Baloskion pallens Didgery Sticks
Lomandra  confertifolia Echidna Grass
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Baloskion pallens Didgery Sticks    

SPECIES: Baloskion pallens Didgery Sticks®
 
ORIGIN: Sunshine Coast Australia

PROTECTION STATUS: (PBR) Plant Breeders Rights.

USES: Didgery Sticks® is an Australian native that makes a magnificent architectural statement in a decorative pot, as foliage in a vase or planted in ground. It can be used as a hedging plant, as a feature against walls and around water features.

CHARACTERISTICS: Green upright tubular stems with eye catching scarlet red bands. A classic vase shape appearance.

FOLIAGE: Didgery Sticks® is an Australian native with dark green, cylindrical stems that shoot from the base of the plant. The older stem segment turn from green to an attractive scarlet red, giving a distinct banded appearance.

FLOWER: Didgery Sticks® produces small reddish golden brown terminal flowers in spring.

HABIT: Upright growing habit, grows to I meter in height 0.5m in width.

HARDINESS: Frost tolerant, humidity tolerant, Didgery Sticks® grows in the cold climate of Melbourne as well as the warmth and humidity in the tropics of Cairns.

CULTURE: In a pot use a high quality native potting mix and place a saucer under the pot to prevent drying out. In ground Didgery Sticks® tolerates most soil conditions and requires minimal water when mulched and when the roots are fully established. Take care when transplanting Didgery Sticks® out of the pot, ensure you do not disturb the root ball.

POSITION: Prefers full sun to part shade (well lit patio).

CARE: Didgery Sticks® is a very hungry plant. A generous application of top dress8-9 month slow release nativefertiliser will retain its colour and vigour. Didgery Sticks® can be pruned after flowering in late spring by removing the flower heads. To keep a tidy appearance in pots, stems should be plucked from the base if they are broken, old or weak to retain their classic vase shape appearance

WATER: If in a pot ensure Didgery Sticks does not dry out by placing a saucer under it. Didgery Sticks® is a versatile plant, when in the ground it requires minimal water once fully established and mulched. Didgery Sticks® can handle being planted marginally on the edges of ponds or mass planted in landscapes where there is a definite drainage problem.

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Lomandra confertifolia Echidna Grass

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      A SELECTION FROM THE AUSTRALIAN BORN & BRED RANGE

SPECIES: Lomandra confertifolia spp. confertifolia

ORIGIN: Sunshine Coast Australia


USES: Echidna Grass is ideal for rockeries, borders, planting on masse, or as a pet Echidna in a pot on the front patio.

CHARACTERISTICS: Echidna Grass Lomandra is a tough Aussie native that resembles the shape of an Echidna. Echidna Grass makes a great foliage feature that is easy care and low in maintenance.

FOLIAGE:
Echidna Grass Lomandra has fine short lush lime green leaves that form a rounded neat clump.

HABIT: Echidna Grass has a compact habit growing to a clump of 30cm.

 

HARDINESS: This selected form of confertifolia is native to Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, where weather conditions vary from hot, wet, humid summers to cold frosty winters. Echidna Grass is not only drought tolerant once established in the ground, but will handle the humid conditions not normally suited to drought tolerant plants.

CULTURE: Prefers to be free draining in a pot or in ground.

POSITION: Performs best in full sun or part shade.

CARE: Fertilise Echidna Grass quarterly as the seasons change with a 3-4 month native slow release fertilise; the occasional prune will also enhance the Echidna Grass shape.

WATER:. Very low water requirement once established in ground.
If in a pot keep moist and water when required.

Echidna Grass

 

Lomandra rubigenosa Stormy Seas Plant Breeder Rights Granted  

SPECIES: Lomandra confertifolia spp rubiginosa Stormy Seas

ORIGIN
: Australia

PROTECTION STATUS: (PBR) Provisional Plant Breeders Rights.

CHARACTERISTICS:
Eye catching fine blue foliage with a natural weeping effect.

FOLIAGE:
Stormy Seas™ is an impressive selection of Lomandra confertifolia that boasts bluish silver foliage turning to purple at the base. Stormy Seas™ has a magnificent weeping effect giving that coastal look and feel.

FLOWER:
From spring to summer Stormy Seas™ has small yellow highly fragrant flowers that appear amongst the foliage.

HABIT:
weeping habit, growing to 75cm in height 50cm in width.

USES:
Stormy Seas™ is an Australian native that looks fantastic when planted en masse, or cascading over retaining walls; creates a great border or feature plant in a decorative pot.

HARDINESS: Stormy Seas™ unlike many drought tolerant plants Stormy Seas™ handles the wet humid coastal conditions, frosts, as well as dry drought conditions. Stormy Seas™ is grown successfully from Melbourne up to Cairns.

CULTURE:
Stormy Seas™ performs best in free draining soil, in a pot use a premium native potting mix.

POSITION:
Stormy Seas™ prefers a sunny or partly shaded position

CARE:
Stormy Seas™ is easy care, fertilise quarterly with a 3-4 month slow release native fertiliser as the seasons change, the occasional trim back will keep Stormy Seas™ looking vibrant.

WATER: Very low water requirement once established.Water mister

 

Stormy Seas

 

Mondo Grass Strip N Lay Exclusively grown & designed by Fortune-8

PRODUCT: Ophiopogan Mini & Maxi Strip n Lay™

ORIGIN: Developed by Fortune-8

PROTECTION STATUS: Australian Patent Pending, Australian Registered Design.

USES: The mondo Strip n Lay™ is designed to provide professional landscapers and gardeners with an instant planting system for use between pavers. At 50mm high X 50mm wide X 300mm long these handy plant strips are the perfect dimensions for planting between standard pavers. With no messy plant splitting or transplant setback.

CHARACTERISTICS: The Strip n Lay™ comes in a handy compact rigid plastic tray with 8 individual strips totalling 2.2 lineal metres of mondo grass (Mini or Maxi).

Modo Strip N Lay

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Tiny Dancer    

SPECIES: Dietes iridioides Tiny Dancer
  
ORIGIN: Africa

USES: Magnificent foliage plant. Great in pots or around ponds and mass planted in the garden.

CHARACTERISTICS: Clump forming perennial.

FOLIAGE: Blue green strap like foliage displayed in a fan array.

FLOWER: Produces white iris like flowers with yellow & blue blotches in spring and summer.

HABIT: Upright fan shaped habit, grows to 25cm in height and 25cm in width.

HARDINESS: Frost tolerant, drought tolerant and humidity tolerant, Tiny Dancer grows in the cold climate of Melbourne as well as the warmth and humidity in the tropics of Cairns.

CULTURE: In a pot use a premium potting mix, keep well drained, in ground prefers to be in free draining fertile soil.

POSITION: Prefers full sun to part shade (well lit patio).

CARE: Fertilise biannually with a 6-8 month slow release fertiliser.

WATER: Tiny Dancer once established in ground has a low water requirement. In a pot keep moist and water when required.
Tiny Dancer
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