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Geranium ‘Big Red’
Geranium ‘Big Red’ is big, fat and beautiful! This plant produces a prolific display of huge, red flowers with such deep, vivid colouration that they seem to zing with intensity. ‘Big Red’ creates a bold, showy display throughout the year. It is easy to grow and will thrive in a well-drained, sunny position. Remove spent blooms to encourage continual flowering. Feed with an all - purpose fertilizer to achieve optimum results. Grows to approx. 40cm high by 50cm wide.
Available in 180mm squat pots in October
Sisyrinchium ‘Border Blue’
‘Border Blue’ is an improved form of the popular ‘Devon Skies’. It is an ideal plant for creating a thick, low border along pathways or garden beds. It has lush foliage and exquisite, sky blue flowers that will add a little extra joy to your day. ‘Border Blue’ enjoys well drained soil in full sun to part shade. For best results, prune lightly after flowering and feed with an all-purpose fertilizer.
Available in 140mm pots in September
Our Incredible Edibles range has been received with glowing enthusiasm from gardeners everywhere. We are continuing to expand the range and are excited to announce our newest addition – the kiwi berry!
This is a smaller, bite-size version of the standard kiwi. It’s fuzz-free and can be eaten skin and all. The kiwi berry is self-fertile so unlike its bigger cousin, you won’t need a male and female plant to get fruit. Kiwi berry is a vigorous and hardy vine that can be trained onto a pergola. Kiwi berries can be grown in a variety of soils but require regular, thorough watering, annual feeding with high nitrogen fertilizer and a brightly lit position for optimum fruit production. Rich in Vitamin C and tasty-as, Kiwi berry is choice bro!
Available in 140mm pots in March
Get back your zing with Zingiber officinale. It’s so tasty and so refreshing! Bam! Ginger is a flavour bomb of the best kind. Ginger makes a great addition to Asian dishes and fresh beverages such as juices and teas. Ginger has an energising and uplifting effect and is well known for its many medicinal qualities. Ginger will grow best in a warm, shaded position where it will reach a height and width of approx. 1m. Everyone has been calling us trying to get some – it’s coming really soon, promise.
Available in 140mm pots in November
Plectranthus ‘Velvet Elvis’
Velvet Elvis is the king of plants! It has masses of large, purple plumes from summer through autumn. It has a tidy, compact habit and hirsute foliage with a dark purple leaf underside. Velvet Elvis grows to approx. 70cm high x 80cm wide, and prefers a well-drained position in part shade. Liven up a shady spot with rock n’ roll cool - Velvet Elvis is great for informal borders, garden edges or mixed bed plantings.
Available in 175mm from October
Osteospermum ‘Blue Eyed Beauty’
Osteospermum ‘Blue Eyed Beauty’ bears bedazzling blooms that sing with colour. Yellow petals radiate from an iridescent centre to create an intense colour contrast with dramatic visual appeal. These award winning plants have a dwarf, mounding habit that is well suited to mixed perennial beds and container plantings. Blue Eyed Beauty enjoys hot, sunny conditions and even performs beautifully in dry and difficult soils. We predict a bright future for Osteospermum Blue Eyed Beauty.
Available in 140mm pots in May
Rosemary ‘Lamb Roast’
Rosemary is a classic herb with timeless appeal. It’s tough, intensely aromatic and flavourful to boot. Rosemary can be used to great effect as a low hedge or evergreen shrub. It’s drought tolerant, pest resistant and easy to grow. Every Aussie garden needs rosemary, and every lamb roast needs it too! Snip off a little of the fresh new growth to season meats, vegies and sauces – or dry to use later.
Rosemary ‘Lamb Roast’ will be one of many new additions to our ever-expanding ‘Incredible Edibles’ range.
Available in 140mm pots in April
‘Fifty Shades of Pink’
This sassy little daisy has been named for its saucy display of flowers that comes in countless shades of pink. This plant is not only pretty but tough too – it can take any punishment you throw at it and keep on smiling! ‘Fifty Shades of Pink’ has a compact, self-branching habit, enjoys full sun to part shade and well-drained soil. Allow yourself to be seduced by Fifty Shades – its many charms will leave you whipped and begging for more. Grows to approx. 50cm high and 50cm wide.
Available in 175 mm pots in September