Flowering Plants & Shrubs

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  • Red callistemon

    Bottlebrush

    Bottlebrushes (Callistemon spp.) are among the hardiest of Australian native plants. They are long lived, require minimal maintenance and are... read more
  • Lotus Flower

    Water Plants – Lotus

    There are a number of different plants throughout the world that are referred to under the name of lotus (family... read more
  • Belladonna Lily

    Naked Ladies – Amaryllis and Autumn Crocus

      There are two autumn-flowering plants with the common name of naked ladies. Amaryllis Amaryllis (Amaryllis belladonna) are closely related... read more
  • purple flowers

    Perfumed Plants

    Don looked at some of the plants that produce their perfume through the summer months. Perfume adds atmosphere and a... read more
  • Native Orchids

    Australian Native Orchids

      These plants are wonderful plants for semi-shaded areas. Commonly known as Dendrobiums although there has been a recent name... read more
  • Weirdest Plant In The World

    The orchid qualifies as a strong contender for being the weirdest plant in the world.  Their seed is like dust;... read more
  • Australian Native Birthflower For August

    Grevillea buxifolia is quite different to the general run of grevilleas.  Its silvery/grey 5cm diameter spider flower heads stud the... read more
  • Wattles

    Wattles, also called acacias, are wonderful native plants. More than 850 species of wattle grow in Australia, ranging from ground... read more
  • White Magnolia

    The most often used name for the white magnolia is Magnolia denudata.  Deciduous magnolias produce their spectacular winter and early... read more
  • Marge Miller

    ‘Marge Miller’ was produced as a result of a pollination demonstration at Sydney University in 1978. It was taken home... read more
  • Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima)

    Poinsettias (Euphorbia pulcherrima) are native to southern Mexico. They have erect, succulent stems and large, scarlet floral leaves or bracts,... read more
  • Abutilons

    Abutilons or Chinese lanterns are closely related to hibiscus, and most of the hundred or so species have pendulous, hibiscus-like... read more