Grevillea ‘Mt Tamboritha’
Mt Tamboritha is a peak in Gippsland Victoria where the parent variety of this plant, Grevillea lanigera, grows naturally.
A great low ground cover with a dense growth habit which makes a thick mat to help reduce weeds and shade the soil. The tight, grey-green foliage provides interesting texture in the garden. Small, pale pink flowers appear sporadically through the year with the main flush of flowers in winter-spring. Great in pots, hanging baskets, rockeries and at the front of mixed garden beds. Plant in full sun or part shade in sandy or well-draining clay soil, frost hardy and drought hardy once established.
40cm H x 1.5m W
Eremophila = desert loving
nivea = white
Common Name = Silky Eremophila
A popular emu bush for its attractive, soft, silver foliage and pretty, lavender coloured flowers from winter to early summer. The bell-shaped flowers will attract nectar feed birds and pollinators to your garden. Needs an open, sunny position in free draining soil with good air flow. Great in mixed garden beds, as a feature plant or in a large pot.
1.5m H x 1m W
With sunny days and a bit of spring rainfall, Kangaroo paws are looking great at the moment! From 50cm flowers to 2m tall flower spikes and colours ranging from pink, orange, yellow, red, green and more, there is one to suit just about every garden! Good fertiliser and regular summer water is the key to keeping them looking their best. Cut flower spikes down to the ground when flowers begin to fade to encourage further flowers and healthier foliage.
Strappy leaves with 50cm – 2m flower spikes
Common Name = Woolly Bush
You will just want to run your hands through the wonderfully soft foliage of this large shrub every time you walk past it in your garden. Not only does it feel great, but it looks great too with silvery-green leaves that seem to shimmer when blowing in the wind. Great as screen or hedge or, keep it in a pot and bring it inside in December for a living Australian Christmas Tree! Small reddish-pink flowers will attract nectar feeding birds and insects to your garden. Grow in full sun or part shade and tip prune while establishing to encourage a more bushy growth habit.
4m H x 1.5m W
Casuarina ‘Cousin It’
Casuarina = foliage resembling the drooping feathers of the Cassowary bird
glaucus = bluish-grey hint of colour (foliage)
This is one little plant that will add a bit of fun and personality to your garden! A low mounding shrub or ground cover with dense, dark green foliage that looks fantastic cascading over walls, down embankments, over rocks and out of pots. Adaptable to a wide variety of soils from sand to clay and in full sun or part shade.
15cm H x 1m W
Syn. Dryandra nivea
Banksia = named after Sir Joseph Banks
nivea = White (refers to the undersides of the leaves)
Common name = Honeypot Dryandra
Another fabulous local plant which forms a dense, low mound of dark green leaves with silver undersides. The orange flowers sit nestled in the foliage and are an important food source for nectar feeding birds and small mammals like the honey possum. Very low maintenance plant that will grow in full sun or under trees in free draining soils.
Interesting info – All plants in the Dryandra genus were renamed as Banksias in 2007 following genetic testing and analysis of characteristics.
1m H x 1m W