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.

Canarina canariensis

This is a bit of horticultural tautology as its name  means a Canary Islands plant from the Canary Islands! It is a herbaceous perennial winter growing climber that can reach about 3metres and its rich orange bells hang from its succulent stems all late winter and spring.I use it up deciduous shrubs in my garden …

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Trillium hybrid

These rare North American plants are rarely available in Australia. They are a stunningly rare and beautiful plant. Any wonder as they take eight years from seed to flower. So when you buy a flowering size plant you’re buying time! If you would like to grow them select a shaded site and add lots of …

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