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Agapanthus orientalis Blue – Special Price for March/April $15.50/1000 seeds (normally $17.00/1000 seeds)Agapanthus orientalis Blue White

Agapanthus orientalis White - Special Price for March/April $15.50/1000 seeds (normally $17.00/1000 seeds)

Common Name: African Lily

Native to South Africa. Grows to 1 m high in a clumping habit of long, strappy green leaves about 1 m in length. Flowers are arranged in clusters on stems in summer (November to February). Drought tolerant once established, hardy perennial, low maintenance. Used as background, border and mass plantings, also does well in pots and containers.

 

 

 

 

Caryota urens $185.00/1000 seeds

Caryota urens 1

Common Name: Fish Tail Palm

Native to the Indian Subcontinent and south-east Asia, a single trunk, evergreen palm growing to 12 m. Arching leaves to 6 m long consist of triangular leaflets with jagged edges. Inflorescences about 3 m long emerge at the leaf node, producing pendulous clusters of white flowers. Prefers moist soil, full shade to semi-shade.

 

 

 

 

Bombax malabaricum syn Bombax ceiba $11/25 g, $159/kgBombax malabaricum 1

Common Name: Red Cotton Tree

Native to India. Grows to 25 m tall with some older trees reaching 60 m. Deciduous in winter, scented red flowers cover the tree in spring before new foliage appears. Flowers are followed by a seed capsule containing cotton-like white seed floss, maturing around April. The straight, short trunk is covered with spikes to defend against animals. Used as an ornamental garden and park tree for its mass flower display. Prefers full sun, drought tolerant once established.

 

 

 

 

Austromyrtus dulcis $83.50/1000 seedsAustromyrtus dulcis Fruit 1

Common Name: Midgen Berry, Midyim

Spreading shrub/small tree to 2 m. Native to coastal eastern Australia from Valla, New South Wales to Fraser Island, Queensland. Dark, glossy green leaves with hairy underside. White flowers appear spring/summer, followed by fruit. Fruit are white with blue/black spots and are edible, aromatic with a sweet gingery taste.

 

 

 

 

Canna indica Red $10.00/25 gramsCanna indica 1 Red

Common Name: Canna Lily

Native to South America, Central America, West Indies and Mexico. A perennial, herbaceous plant growing 90 to 180 cm tall, forming large, dense clumps with large green leaves up to 60 x 30 cm with tall flower spikes. A popular cultivated flower in tropical to temperate gardens. Effective at treating industrial waste water, this species can become invasive if released into waterways and wetlands, replacing native species.

 

 

 

 

Brachychiton bidwillii $110/1000 seedsBrachychiton bidwillii 1

Common Name: Little Kurrajong

Native to tropical eastern Australia, a small deciduous tree growing 4 to 5 m with a spread of up to 4 m. Flowers spring through summer while tree is leafless. Flowers are pink to red and vary in size depending on regionality. Drought tolerant and frost tolerant.

 

 

 

 

Melaleuca bracteata $15.00/25 g, $429.00/kgMelaleuca bracteata 1

Common Name: Black Tea Tree

Endemic to northern Australia, a large shrub/tree growing to 10 m. White flower clusters on the end of branches are profuse from August to November. Naturally occurs in riparian vegetation but also grows well in dry and well-drained situations. Used as an ornamental in gardens, essential oil, wood and soil conservation for water courses.

 

 

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