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Acmadenia tetragona 'Starblush'
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.
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.
Wonderful structural plant for gardens in coastal and warmer parts of New Zealand - attractive, narrow silver foliage. It'll grow to form a tight, compact and tidy clump that needs little care, though will benefit from protection from harsh winds. A great choice for coastal and seaside gardens, coastal cliffs being its natural habitat.
New Zealand gardens have undergone a transformation in recent years, the use of strong structural forms having become very popular. Right at the forefront of this is a once-endangered New Zealand (Chatham Islands) native. A very dramatic landscape plant that's become a standard setter.
A beautiful densely-tufted native grass with a rich golden-brown-orange colouration intensified by sun and winter. Its arching and spreading foliage is handsome year round making it a plant of choice upfront near entrance ways, along paths and in patio pots. A great foil for dark or silver-foliaged structure plants.
Superb hardy ground cover shrub with masses of deep blue flowers in spring. It's spectacular on walls, banks, rock gardens and as a foreground plant. Plant in a sunny, well drained positon. Extremely hardy to wind and cold. Spreads to 1.5 metres, growing 75cm high.
An outstanding foliage plant with lime-green-yellow leaves, generously patched in deep-forest-green. In summer, yellow colouration dominates, while deep-green patches are most prominent in cooler or shaded conditions. Almost an afterthought, pale blue flowers appear in spring to supplement the stunning foliage display.