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.
Festuca glauca Elijah Blue (Fescue)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August
Clumps of spikey, intense icey-blue foliage and brownish flowerheads. June to August. Ht.35cm.(1ft.). Grow in full sun and moist, well-drained soil. Good for edging and gravel gardens.
Phygelius x rectus Devil's Tears (Cape Figwort)
- Usually Flowers : June, July, August, September
- Suitable for cut flowers
Suckering semi-evergreen with erect, long spikes bearing pendent, tubular, red flowers with yellow throats. June to September. Ht.70cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for mixed border, patios or containers.