MAY WHAT'S HOT

Salvia Megan’s Magic 

Growing to about 80cm high this little Salvia will knock your socks off.
Once settled into your gardens or pots Megan will literally perform magic. 
Flowering right through the summer and into the autumn.

The ivory white flowers push out from a royal purple coloured tube, or calyx which gives the floral display an elegant two tone colour. 

Loose and relaxed in the garden Megan’s Magic works in well with other salvia’s with silvers and blues and looks amazing with yellow and orange colourings.

Small nectar birds, bees and butterflies are attracted to this beautiful Salvia too.

ignition purple Salvia

ignition purple Salvia

Salvia White Velour

A stunning pure white form of salvia that will flower from Summer through to the end of Autumn.

It is tolerant of part shade performing well in less than full sun positions.

Growing to into a loose bush of 90cm x 90cm.

Give it a little room to fill out and show off, you’ll be impressed with its long flowering stems and vigour.

The colour, white really lifts the spirit of the garden, you’ll find white Velour brings a crisp fresh joy to your outdoor space and it’s adored by the honey eaters and butterflies.

Buddleia Cran Razz

Buddleia Cran Razz

Plectranthus Velvet Elvis

What a stunner and true garden performer.
This particular plectranthus is very compact in form, a tight grower that will provide a tidy burst of autumn colour. 

Growing to only 70cm, Velvet Elvis looks sensational when planted in clusters and groups in the garden, creating a swathe of purple in the garden.

Long flowering, Velvet Elvis also has shapely leaves that have a slight purple colouration to them, a well groomed plant Elvis know to match the collar with the cuff. 

Plant Velvet Elvis in containers in mixed combinations, it will match perfectly with greys and whites and other purples and mauves.

Happy in Sun or Shade, this a plant that will provide you fantastic garden interest at a time when there is not a lot happening in the garden.

We love VELVET ELVIS.

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APRIL WHAT'S HOT

Salvia Ignition Purple

Looking for an explosion of purple in your garden?

This hardy dry tolerant salvia literally ignites colour and movement to a garden or pot.

Once it bangs into flower in late Spring Ignition Purple refires and refires, flower continuously into the last warm days of autumn.

This is a compact fast growing performer, It looks amazing planted with yellow, silver, or grey flowering, foliage plants.

Plant Ignition Purple in pots in the garden plant it anywhere you have space, it will bounce out at you and lure butterflies, bees and joy to your special space.

It will take full sun, and is also happy with a bit of dappled shade.

Clean up and prune coming into spring, feeding at this time is also beneficial. This is a plant that doesn’t a lot of feeding, once a year is just fine.

Growing to about 40cm high and 60cm wide 

ignition purple Salvia

ignition purple Salvia

Buddleia Cranrazz

Such a glorious plant! Smells like sweet lilac, these cranberry coloured long flowering panicles  are butterfly magnets. Colourful and totally deliciously scented, if you can’t see it in the garden you’ll delight in discovering by its sugary scent.

Cranrazz is a tight tidy version of a beautiful family of plants, Buddelia. This version is fabulous, growing into a round shrub about 1.5m by 1.5m. 

Happy to live in our tough SA climate, dry tolerant and hardy give Cranrazz full sun or a bit of light shade.

Looks amazing as an informal hedge, plant in groups or tuck into the back of flowering beds for big impact. 

Well behaved, feed in spring and watch it burst into bloom late summer and into autumn.

Buddleia Cran Razz

Buddleia Cran Razz

MARCH WHAT'S HOT

Kangaroo Paw 
Yellow Gem.

This is the Big Roo of the Kangaroo Paws.
Anigozanthos - Yellow Gem - can reach up to 2metres when in flower.

The Impressive size lends it to being worked into the back of garden beds or off into the distance.

Rising up and out Yellow Gem planted in bold groups will really jump (hop?) out from the landscape.

The flowering stems are very branched and floriferous, the yellow “paw” is set off dramatically from the red coloured flower stem. What a dramatic floral piece for an arrangement.

Feed using an organic all purpose in late winter and at the end of summer.

Cut back when flowers have finished..

Enduring Summer Red

Enduring Summer Red

Kniphofia  ‘Poco Orange’

If  you’re looking to bring honey eating birds and beautiful vivid colour to your garden, make space for Kniphofia poco orange.

This is a dwarf form of Kniphofia and behaves perfectly in the garden.

It grows in sweet clumps of about 30cm high.

The colour of the flowers is truly vibrant and this works to attract your eye, contrast with blue flowering plants or use in dark coloured pots and planters for full on impact.

For Impressive effect Kniphofia is best planted in swathes, groups or borders. 


You’ll get months of flowering value from Poco Orange - 

It is a perennial plant so you may find it retreats over the cold winter to return in spring. 

Give it a good feed then (spring) and watch it plump and build up for another year of flower and garden drama.

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FEBRUARY WHAT'S HOT

Cordyline
Electric Pink

Dramatic and Electric star will add colourful  interest to your pots and garden. A hardy plant it can create both smart, sharp design or soft pretty impact in your garden. This form stays compact and will not form a trunk, it grows to about 1.5m high.

Chocolate, raspberry and soft caramels colours stripe the leaves, they are fine and strappy,  For full sun to light shade positions. Plant this fabulous Cordyline in containers, combine them with other striking plant shapes and colours.  Importantly, plant them. Cordyline Electric Star is water thrifty and perfectly suited to South Australian gardens.

Enduring Summer Red

Enduring Summer Red

Dwarf Agapanthus 
Snowball and Baby Pete.

Both of these fabulous colour options White (Snowball) Blue ( Baby Pete) are dwarf form of the agapanthus.

Characteristically they are super hardy, non fuss rewarding plants. 

Both will grow to a clump of about 50cm.

A unique and extraordinary attribute of these dwarf Aggies is that they flower and flower. 

When they’re done, they don’t set seed. So they are non invasive.

Fabulous for edging garden beds, create large drifts for colour over hot summer days, fill pots and containers to the brim. 

They are beautiful version of a basic bread and butter plant.

Super hardy, well behaved

Both grow to around 50cm high & wide. 

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Rhaphiolepis ‘Oriental Rose.’  

What a Cracker Jack plant!

Rhaphiolepis, or the Indian hawthorn are sturdy plants.

This form is stunning.

When it’s in flower from spring into summer it is smothered from head to toe.

It is a pink flower bomb! Growing to only 1.5m high makes it a perfect small compact hedge or little barrier. 

Very suited to South Australian conditions as once settled it requires very little water, tolerates pretty harsh conditions and will tolerate light frosts.

It’s a handsome, high performing plant when it’s not in flower and just a damn show off when it is..

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JANUARY WHAT'S HOT

Crepe Myrtle
Enduring Summer

A smaller growing Crepe Myrtle. Enduring Summer will give that bubbly vivid colour and impact without the tower height of a full tree.

This makes it the ideal choice for informal hedging and group plantings.

Use it to tier under and around larger crepe myrtles and it’s a excellent performer in container plantings.

Flowering commences early in the summer and it will continue right through to autumn. The early spring foliage is a warm welcoming red and turns to glossy green as the leaves allow the flowers to take centre stage.

Super hardy, Enduring Summer is a delightful version of a South Australian favourite, the Crepe Myrtle.  

Compact 1.5m x 1.5m                                      

Tolerates heat and dry, deciduous and arty looking over the winter.

Enduring Summer Red

Enduring Summer Red

Pennisetum rubrum.

A really popular and loved grass, as it is so striking. Planted en masse, swathes of luscious maroon blades form elegant and graceful clusters that will move and shiver with the slightest breath of a breeze.

Plumes feathery and rosey coloured create interest and delight these long fluffy (flowering) wands, arch and wave from the body of the grass. 

This pennisetum is safe to plant as it is non invasive it’s quick to establish and looks fabulous in the garden, in pots or in huge plantings and makes big impact!

Keep the water and tucker up to while it’s establishing and then it’s pretty well set, for fun and garden enjoyment.

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Limonium perezii
Sea Lavender

What at little beauty this plant is! Super tough and will fill your garden with

Waves of purple colour. It’s large luscious lettuce like leaves are sturdy and the plant resilient. Once flowering begins in the late spring it will continue through the months while the weather is warm. 

The Limonium is a small growing clumping plant, when flowering it will be about 300mm high.

It works beautifully in group plantings and is complemented well with greys and pink colours. It looks amazing planted with Cotelydon and Erigeron spindrift. 

Use it to edge borders, fill spaces and containers.

Sea Lavenders are loved by butterflies, it will bring them to your summer garden.

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DECEMBER WHAT'S HOT

Perpetual Peace 
White Agapanthus.

White is a wonderful colour to use in the garden, particularly in summer.

Cool colours calm our eye, chill down the garden and bring a sense of tranquility to our outdoor spaces. White is the only “colour” we can see at night, when the evening temperatures keep us outdoors it makes sense to use a lot of summer white in the garden.

Perpetual Peace is a fabulous option in the agapanthus range. It’s a dwarf growing plant so perfect for trimming the edges of the garden, lining the driveway and filling gaps and containers.

It’s super tough, dry tolerant and once it begins flowering it doesn’t stop for MONTHS. It’s unbelievable, a repeat flowering Aggie. it starts in late spring and goes right through to into depths of autumn.
One of the many valuable attributes of Perpetual Peace is that it makes unviable seed, no threat to our bushlands and natural open spaces.

It’s a terrific tough and stylish agapanthus.

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Kangaroo Paw - Landscape Gold.

We love that we can fully say “check it out” ! This range of Kangaroo Paws have been tried and tested  for years around Adelaide by our Landscapers and it’s AMAZING. 

Driving about in the zones during late spring you’ll be seeing swathes of the landscape range of Kangaroo paws.
Glorious and golden, Landscape gold flowers it’s head off. If you are looking for a show of stunning Kangaroo paws this is the one. 

Tough and dry tolerant, one of the valuable features of Landscape Gold is it’s disease resistance, you will get years out of Landscape Gold.

Stunning impressive plant for use en masse, or for a single pop of colour.

Kangaroo paws are loved by butterflies and honey eaters, this is a native you have to have.

Keep them on the dry side once established and use a native fertiliser to keep them happy and hoppy!

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Erigeron Spindrift.

A super hardy, easy to grow, flowery fabulous version of a garden stalwart.

Spindrift keeps itself very tidy, making a compact dome of full on flower.

The flowers change colour as they open to when they finish, you’ll have white, pinks, soft reds with splashes of stamens, golden yellow, it’s a little Van Gogh painting in your garden or pot. 

Make a statement plant a few together, combines beautifully with most plants happily.

Loves full sun and although dry tolerant it does like a bit of a drink and feed to keep chugging along.

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NOVEMBER WHAT'S HOT

Carex Feather Falls

If you are looking to fill your pots and containers with a plant that always sings for it’s supper, Feather Falls is the plant you’re looking for!
Feather Falls has a beautiful habit. As it plumps and thickens its variegated, grassy stems curl and twist gently downward, it’s lush and textual and always interesting. Feather Falls has great appeal planted on its own and is super happy to be combined with other plants.
Hardy and easy to care for, this is a super duper plant, that minds it’s own business, it is a lovely non invasive grass that will delight you.

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Nemesia
Rhubarb and Custard

What a gorgeous little treasure!
Nemesias are petite, pretty little plants, that are perfect for pots and containers. 
Plant them as border plants, or hem the edge of a path or corner that needs a some fragrant colourful cheeriness.
Work them into combination plantings or fill a planter bowl for the outside table, the sweet fragrance of the nemesia will lift your spirits. 
Rhubarb and Custard is a long lasting, flowering pot of colour, tuck it away from frosty spots and it will flower for weeks and weeks.

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Kangaroo Paw
Frosty Red

The Wonder Hedge

This is a super new version of one of the great hedging plants of our time.
The Photinia.
Wonder hedge is what we call a set and forget hedge. It is tough and once settled will tolerate periods of dryness, it withstands frosts, it is resilient and disease resistant.
The stunning red colour on its new growth will create interest and appeal all year.
Wonder hedge is a unique plant that has a “self branching” habit, this reduces the need to prune the plant, it will form thick, tight hedges, without too much effort from you.
Plant at 3 per metre to create a thick, marvellous set and forget hedge..

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OCTOBER WHAT'S HOT

Rhaphiolepis  Oriental Pearl.

his is a terrific variety of Rhaphiolepis - Oriental pearl is tough and super hardy, it makes a perfect hedge particularly in challenging positions. The dark leathery green leaves are compact and the plant makes a general rounded shape of about 1m high and wide.

Oriental pearl bursts into full white bloom in spring creating an impressive show.
It’s elegant stylish and easy to manage. Once settled Oriental Pearl copes well with periods of dry and is not bothered by frost, or coastal environs.
We recommend for hedging you plant at 4 per metre.

Rhaphiolepis Oriental Pearl.

Rhaphiolepis Oriental Pearl.

Kangaroo Paw - Frosty Red

Create a stunning display with this glorious, and much loved native - the Kangaroo Paw.
Frosty red is a new form of Kangaroo Paw that has been bred for disease resistance that combined with the natural resilience and adaptability of this striking Aussie Native makes it a must have for the garden.

Plant in clusters or large swathes or use it in  a stylish combination in containers, 
Use a native fertiliser, and keep on the dry side. 
Birds and Butterflies will welcome this plant into your garden.

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Kangaroo Paw
Frosty Red

Nandina Obsession

This is a great name for this lovely Nandina as we are a bit obsessed with it. As it’s such a beaut performer, at any time of the year it looks impressive. It’s hardy and tolerant of a wide range of environments.

Plant it in tight groups or as informal hedges or as a intermediate planting between other taller and lower growing plants to make a real statement. Growing to around 70cm high Nandina Obsession is a “can’t go wrong” kinda plant.

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SEPTEMBER WHAT'S HOT

NEW RELEASE -SUPER DUPER -
The Blue Pearl

The Blue Pearl is an evergreen Blueberry.   This is a must have for every household that loves eating blueberries. Now you can grow your own! The Blue Pearl is tough and not afraid of frosts, fruit begins to ripen in late spring and summer. You’ll need a few plants to keep up supply if you’re a blueberry munching family, so plant a hedge of them, they make a very impressive border plant. They are fabulous in pots and containers too.  Grow them in light shade or full sun, they prefer an acidic soil so if in doubt of your soil PH use a camellia and azalea fertiliser for perfect results. The Blue Pearl is a fun and productive plant and a perfect project plant for kids.  Deliciously versatile The Blue Pearl evergreen Blueberry will work beautifully in your South Australian outdoor space.  Grows to about a metre high and wide.

The Blue Pearl is an evergreen Blueberry.
This is a must have for every household that loves eating blueberries. Now you can grow your own! The Blue Pearl is tough and not afraid of frosts, fruit begins to ripen in late spring and summer. You’ll need a few plants to keep up supply if you’re a blueberry munching family, so plant a hedge of them, they make a very impressive border plant. They are fabulous in pots and containers too.
Grow them in light shade or full sun, they prefer an acidic soil so if in doubt of your soil PH use a camellia and azalea fertiliser for perfect results. The Blue Pearl is a fun and productive plant and a perfect project plant for kids.
Deliciously versatile The Blue Pearl evergreen Blueberry will work beautifully in your South Australian outdoor space.
Grows to about a metre high and wide.

Acmena fire screen   Grows like fire and it’s coppery red colour makes it looks like it’s on fire. This terrific super fast growing variety of Lilly pilly will reach 4 metres. It’s tight in habit so it forms a really compact hedge. Once settled in and formed Fire screen will tolerate periods of dry, it’s psyllid resistant and easily pruned to shape. Fire Screen is a colourful bright cheery hedge that will glow in your garden.

Acmena fire screen

Grows like fire and it’s coppery red colour makes it looks like it’s on fire.
This terrific super fast growing variety of Lilly pilly will reach 4 metres.
It’s tight in habit so it forms a really compact hedge. Once settled in and formed Fire screen will tolerate periods of dry, it’s psyllid resistant and easily pruned to shape. Fire Screen is a colourful bright cheery hedge that will glow in your garden.

Pittosporum Silver Sheen   This is a classic! Pittosporum Sliver Sheen has been a hedging favourite for years. It’s hardy, adaptable, fast growing, and will grow up, to around 4 or 5 metres. The small glossy, silvery leaves flicker and glisten in the sunlight bringing a shimmery brightness to the garden. The almost black stems of Silver Sheen create a stylish foil for the silvery coloured foliage. It’s a popular all rounder that will work hard to impress and perform for you. Offering great value this month on the what’s hot promotion, in 14cm pots as you can cost effectively buy up big numbers to create big long hedges.

Pittosporum Silver Sheen

This is a classic! Pittosporum Sliver Sheen has been a hedging favourite for years.
It’s hardy, adaptable, fast growing, and will grow up, to around 4 or 5 metres.
The small glossy, silvery leaves flicker and glisten in the sunlight bringing a shimmery brightness to the garden. The almost black stems of Silver Sheen create a stylish foil for the silvery coloured foliage.
It’s a popular all rounder that will work hard to impress and perform for you.
Offering great value this month on the what’s hot promotion, in 14cm pots as you can cost effectively buy up big numbers to create big long hedges.

AUGUST WHAT'S HOT.

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Cordyline
Electric Pink.

Dramatic and colourful this wonderfully hardy plant can create both smart, sharp design or soft pretty impact in your garden.

The vivid hot pint leaf is edged with a deep maroon, fine and strappy, these “electric pink” leaves encircle tall stems, that grow to around 1.2metres. For full sun to light shade positions

Plant this fabulous Cordyline in containers, combine them with other striking plant shapes and colours.  Importantly, plant them. Cordyline Electric Pink is water thrifty and perfectly suited to South Australian gardens.

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Aloe Sea Urchin.

An amazing plant that will light up your winter garden with it’s warm orangey red flowering stems.

And it flowers it’s head off. Your winter garden will be “on fire” for months.

The stunning bluey green foliage will create interest in the garden all year round.

Loved by honey eaters and other native birds, Aloe Sea Urchin is super tough growing to a very compact tidy clump of about 30cm x 30 cm

Plant en-masse or a huge swathes then top dress with fine gravels or warm coloured gritty sands for real garden WOW.

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Nandina
Magical Day Break

Nandina’s have been a super popular and super useful garden plants for “ever”. This is a fabulous new form that has been recently developed, all the badly behaved bits have been extracted and only the best features remain.

Tight and compact this Nandina grows into a perfect 50cm x 50cm shape, soft and ferny foliage with glorious colours and tones of russet reds and vivid limey greens, it is never without interest.

So happy and compliant this is a wonder plant, suited to all gardens, plant in groups pots or use to make beautiful borders.

JULY WHATS HOT.

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Rhapolepis
Snow Maiden

Is one of the best alternatives to English Box. It’s faster growing, more adaptable, disease resistant and dry tolerant.
Truthfully it’s one of Carl Heyne’s top ten favourite plants. 

This premium selection of the rhapholepis family is glorious in all stages. with its very dark green foliage that reflects light, bouncing shining shadows through the plant, the veins and stems have a very classy light russet colour that offsets the dark foliage superbly. The copper coloured new growth on Snow Maiden is only surpassed when the plant bursts into an amazing display of early spring flowering. 

Growing to around a metre in height, these plants are available in 20cm pots that for hedge planting we’d suggest you space at 3 to 4 per metre. This will give you a full impressive hedge within three years, with good garden sense and nurture. 

Rhapiolepis Snow Maiden is an excellent choice, it’s a tough and handsome hedger for S A Gardens.

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Lomandra
Lime Tuff

With so many lomandra’s on the market, how do you choose which one?

Lime tuff is our recommended selection for Adelaide gardens, as it really stands up to our harsh conditions with ease.

It’s an elegant fine leaf form, and planted en masse makes huge garden impact.  

Strong and quick growing Lime Tuff never looks ratty. We vote it the #1 choice for Adelaide gardens

Plant in groups or combine in containers with other plants and create WOW. 

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Viburnum tinus

This plant should be listed in the plant hall of fame.

It’s been a popular and ever performing garden plant for decades. It is almost Indestructible.

Tolerant of anything that South Australian climates can throw at it Viburnum tinus, laughs at frost, drought & wind. 

A true hedging classic, or stand alone small tree, or a relaxed shrub to hang out where no other plant dares.                                             

Always on song - quick growing - super hardy, We all love Viburnum tinus

Grows up to 3 metres