Acacia pravissima (Ovens Wattle)
- Usually Flowers : March, April
Evergreen, large shrub or small tree with drooping branches, covered in spiny, false leaves. Clusters of scented. bright yellow flowers smother the branches in early spring. Ht.8mt.(25ft.). Needs full sun in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic soil. Frost hardy. Best grown in a warm position with shelter or in a container as a multi-stemmed specimen. Drought tolerant.
Acacia retinodes (Swamp Wattle)
- Usually Flowers : January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Spreading small tree or large shrub with slender stems and evergreen, lance-shaped, bluish-green phyllodes. Short racemes of spherical, lemon-yellow flowerheads throughout the year. Ht.8mt.(25ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile, slightly acid soil. Frost tender so give shelter and protect in cold areas. Good as specimen plant.
Anchusa azurea Loddon Royalist (Alkanet)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July
Rosettes of coarsely hairy basal leaves. Sturdy, branching stems carry intense blue flowers. May to July. Ht.90cm.(3ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained, fertile soil. Can be cut back hard after flowering to give repeats. Good for borders. Attractive to bees.