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Acacia fimbriata dwarf
Acacia fimbriata  Dwarf form  Fringed Wattle        Seed grown
0.8m x 1m Fl. Spring
Dwarf form of this popular hardy wattle - origin unknown

Small compact shrub with narrow green leaves, weeping branches and masses of small yellow globular flowerheads at the ends of the branches. Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soil types. Suited as a specimen shrub, foreground, tubs.
Square tube $5.00
Banksia Roller Coaster
Banksia integrifolia  RollerCoaster           
0.3 m x 4 m Fl. Autumn - Winter
Seedling which originated at Austraflora Nurseries in 1973 and named after the way the arching branches roll over each other.

Spreading groundcover with large wedge shaped leaves and yellow flower brushes which are well displayed. Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable but best grown in a well-drained soil.  Good for embankments, covering a difficult area or spilling over a wall.  Prune lightly to promote density. Attracts honeyeaters.
Square tube $5.00

Boronia heterophylla x megastigma
Boronia heterophylla x megastigma Purple Jared
1 m x 0.6 m  Fl. Spring
Hybrid selection developed in WA

Upright dense shrub with
fine aromatic foliage and masses of  wine red flowers.  Moderately frost and drought hardy. Grows best in well-drained soils in semi-shade. Foreground shrub, against the house, courtyards, tubs. Prune lightly after flowering. Place large rocks around the base of the plant and do not allow to dry out.
Square tube $5.00   
Bulbine semibarbata
Bulbine semibarbata  Leek lily
75cm  x 20cm  Fl.  Spring/Summer/Autumn

Grows naturally near the coast and inland on granite outcrops and salt lake margins; widespread.

Perennial herbaceous plant with fine tubular leaves like chives and produces many upright flowering stalks bearing clusters of up to 50 small yellow flowers. Dies back in winter and regenerates in spring.  Forms a dense clump and will spread by seed.  Adaptable to most soils. Suitable for rockeries, foreground planting, vertical accent in the garden, fill in between small shrubs. Corms should be left to mature. May be toxic to sheep.

Square tube  $5.00
Callistemon Candle Glow
Callistemon pallidus Candle Glow
 1 m  x 2 m  Fl. Spring-Summer
Dense compact low shrub with narrow stiff greyish leaves and lemon yellow brushes. Frost/ drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils. Specimen, rockeries. Foreground planting. Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Callistemon Firebrand
Callistemon Firebrand
0.6m x 1.5m  Fl. Spring/Summer
Callistemon 'Firebrand' was a seedling raised by Austraflora Nursery and planted in their grounds at Montrose in 1973

Low spreading multi-branched shrub withsmall stiff leaves and masses of bright red brushes.  Frost and drought hardy. Suited to most soils. Foreground shrub, rockeries, embankments, courtyards, tubs. Highly bird attractive. Prune lightly after flowering.
Square tube  $5.00
Callistemon Rocky Rambler
Callistemon pearsonii Rocky Rambler              
0.5m x 1m  Fl. Spring/Summer
Dwarf form of C. pearsonii which grows naturally on the Blackdown Tableland of Qld.

Low spreading shrub with
small stiff leaves and masses of bright red brushes tipped with yellow.  Frost and drought hardy. Suited to most soils. Foreground shrub, rockeries, embankments, courtyards, tubs. Highly bird attractive. Prune lightly after flowering.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa alba pannosa Western Pink Star
Correa alba var pannosa ‘Western Pink Star’
0.2 m x 1 m Fl. Autumn-Winter
Originated on a headland near Warrnambool Victoria.

Low growing spreading dense shrub with small round hairy grey-green leaves and small pale pink star flowers which stand out from the foliage. Frost and drought hardy. Prefers well-drained soil in full sun. Suited to rockeries, tubs or as a groundcover in the garden.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa alba x Portland Belle
Correa alba var. alba x ‘Portland Belle’ (Flared Bell)
0.8 m x 1 m  Fl. Autumn - Winter
Originated in a garden in the Portland area of Victoria.

Compact shrub with rough dark green leaves and large red flowers which split open to reveal a white throat and green tips. Frost and drought hardy. Prefers a well-drained site in part shade. Low maintenance. Birds.
Correa Federation Belle
Correa 'Federation Belle'
C. Marian's Marvel  x C. reflexa var speciosa
0.6 m x 1 m Fl. Summer - Winter
Chance seedling which arose at Mole Station Nursery and launched at the Centenary of Federation in Tenetrfield in 2001.

Spreading dense shrub with mid green leaves and attractive large pink and cream bell flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Suited as a foreground shrub, in rockeries or tubs. Easy care shrub. Bird attractive.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa calycina Pink Panther
Correa calycina x decumbens  Pink Panther
0.6 m x 1m  Fl. Summer-Autumn

Origin unknown. Named by Clive Larkman of SA.

Low growing spreading dense groundcover with bright red bells.
Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils and conditions. Grows best in well drained soil in full sun. Suits underplanting, rockeries, embankments, tubs.

Square tube  $5.00
Correa decumbens
Correa decumbens
0.2 m x 1 m Fl. Summer-Winter.

Grows naturally on Kangarro Island and in the Adelaide Hills

Small spreading dense shrub with pink/green bell flowers. Frost and drought hardy. Well-drained soil, full sun to part shade. Suits rockeries, tubs, foreground planting in garden. Attracts birds.

The distinguishing feature of this plant is that the flowers stand vertically upright from the stems. Birds hop along the ground and poke their beaks in to get at the nextar. There are many hybrids with flowers that poke out at all angles.

Square tube  $5.00
Correa decumbens x Karwarra
Correa 'Karwarra'                               Long lived, reliable, very hardy, suppresses weeds.
C. decumbens x reflexa

0.6 m x 1 m Fl. Summer-Winter.
Originated at Karwarra Gardens in the Yarra Ranges on the outskirts of Melbourne.

Small spreading dense shrub with pink/green bell flowers. Frost and drought hardy. Well-drained soil, full sun to part shade. Suits rockeries, tubs, foreground planting in garden. Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Cdecubens x Red Devil
Correa decumbens x reflexa 'Red Devil '       Excellent groundcover
0.3 m x 1 m  Fl. All year
Origin unknown but believed to be a seedling from a Melbourne garden.

Low growing spreading dense shrub with masses of bright red bells. Frost/drought hardy and long lived. Adaptable. Well-drained site in full sun. Foreground planting, rockeries and tubs. Low maintenance shrub. Bird attractive.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa glabra x Lime Splice
Correa glabra x calycina Lime Splice
1 m x 1 m  Fl. Summer - Winter
Seedling which arose in a Canberra garden after the 2003 bushfires.

Attractive dense shrub with bright green leaves and green flowers. Frost/drought hardy. Well-drained soil. Full sun to part shade. Rockeries, tubs. Prune in summer. Birds

Square tube  $5.00


Correa Kiss me kate
Correa 'Kiss Me Kate'
C. pulchella x bachouseana

0.3 m x 0.6 m Fl. Summer - Spring
Originated as a chance seedling at Mole River Native Nursery

Compact low growing spreading small shrub with shiny dark-green leaves and salmon pink bells with a pale pink throat. Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in a well-drained site in full sun. Suited to foreground planting, groundcover, rockeries, tubs.  Bird attractive.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa Mannii
Correa pulchella x 'Mannii'
C. pulchella x C. reflexa
1m x 1 m Fl. Autumn - Winter
Believed to be a chance seedling which originated in Sir Frederick Mann's garden in Melbourne.

Open shrub with arching branches, small dark green leaves and attractive deep pink bell flowers with recurved tips. Frost/drought hardy.Adaptable to most soils.  Part shade. Easy care plant. Suits foreground planting in garden, filler between other shrubs, tubs. Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa pulchella Pink Mist
Correa pulchella x 'Pink Mist'              Old faithful
0.8 cm x 1 m Fl. Autumn - Winter
Wild selection from Yorke Peninsula - name registered with ACRA in 1987.

Compact small shrub with small dark green leaves and attractive salmon pink bell flowers with recurved tips. Frost/drought hardy.Adaptable to most soils. Full sun to part shade. Easy care plant. Suits foreground planting in garden, rockeries, tubs. Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa pulchella Firebird
Correa pulchella  Firebird
1 m x 1m Fl. Aut-Spring
Originated as a seedling in the garden of Marion Beek, Naracoorte, South Australia in 1990.
Attractive small shrub with reddish pink bell flowers. Frost/drought hardy. Well-drained soil. Part shade. Foreground shrub, rockeries, courtyards, tubs.  can be grown under trees. Attracts birds
Square tube  $5.00
Correa reflexa x Lemon Twist
Correa reflexa Lemon Twist
0.3 m x 1.5 m Fl. Autumn - Spring
Appears to be a form of the Correa growing on the headlands around Warrnambool Vic.

Low growing spreading dense shrub with grey green rounded leaves and masses of pale yellow-green short wide bells with dark anthers. Frost and drought hardy and long lived. Adaptable to most soils. Best grown in a well-drained site in full sun. Suited to foreground planting in the garden, groundcover, rockeries and tubs. Low maintenance shrub. Bird attractive.

Square tube  $5.00
Correa reflexa var angustifolia
C. reflexa var.angustifolia                               Rare!
60cm x 60cm Fl. Winter-Spring.
Correa which grows naturally in the Grampians Vic.

Open shrub with dark green very narrow leaves and large long bright red/green bell flowers. Moderately hardy. Well-drained soil. Best grown in part shade. Foreground planting, tubs. Attracts honeyeaters.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa reflexa Country Belle
Correa 'Country Belle '                    New!
C. reflexa
var. speciosa
0.4 m x 0.6 m Fl. Summer - Autumn
Originated in Mole Station Nursery near Tenterfield. Original called 'New Year' then changed.
Small open shrub with very large red/green bell flowers.  Frost/drought hardy. Well-drained soil. Full sun to part shade. Suits rockeries, tubs, foreground planting in garden. Attracts birds. Tip prune to promote density.
Square tube  $5.00
Correa reflexa var speciosa
C. reflexa var. speciosa
60cm x 1m Fl. Winter-Spring.
Grows naturally in the Gippsland area of Victoria

Open spreading shrub with dark green narrow leaves and large bright red/green bell flowers. Moderately hardy. Well-drained soil. Best grown in part shade. Foreground planting, tubs. Attracts honeyeaters. Tip prune regularly to promote density.

Square tube  $5.00
Crowea exalata
Crowea exalata
0.6m x 0.6m Fl. Most of year
Grows naturally in eastern Australia in eucalypt forests and on sand.

Small dense shrub with fine foliage and bright pink star flowers. Frost/drought hardy. Well-drained soil. Full sun to part shade. Rockeries, tubs, foreground. Prune lightly to shape.
140mm $10.00
Crowea exalata low
Crowea exalata low
0.4m x 1m Fl. Most of year
Low form of this popular shrub.

Low dense shrub with fine foliage and pale pink star flowers. Frost/drought hardy. Well-drained soil. Full sun to part shade. Rockeries, tubs, foreground. Prune lightly to shape.
Square tube  $5.00
CroweaPoorindaEcstasy
Crowea Poorinda Ecstasy
0.5m x 0.6m Fl. Most of year
Small dense shrub with masses of bright pink star flowers. Moderately frost and drought hardy. Well-drained soil. Does best in part shade. Foreground planting in garden, tubs. Prune lightly to shape.
Square tube  $5.00

Dianella revoluta
Dianella revolutaFlax Lily                           Local
0.8m x 0.5m Fl. Summer/Autumn
Widespread in woodlands and Mallee scrub across Australia

Strappy plant with tall narrow upright leaves in a clump and small light blue flowers in sprays at the ends of tall thin stalks. The flowers mature into blue edible berries. Frost and drought hardy. Will self-seed to form new clumps. Suited as a foliage contrast in the garden, around ponds, rockeries.
Square tube  $5.00
Eremophila debilis
Eremophila debilis                                        Aboriginal food         
0.2m x 1m  Fl. Spring/Summer/Autumn
Grows naturally in coastal woodlands from southern Queensland to southern NSW.

Spreading groundcover with long narrow leaves which turn purplish in Winter.  Tiny mauve flowers turn into edible cream and purple berries.  Moderately frost and drought hardy. Will die bakin winter but sprout again in Spring. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs.

Square tube  $5.00
Eremophila maculata aurea
Eremophila maculata aurea                  
1m x 1m  Fl. Most of year
One of the many colour forms of Emu bush.  Believed to have originated in Victoria.

Small attractive shrub with short oval  leaves and masses of yellow tubular flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun. Withstands hot dry conditions. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs. Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Eremophila maculata purple
Eremophila maculata    Purple                    
1m x 1m  Fl. Most of year
Purple coloured form of the well known emu bush.

Small attractive shrub with short stiff leaves and pink buds opening to spotted purple flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs. Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Eremophila maculata cerise
Eremophila maculata Cerise
1m x 1m  Fl. Most of year
Deep pink coloured form of the well known emu bush.

Small attractive shrub with short stiff leaves and orange buds opening to spotted reddish pink flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs. Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Eremophila maculata Pink Passion
Eremophila maculata    Pink Passion                
1m x 1m  Fl. Most of year
Bright pink  coloured form of the well known emu bush.

Small attractive shrub with short stiff leaves and pink buds opening to spotted bright pink flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs. Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Grevillea amethyst
Grevillea Amethyst
G. confertifolia x G. sericea
0.6m x 0.8m  Fl. Winter - Spring
Chance seedling in the garden of Bindelong Nursery, Wandin North, Victoria.

Small attractive shrubwith slightly prickly foliage and masses of mauvish pink flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs. Attracts birds and bees.
Square tube  $5.00
Grevillea Bronze Rambler
GrevilleaBronze Rambler
G. rivularis x G. 'Poorinda Peter 
                      

0.4 m x 2-5m Fl. Spring - Autumn
Originated in a Victorian garden in the early 1980s.

Popular spreading groundcover with narrow dissected hard leaves and reddish purplish toothbrush flowers. Full sun to part shade, well-drained soils. Rockeries, embankments, covers problem areas. Attracts birds.

Square tube  $5.00
Grevillea Canterbury Gold
Grevillea Canterbury Gold
Grevillea victoriae x juniperina prostrate yellow
0.5 m x 4 m  Fl. Most of year
Seedling which arose in a garden in Canterbury Road, Blackburn, Victoria in 1971.

Spreading groundcover with soft hairy foliage and masses of yellow spider flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs. Attracts birds and bees.
Square tube  $5.00
Grevillea Carol Ann
Grevillea Carol Ann
G. juniperina x G. 'Forest Rambler'
0.3 m x 2 m  Fl. Most of year
Hybrid - origin unknown but possibly a garden seedling.

Spreading groundcover with dense non-prickly foliage and masses of dark red spider flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs. Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00     140mm $10.00
Grevillea Ember Glow
Grevillea Ember Glow  (PBR protected)
G. rhyolitica x G. juniperina
1m x 2m  Fl. Spring - Summer
Bred by Peter Ollerenshaw of  Bywong Nursery Bungendore NSW

Compact spreading shrub with soft green foliage and clusters of bright reddish orange flowers at the tips of the branches. Full sun to part shade, well-drained soils. Rockeries, under trees, embankments. Birds.
Square tube  $5.00 
Grevillea Goldrush
Grevillea Gold Rush                                 
Grevillea alpina x rosmarinifolia
0.8 m x 1 m  Fl. Winter
Seedling which originated near Ararat in Victoria.

Spreading groundcover with soft hairy foliage and masses of yellow spider flowers with red styles.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs. Attracts birds and bees.
Square tube  $5.00
Grevillea Molonglo
Grevillea juniperina Molonglo            An old favourite - very hardy
0.3m x 2m  Fl. Winter - Spring
Developed during hybridization experiments in 1964 by Mr R Willing of ANU, Canberra.

Dense spreading shrub with prickly foliage and masses of yellow spider flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils. Foreground shrub, rockeries, embankments. Attracts birds and bees.
Square tube  $5.00
Grevillea Jennifer Joy
Grevillea Poorinda Jennifer Joy                                       
1 m x 1m  Fl. Spring/summer
Grevilla speciosa x Grevillea linearifolia
Seedling originated at Poorinda, the property of Leo Hodge of Bairnsdale Vic in 1964

Open upright shrub with pointed narrow leaves and dainty mauve pink spider flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable Full sun to part shade. Foreground shrub,  specimen, bush gardens, rockeries, filler, large tub.  Attracts birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Grevillea lanigera mini
Grevillea lanigera mini                 New!
0.1m x 1.5m Fl. Spring - Summer
Dwarf form of G. lanigera

Prostrate spreading shrub with soft narrow leaves and small red and cream spider flowers. Very hardy to frost and drought. Full sun to part shade, well-drained soils. Rockeries, ground cover, under trees, embankments. Birds.
Square tube  $5.00
Grevillea lavandulacea Black Range
Grevillea lavandulacea Black Range
1m x 1m  Fl. Winter - Spring
One of the many varieties of G. lavandulacea - this one comes from western Victoria.

Small attractive shrub with slightly prickly grey foliage, weeping stems and masses of small deep red spider flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs.
Attracts birds and bees.
Square tube  $5.00
Grevillea Winter Delight
Grevillea lavandulacea x juniperina Winter Delight             
0.8m x 1m  Fl. Winter - Spring
Garden seedling - origin unknown.

Small attractive shrub with slightly prickly grey foliage and masses of deep red spider flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in well-drained soil. Foreground shrub, rockeries, large tubs. Attracts birds and bees.
Square tube  $5.00
Hardenbergia Happy Wanderer
Hardenbergia Happy Wanderer
Climber  Fl. Spring/Summer
Select form of Hardenbergia violacea with a vigorous climbing habit.

Twining climber with large triangular leaves and clusters of purple pea flowers.  Moderately frost hardy. Drought hardy. Tends to die back in winter in cooler climates and resprout in spring. Suited to most soils but does best on a well-drained site. Full sun to part shade. Rockeries, filler between shrubs. Plant at the base of a larger shrub or small tree. Th elong stems will twine into the branches.

140mm $10.00
Hibbertia obtusifolia
Hibbertia obtusifolia
0.3m x 1m  Fl. Spring/Summer
Widespread along the ranges and slopes in NSW, Qld and Vic.

Attractive groundcover with small rounded glossy dark green leaves and bright yellow buttercup flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Suited to most soils but does best on a well-drained site. Full sun to part shade. Rockeries, foreground, filler between shrubs, tubs.
Square tube  $5.00
Homoranthus papillatus
Homoranthus papillatus    Rare
1 m x 1.5 m  Fl. Spring
Endemic to Girraween NP on the NSW/Qld border. Grows among granite rocks.

Spreading shrub with layered branches and tiny greyish green leaves and masses of tiny yellow flowers dripping with nectar.  Frost and drought hardy. Well-drained site. Foreground shrub, rockeries, courtyards, large tubs, Japanese style gardens. Very sculptural. Would suit tiny front garden as a feature. Also dramatic beside ponds. Attracts butterflies and bees.
 Square tube  $5.00
Leptospermum Cardwell
Leptospermum polygalifolium Cardwell
1m x 2m  Fl. Spring
Origin unknown - has been grown for many years.

Spreading groundcover with weeping branches and  tiny narrow leaves and masses of small white tea-tree flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Suited to most soils including clay. Foreground shrub, rockeries, embankments, large tubs. Attracts butterflies and bees. Can be shaped into a small weeping feature tree.
Square tube  $5.00
Leptospermum Pink Cascade
Leptospermum Pink Cascade
L. polygalifolium 'Pacific Beauty' x L. scoparium
0.5m x 1.5m  Fl. Spring
Originated in 1982 in Wrightco Nursery at Bangalow, NSW.

Spreading groundcover with weeping branches and  tiny narrow leaves and masses of small pink rea-tree flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Suited to most soils including clay. Foreground shrub, rockeries, embankments, large tubs. Attracts butterflies and bees.
Square tube  $5.00
Leptospermum Red Cascade
Leptospermum  Red Cascade                   
0.5m x 1.5m  Fl. Spring
Red flowered form of the popular weeping tea-tree.

Spreading groundcover with weeping branches and  tiny narrow leaves and masses of small pink rea-tree flowers.  Frost and drought hardy. Suited to most soils including clay. Foreground shrub, rockeries, embankments, large tubs. Attracts butterflies and bees.
Square tube  $5.00
leptospermum nanum rubrum
Leptospermum scoparium nanum rubrum
0.5 m x 1m  Fl. Winter-Spring
One of the dwarf forms of  L. scoparium. The coloured forms are believed to have originated in NZ.

Small dense shrub with masses of deep red flowers. Frost /drought hardy. Well-drained  soils. Full sun to semi-shade. Prune lightly during warmer months. Fast growing. Excellent rockery shrub. Borders, low hedges. Bees, butterflies.
                                          Square tube  $5.00
Lomandra Fibre Optic
Lomandra Fibre Optic              Small numbers only
Lomandra aff. cylindrica
0.7cm x 0.7cm 
Low growing Lomandra with very fine bright green grass-like foliage and tiny yellow flowers on soft stalks hidden in the foliage.  Frost/drought hardy. Full sun to part shade. Perfect for mass plantings, as a border along a path or driveway or as a contrast between other small shrubs.  Excellent for that tiny front garden. Low maintenance. Prune back to 10cm if the plant becomes untidy.  Lomandras are a great solution if you want that grass-like effect but they are immune to herbicides like Fusilade which target grasses only.
Square tube  $5.00

MelaleucathymifoliaCottonCandy
Melaleuca thymifolia Cotton Candy
0.8m  x 1m Fl. Most of year
Deep pink form of this popular variety

Low spreading shrub with tiny leaves and clusters of deep pink lacy flowers. Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils. Rockeries, foreground, borders, courtyards, tubs. Easy care. Butterflies.
Square tube  $5.00
Melaleuca Pink Lace
Melaleuca thymifolia Pink Lace
0.8m  x 1m Fl. Most of year
Pale pink form of this popular variety.

Low spreading shrub with tiny leaves and clusters of pale pink lacy flowers. Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils. Rockeries, foreground, borders, courtyards, tubs. Easy care. Butterflies.
Square tube  $5.00
mentha australis
Mentha australis Australian River Mint           Edible
0.5m Fl. Summer-Autumn
Scattered in inland Australia in moist places or along river courses.

Rare edible native perennial with soft green leaves and a strong peppermint flavour. Spreads by above ground runners. Very vigorous in cultivation. Must be grown in a damp shady site or in a tub kept in the shade. Will die back in winter and resprout in spring. Useful in drinks or as a flavouring in cooking. Can be dried and used as an insect repellant in drawers or cupboards. Widespread in inland eastern and southern Australia usually found in shady spots near rivers and creeks.
Punnet $4.00
mentha diemenica
Mentha diemenica  Native Slender Mint          Edible
0.2m Fl. Summer-Autumn   
Widespread throughout Australia in grassy or woodland areas.

Dense suckering groundcover with tiny green leaves and small mauve flowers. Foliage has a strong mint flavour.  Very vigorous in cultivation and can be invasive. Must be grown in a damp shady site or in a tub kept in the shade. Will die back in winter and resprout in spring. Useful in drinks or as a flavouring in cooking. Can be dried and used as an insect repellant in drawers or cupboards. Widespread in inland eastern and southern Australia and is considered the hardiest of the native mints.
Punnet $4.00
mentha saturioides
Mentha saturioides  Native Pennyroyal               Edible
0.2m Fl. Summer-Autumn    Native Mint        Microgreens
Widespread throughout Australia in grassy or woodland areas.

Mat forming groundcover suckering at nodes with tiny green leaves and small white flowers. Foliage has a strong mint flavour.  Not as vigorous in cultivation as other mints. Must be grown in a damp shady site or in a tub kept in the shade. Will die back in winter and resprout in spring. Useful in drinks or as a flavouring in cooking. Can be dried and used as an insect repellant in drawers or cupboards. Widespread in inland eastern and southern Australia.
Punnet $4.00
Micromyrtus ciliata
Micromyrtus ciliata
0.8 m x 1.5 m  Fl. Summer
Grows on rocky sites in heathland or dry forests from central NSW through to SA.
Open small shrub with long arching branches, tiny leaves and small white flowers fading to purplish red which cover the ends of the branches.  Frost and drought hardy. Adaptable to most soils including heavy moist ones.  Suited to all gardens as a foreground shrub, rockeries, tubs.  Easy care. Prune lightly to shape. Attracts butterflies. Excellent cut flower.
Square tube  $5.00
Myoporum parvifolium purpurea
Myoporum parvifolium purpurea               Best carpeting variety
10 cm x 1m  Fl. Spring and Summer
Grows naturally in clay soils, often in saline situations in south western New South Wales, central and western Victoria and eastern South Australia.

Spreading carpeting groundcover with small bright green foliage and masses of tiny mauve flowers which cover the bush for long periods. Frost and very drought hardy. Best grown in a well-drained soil in full sun. Excellent filler in the garden or in a rockery.  Easy care shrub.
Square tube  $5.00
pelargonium rodneyanum
Pelargonium rodneyanum  Magenta Native Geranium   Perennial
0.5m x 0.5m  Fl. Late Winter - Spring
Grows naturally in heathland, rocky outcrops, dry forest and woodland areas of South Australia, southern parts of New South Wales and Victoria.

Small perennial with bright magenta  geranium-like flowers. Frost /drought hardy. Well-drained  soils. Full sun to semi-shade. Dies back in winter in exposed sites then resprouts in spring.  Foreground shrub, rockeries, tubs, ponds. Cut back spent stems after flowering.
Square tube  $5.00
Philotheca Cascade of Stars
Philotheca  buxifolius Cascade of  Stars
0.3 m x 0.5 m  Fl. Spring
Origin unknown

Attractive  compact neat shrub with fleshy aromatic leaves and masses of pink buds opening to white waxy star flowers. Frost and drought hardy. Well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Specimen shrub, filler, against house, tubs. Low maintenance.  Easy care.
 Square tube  $5.00     140mm $10.00
prostanthera cryptandroides
Prostanthera cryptandroides  Wollemi Mintbush
1m x 1m Fl. Spring
Rare mintbush found in open forest on rocky sites in NSW and southern Qld.

Compact dense shrub with small fine aromatic leaves and white flowers with lilac to pink mint bush flowers. Moderately frost and drought hardy. Best grown in a well-drained soil in semi-shade. Excellent for understorey planting or as a foreground shrub. Prune lightly once a year after flowering.
Square tube  $5.00
Prostanthera  denticulata
Prostanthera denticulata Mauve Mantle
1 m x 2 m  Fl. Spring
Chance seedling from a garden in Moe Victoria in the early 1990s.

Low spreading shrub with small aromatic leaves and masses of tiny mauve Mint flowers. Frost and drought hardy. Well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Foreground shrub, rockeries, tubs. Low maintenance.  Easy care. Attracts bees and butterflies
Square tube  $5.00

Prostanthera howelliae pink
Prostanthera howelliae pink
0.5m x 1m Fl. Spring
Pink form of this mintbush which grows naturally in woodland and shrubland in sandy loamy soils, often gravelly, overlying sandstone in inland NSW, Victoria and Qld.

Spreading low shrub with narrow hairy grey-green leaves and attractive purple mauve flowers in springtime. Occurs naturally on the western side of the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes and further south in NSW and Vic. frost and drought hardy. Best grown in a well-drained position in full sun to part shade. Prune lightly after flowering to shape.
      140mm $10.00
Prostanthera melissifolia
Prostanthera melissifolia  Mauve Balm Mintbush
1 m x 1 m  Fl. Spring
Grows naturally in the Yarra Ranges of Victoria.

Attractive shrub with aromatic soft foliage and masses of mauve flowers.  Frost/drought hardy. Well-drained soil in light shade. Water regularly. Understorey or foreground shrub, against the house, around pools. Prune lightly after flowering.
Fast growing.
Square tube  $5.00
Prostanthera Poorinda Ballerina
Prostanthera Poorinda Ballerina
0.8m x 0.5m  Fl. Spring
Originated in the Poorinda garden of Leo Hodge.

Small dense shrub with masses of white flowers which cover the whole bush. Frost /drought hardy. Well-drained soils. Full-sun to semi-shade. Prune lightly after flowering. Fast growing. Butterflies, bees
Square tube  $5.00
Prostanthera rotundifolia
Prostanthera rotundifolia  Mauve form        Edible
Round leaved Mintbush,  Native Thyme

1.5 m x 1.5 m Fl. Spring
Grows naturally in coastal areas of New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia.

Dense shrub with small round aromatic leaves and masses of dark purple flowers which cover the bush in springtime.  Frost and very drought hardy. Best grown in a well-drained soil in full sun. Excellent as a specimen in the garden or in a rockery.  Prune lightly after flowering to shape. Leaves can be dried and used as a spice in cooking.
Square tube  $5.00
prostanthera rotundifolia pink
Prostanthera rotundifolia  pink form          Edible
1m x 1m Fl. Spring
Pink flowered form of this popular mint bush - origin unknown.
Compact dense shrub with small round aromatic leaves and masses of pale pink flowers which cover the bush in springtime.  Frost and very drought hardy. Best grown in a well-drained soil in full sun. Excellent as a specimen in the garden or in a rockery.  Prune lightly after flowering to shape.
Square tube  $5.00
Prostanthera scutellarioides
Prostanthera stenophylla   purple  form
1m x 1m Fl. Spring
Grows naturally in the Wollemi National Park in New South Wales.

Spreading open shrub with small grey-green aromatic hairy leaves and masses of dark purple flowers which cover the bush in springtime. One of the earliest mintbushes to flower.  Frost and very drought hardy. Best grown in a well-drained soil in full sun. Excellent as a specimen in the garden or in a rockery.  Prune lightly after flowering to shape.
Square tube  $5.00

Stenanthemum scortechenii
Stenanthemum scortechinii prostrate
  0.3 m x 1 m  Fl. Spring
Grows naturally on the NSW coast, tablelands and western slopes as well as Queensland.

Attractive shrub with fine dark green leaves, rusty stems and masses of white flowers.  Frost/drought hardy. Well-drained soil in full sun. Foreground shrub, rockeries, courtyards. Prune lightly.
        140mm $10.00

Scaevola aemula Mauve Clusters
Scaevola aemula  'Mauve Clusters'   Fairy Fan Flower
30 cm x 1m  Fl. Spring and Summer
Select form of S. aemula which grows naturally along the New South Wales and Victorian coastlines.

Spreading groundcover with small bright green foliage and masses of mauve flowers which cover the bush for long periods. Frost and drought hardy. Best grown in a well-drained soil in full sun. Excellent as a specimen in the garden or in a rockery.  Easy care shrub.
Square tube  $5.00
Scaevola Pink Perfection
Scaevola striata Pink Perfection   Perennial
10cm x 50cm Fl.Most of year
Select form of S. striata which grows naturally on the sandplains, ridges and swampy areas of SW Western Australia.

Spreading groundcover with narrow leaves and masses of large mid pink flowers. Frost tender.  Needs a protected position. Suits coastal or frost free gardens. Full sun.  Foreground specimen, rockeries, hanging baskets, tubs.
140mm $10.00
Westringia Blue Moon
Westringia Blue Moon                                    Outstanding
0.8 m x 0.5 m  Fl. Spring - Autumn
Origin unknown

Small dense shrub with sprays of mauve flowers. Frost /drought hardy. Well-drained  soils but adaptable to other heavier soil types. Full sun to semi-shade. Prune lightly after flowering. Fast growing. Excellent understory shrub, specimen, courtyard, tubs, low hedges. Butterflies.
Square tube  $5.00
Westringia Jervis Gem
Westringia Jervis Gem
1m x 1m  Fl. Most of year
Compact dwarf form of W. Wynyabbie Gem.

Small dense shrub with greyish foliage and sprays of mauve flowers. Frost /drought hardy. Well-drained  soils. Full sun to semi-shade. Prune lightly during warmer months. Fast growing. Excellent foreground shrub. Low hedges. Butterflies.
Square tube  $5.00
Xerochrysum cream
Xerochrysum bracteatum  Cream Everlasting Daisy
50 cm x 10 cm Fl. Spring - Summer
Seedling that arose in Cool Natives Garden

Long flowering annual with upright stems and soft stem clasping green leaves. Flowers vary in colour from pale pink to deep red. Very adaptable and will tolerate heavy soils. Dies back in winter. Will self sow. Great for rockeries, foreground planting or tubs.
Square tube  $5.00
Xerochrysum bracteatum Kimberly Sunset
Xerochrysum bracteatum  Kimberly Sunset
0.4m x 0.4m Fl. Most of year
Origin unknown - sold by nurseries several years ago but not readily available.

Highly attractive annual to perennial with soft stem clasping green leaves and pale pink strawflowers with orange tones. Drought and frost hardy and very adaptable. Will tolerate heavy soils. May die back in winter. Will self sow. Great for rockeries, foreground planting or tubs. Prune back dead flowers regularly.
Square tube  $5.00
Zieria floydii
Zieria floydii                              Rare and endangered
0.7 m x 1 m Fl. Spring
Restricted to a few populations in Guy Fawkes River National Park and Chaelundi State Forest on the eastern edge of the New England Tablelands of NSW.

Small dense shrub with masses of tiny white star flowers. Frost and drought hardy. Well-drained soil. Does best in part shade. Foreground planting in garden, tubs. Prune lightly to shape.
Square tube  $5.00