughout the year. The flowers will attract nectar feeding birds and insects and the dense, spreading habit creates great habitat for lizards and other small garden inhabitants. Plant in a full sun or dappled shade position in free draining soil. Drought hardy once established. 0.5m H x 1.5m W
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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