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.
Crinodendron hookerianum (Lantern Tree)
- Usually Flowers : May, June, July, August
Stunning, evergreen with toothed, elliptic, dark green leaves. Pendant, crimson to deep carmine-pink flowers, mostly as lantern-shaped buds, along stems. May to August. Ht.5mt.(16ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained acid soil. Good for woodland gardens. Protect in cool greenhouse or conservatory in cold areas.
Lychnis coronaria Atrosanguinea Group (Campion)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
- Suitable for cut flowers
Rosettes of silvery, woolly leaves with branched stems bearing vivid, velvety, magenta flowers. July to August. Ht.75cm.(2.5ft.). Grow in sun or part shade and fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Good for front of borders, coastal areas and as cut flower. Will readily self-seed.