This easy to care for evergreen Australian grass-like perennial is an excellent choice as a border plant in front of shrubs or in a mass planting. Attractive blue-green foliage with pale violet flowers in the warmer months followed by purple berries. Not picky to soil type. Tolerates higher heat and coastal conditions. Once established very low water requirement. Full sun to light shade.
Evergreen, compact, easy-care clumping perennial best suited for mass plantings or shrub borders. Beautiful blue-green foliage and pale violet flowers follwed by purple berries really is an eye catcher! Tolerates coastal conditions, most soils, low water requirement and low maintenance.
Bold blue foliage creates a fine textured accent. Stands alone or in groups and masses. Architectural form plays well in modern gardens. Tolerates wide range of soils, drought, humidity and heat. Evergreen. Fast growing to 18 to 24 in. tall and wide.
Unique green foliage has a red base which becomes more acute in colder months, fading to green in summer. Blue flowers on red stems followed by purple berries. Excellent choice for both tropical and modern garden design. Evergreen. Fast growing foliage forms a clump 18 to 24 in. tall and wide; flower spikes to 3 ft. tall.
Dianella Tasmanica 'Variegata', sometimes known as White Striped Tasman Flax Lily, grows 1 to 2 feet tall. This clumping, low water requiring dianella is grown for its bold white striped leaves. The small flowers, which appear in mid spring, have pale violet sepals with white-striped green petals. These flowers are followed by attractive, dark blue berries. It is best grown in light shade but will do well in full coastal sun if grown in well drained soil.
Guaranteed to light up shady spots in the garden. Stiff upright, arching leaves have alternating stripes of lemon yellow, lime green and dark green. Sprays of purple-blue flowers on wiry two foot stems are followed by stunning turquoise blue berries in summer. 2 ft. tall and wide.
Dianthus 'Miss Pinkie' grows fragrant salmon pink flowers in spring, usually with double blooms. It is a perennial that likes to grow in full sun. It is a dwarf species growing 6"x12". 'Miss Pinky' requires regular water.
The Dianthus 'Rosie Cheeks' has vibrant pink flowers that look especially stunning combined with blue and purple shades. Dianthus will bloom from mid-summer to early fall. For a longer bloom time it’s necessary to deadhead the blooms continuously throughout the summer. Dianthus needs a sunny site with well-drained soil but it will tolerate some shade in the afternoon. These fragrant flowers look wonderful as a border plant, arranged in rock gardens, planted along walks or paths, used for edging and make a good addition to cottage gardens.
Dianthus “Red Hots' produce brilliant red flowers clustered atop short stems. They have a delightful fragrance. 'Red Hots' are ideal for small planters such as window boxes as they only grow to a height of 12-15". They grow best in full sun to part shade.
Dianthus needs a sunny site with well-drained soil, but will tolerate some shade in the afternoon. These fragrant flowers look wonderful as a border plant, in rock gardens, along walks or paths and for edging.
Village Nurseries thinks Dicksonia antarctica is probably the best known of all the treeferns. It has been grown for its ease of cultivation, great beauty, and cold-hardiness. It is probably the most commont treefern in Australia as well. In the wild it can be found growing throughout the forests of eastern Australia, Tasmania, and some sub-Antarctic islands where the temperature seldom if ever rises above 65°F. The name "Tasmanian treefern" is misleading since the vast majority of them are not in Tasmania.
This species is probably the largest of the Dicksonias, occasionally reaching the height of 50 ft. though 20 ft. is more the usual. The fronds most often grow to about 8-10' in length, but under exceptionally good conditions, fronds as long as 14' have been seen. The uncurling fronds are covered with soft, reddish-brown hairs. Growth is moderate, but trunk development is relatively slow - about 1" per year. Some in coastal California have grown 3" per year. In pot cultivation the fronds will be smaller and trunk development will be slower.
Moderate to fast-growing evergreen perennial with narrow, stiff, upright green leaves forming a large clump to 24-30" tall and wide. Stems of showy, long-lasting, iris-like creamy-yellow flowers with vivid brownish-maroon spots, rise above the foliage spring through summer, nearly year-round in mild climates. Well-suited in beds or mixed borders, as an accent or container specimen, or as an exotic-looking poolside planting. Tolerates heat and has low water needs once established. Full to partial sun.
Moderate-growing evergreen perennial to 2-3’ tall, clumping to 3-4’ wide. This popular landscape favorite is revered for its durability and floriferous nature, forming a vase-shaped clump of narrow, upright bluish-green leaves, accented with multi-branched stems of showy Iris-like white flowers with vivid yellow and purplish-blue markings. Flowers begin rising above the foliage in spring, continuing throughout summer. Tolerates heat and drought once established, and is well-suited in mixed shrub borders, as an accent or container specimen, and is a popular choice for pond or poolside plantings. Tolerates a variety of soil conditions, and prefers a full to partial sun exposure.
This evergreen perennial has variegated leaves that are a dull green with creamy-yellow marginal stripes that produces clumps of long, upright narrow leaves that reach 4 feet tall. The flowers rise above the foliage and have outer white petals with a golden area near the base and the inner petals are white flecked with brown at the base. Flowers year round in coastal southern California gardens with individual flower lasting only one day, but are quickly followed by new flowers. Flushes of flowers appear on roughly a two week cycle which has given this plant its common name of fortnight lily. The fortnight lily is very drought tolerant in shade but can also be grown in full sun with regular to occasional irrigation. Seems to bloom best with regular watering. A good container plant or use in mass.
A superior selection with increased tolerance to heavy, poorly drained soil and hot, humid environments. In Southern regions, this variety is resistant to root and crown disease, unlike the regular species. Exotic white flowers with yellow-orange markings appear on tall stalks and do not set seedpods, resulting in a prolonged bloom period. Improved foliage is a brighter green with wider and longer leaf blades.
Digitalis purpurea (Foxglove, Purple Foxglove, Lady's Glove) is a flowering plant native to most of Europe. It is easily grown in average, well-drained soil. Full sun to part shade. Foxglove prefers moist, organically rich, acidic soils and grown in part shade. It is important that the soil not be allowed to dry out. Foxglove is a biennial and can establish colonies in the garden that will persist for years as if they were perennials.
Flowers are especially attractive to hummingbirds. The plant leaves are a source of the drug digitalis and are highly poisonous. Foxglove is a late spring bloomer that reaches its peak around the time roses begin to bloom. After Foxglove flowers the plants can become somewhat scraggly by late summer. Individual flowers resemble the snipped off fingers of a glove, hence the common name of foxglove.
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