Elegia capensis

The South African Thatching Rush is a truly spectacular foliage plant. Its fluffy stems grow to about 1.5metres and are elegant adornments to the garden or as cut foliage which lasts and lasts in water. It loves a damp site and is obviously ideal next to a pond but unlike so many bog plants it …

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Arum, palaestinum

This is a very hardy winter growing tuberous plant from the Middle East with handsome bright green foliage and large burgundy-black flowers in early spring. The flowers smell of manure for the first day or so making it an ideal practical joke plant (just smell the lily!). I use it in my perennial border for …

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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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