Author name: Stephen Ryan

Horticulturalist, nurseryman, collector, prolific writer and award-winning radio broadcaster and TV host. Owner of Dicksonia Rare Plants nursery and open garden Tugurium. ABC patron of Royal Hortocultural Society Victoria & friends of Geelong Botanic gardens President Plant Trust.

Acis tingitana

The true snowflakes are often seen as the poor cousins of the Snowdrops (Galanthus) however this is quite unfair as although they may not have as many species and certainly no where near as many forms and hybrids they certainly have quite a lot of diversity and the Moroccan Snowflake is an interesting example. It …

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Mitraria coccinea

Something less like the ubiquitous African Violet would seem almost impossible but this South American trailing evergreen shrub is in fact in the same family. It will trail across the ground, grow up anything it is tried to or make an interesting hanging basket subject if you are into such things (I find they dry …

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