Stunning dwarf form of the River Wattle. Fine soft light green foliage complimented by pale yellow flowers in Spring. Can be grown with effect as a shrub in borders rockeries or as a container specimen with regular feeding. Sun or part shade. Most soil types. Grows to 1m tall, spreads to 2m.
A stand out shrub with a rounded shape and dense, fine, bright green foliage. It’s striking as a contrast among bold foliage plants, even more so when grown as a container plant. The shape and the lushness of the foliage make you want to stop and stroke it, which means it’s a fun plant to place in a pot beside decks or outdoor seating areas.
Starblush is a tidy, multi-branched, mounded, and heather-like shrub that's a mass of flower from late in winter. Its tiny (1.5cm) flowers are a bright pink with a hint of purple and a red mid-rib, and smother the bush very early in spring.
A charming, almost continually flowering small shrub with an abundance of rosy-pink fragrant flowers especially in spring and summer. More suited to a warm sunny situation in deeply worked, free draining, stony soil. Grows 1 x 1m.
A small evergreen shrub that's a picture from late-winter through to summer - covered in pretty five-petalled white flowers with a touch of shell pink. It has a low, compact mounded habit, great for up close to the house, paths and patio where it can be admired by all.
Here’s a plant with rich, dark chocolate and plum coloured foliage. It’s a reliable beauty, looking dark and sensual all year round, performing magnificently month after month. As a succulent it will tolerate very dry conditions, but in summer it will look more beautiful if watered during dry periods. As a container plant, Aeonium Schwartzkopf is ideal, easy to grow, as well as stunningly good-looking.
A most effective evergreen groundcover perennial with rich, dark-purple foliage. Springtime brings 30cm spires of deep purple-blue flowers that last well into summer. This freely spreading groundcover is good for under plantings shady areas, on banks or spilling over wall and edges of container planting. Needs part or full shade. Will tolerate damp or dry conditions and almost any soil type. Grows 30 tall and spreads to 40 centimetres.
Often sought after, but sometimes difficult to obtain, this is a magnificent specimen plant. One is reputed to be the most photographed plant in Auckland's Regional Botanical Gardens! A tree-like species from South Africa, it can grow to 15 metres in ideal conditions with a 2 metre trunk - in cooler NZ though, such vigorous growth is highly unlikely. Rich green, sword-shaped leaves, with rose-tipped green flowers in winter.
A unique and striking multi-branched shrub or small tree from South Africa's southwestern Cape where it's known as the fan aloe - a reference to the unique layout of its strap-like leaves. As the bush matures, racemes of tubular scarlet flowers are a spectacular sight in late-winter and spring.
This fascinating succulent's been in high demand for many years, but until now only a few connoisseurs have been satisfied. Its spiraling leaf pattern bedazzles all who see it. It can spiral either clockwise or anticlockwise and long-established plants flower in spring or summer, though not always reliably so.