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Feature Plants 1

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Common name. African Lilly/White-Blue Agapanthus

Botanical name.       Agapanthus africanus

Description. The African Lilly is a white or blue coloured flowering shrub. Difficult to grow in gardens. Needs well drained soil. Grows to 1m high.


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Common name.   Foxtail Agave

Botanical name.  Agave attentuata

Description.The Foxtail Agave gets its name for its development of a curved stem. Prefers moist loamy soils. Protect from direct sunlight in Summer and frost in Winter. Grows to 1.5m high.


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Common name.   Bird of Paradise

Botanical name.  Strelitzia reginae

Description.The Bird of Paradise has a orange/black flower that resembles the shape of a bird hence the common name. Grows to 2m high.


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Common name.   Blue Flax Lily

Botanical name.  Dianella caerulia

Description. A native to Western Australia the flax lily is a hardy  clumping plant with strap type leaves. It is drought and frost tolerant. Has small blue flowers followed by blue coloured berries. Can be propagated by division. Grows to 1m high.



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Common name.   Coral Jade

Botanical name.  Crassula ovata cv. Gollum

Description. A compact succulent shrub that matures to approximately 80cm high by 60cm wide. Has tubular type leaves and small star like flowers. Great for pots or can even be used for bonsai.


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Common name.   Coral Plant

Botanical name.  Russelia equisetiformis

Description.The Coral Plant is an arching branched subshrub. Three variants available Tangerine, Lemon or Red. Grows to 1m high - 1.5m high.


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Common name.   Cordyline Black Knight

Botanical name.  Cordyline australis

Description.  The Black Knight Cordyline is a palm like plant with purplish-black foliage usually on a single trunk. Foliage has an upright habit that provides year round colour. Grows to 2m high - 1m high.


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Common name.   Cordyline - Firestorm

Botanical name.  Cordyline fruticosa 'Firestorm'

Description.  The Firestorm Cordyline is a palm like plant with purplish-black foliage usually on a single trunk. Foliage has an upright habit that provides year round colour. Grows to 1.5m high.


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Common name.   Evergreen Giant

Botanical name.  Liriope muscari 'Evergreen Giant'

Description.The Evergreen Giant requires full sun to part shade. Drought tolerant and hardy, but regular water will keep it lush. Needs good drainage.Grows to 50 cm.


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Common name.   Firecracker Plant

Botanical name.  Russelia equisetiformis

Description.The Coral Plant is an arching branched subshrub. Three variants available Tangerine, Lemon or Red. Grows to 1m high - 1.5m high.


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Common name.   Flax Lilly

Botanical name.  Dianella brevipedunculata

Description. A native to Western Australia the Flax Lily is a hardy  clumping plant with strap type leaves. It is drought and frost tolerant. Has small purple flowers followed by purple coloured berries. Can be propagated by division.



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Common name.   Flying Dragons

Botanical name.  Poncirus trifoliata "Flying Dragons"

Description. A The flying dragon is the ultimate security hedge/plant growing to 3m tall. Frost hardy to -20 degrees C. Savage curved thorns make this shrub impenetrable. White flowers and small citrus-like fruit usually used for juicing. Suitable for bonsai.


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Common name.   Fortnight Lilly

Botanical name.  Dieties iridioides

Description. The Fortnight Lily has strap type leaves, with flowers coloured purple, white and yellow. It is drought and frost tolerant. Can be propagated by division.



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Common name.   Fountain Plant

Botanical name.  Russelia equisetiformis

Description.The Coral Plant is an arching branched subshrub. Three variants available Tangerine, Lemon or Red. Grows to 1m high - 1.5m high.




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Common name.Foxtail Grass - Swamp

Botanical name.  Pennisetum alopecuroides

Description. Foxtail Grass is a perennial grass that has drooping leaf blades. Also known as swamp foxtail grass.




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Common name. Green Yucca

Botanical name.  Yucca elephantipes

Description.  The Green Yucca is a plant that is used today in modern medicines. The trunk has grey markings which look like elephant skin. Grows to 1.5 - 2m high in all climates.


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Common name.   Japanese Blood Grass

Botanical name.  Imperta cylindrica 'rubra'

Description. An erect perennial grass with burgundy to pink foliage and a white seed head. Grows in full sun to part shade and requires little water, frost tolerant. Flowers in spring/summer and grows to 1.5m high by 2m wide.


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Common name. Lemon Grass

Botanical name.  Cymbopogon

Description.  Lemon grass is a widely used herb with medicine uses, repels insects but attracts bees. Grows to 2m high.




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Common name.   Leopard Lilly

Botanical name.  Iris domestica

Description. The Leopard Lily can have red , yellow or orange flowers. Has clusters of black seeds. Grows to 60cm - 90cm high.


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Common name.   Lilly - Turf

Botanical name.  Liriope muscari

Description.The Turf Lilly is a tough clumping plant with dark green foliage and mauve flower spikes in spring - summer. Dark berries after flowering. It can tolerate most soil conditions and will grow in full sun or shade. Great plant for border use.


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Common name.   Matrush - Green

Botanical name.  Lomandra hystrix

Description.The Green Matrush is a perinnial herb. Requires full sun and moist well-drained soil. Grows to 1m high.




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