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 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.
Hereís a plant with rich, dark chocolate and plum coloured foliage. Itís 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.
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.
Native to Western Australia, Kangaroo paws make excellent garden and patio subjects and wonderful cutflowers for a bold indoor statement. Bush Eclipse flowers later in summer and spot flowers almost year round, certainly to its own timetable. It has a high natural disease tolerance and needs little water - summer droughts eat dust!
Royal Cheer's something different in Kangaroo Paws. It forms a glaucous-grey-green clump which is tidy and compact. From spring, tall flower stems grow from the base and are topped with striking large red-green flowers. These exquisite flower heads are a wonderful cutflower and look great in the garden too.
Stunning moroccan-red flowers are are just one of the outstanding features of this ground cover daisy. Flowering from late winter until late autumn with spot flowering over winter in warmer areas. Rapidly grows forming a mounded clump. Likes full sun and good drainage. Grows 50cm x 75cm.
Large showy tallow-wood honey & yellow flowers are produced from late winter until late autumn with spot flowering over winter in warmer areas. Loves sunny well-drained spot in the garden. Rapidly grows to form a mounded clump. Its the perfect ground cover. Grows 50cm x 75cm.