Top ten native plants. Native plant specialist Angus Stewart's top ten native Australian plants.
Gymea Lilies - Doryanthes excelsa. Everything about the Gymea lily (Doryanthes excelsa) is larger than life. The bold foliage can reach over four metres in height and some majestic flower stems can reach over ten metres tall.
Best Australian natives for pots & small gardens. The trend towards smaller gardens has inspired the plant lovers in the nursery industry to respond with an ever-increasing range of Australian plants that will delight those who want to attract birds and butterflies and bring a little bit of the bush onto their balconies. From banksias to bottlebrush there are plants that will add colour and texture to provide year round interest.
Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.
Anigozanthos 'Green Dragon' is a clumping herbaceous perennial with lovely emerald green and cream paw shaped flowers. It has a dwarf habit with unbranched stems. A short-lived garden plant but outstanding in a pot. Grow in a sunny spot in a well drained soil, and fertilise in spring with a good slow release fertiliser. A sprinkle of snail pellets will control slugs and snails, which love the new growth.
Further reading: Growing Kangaroo Paws (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: green
Flowering season: spring
Maximum height: 0.6 metres
Minimum height: 0.6 metres
Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.5 metres
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: not suitable.
Sand: moist, well-drained.
Ink spot disease
Slugs and snails
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good slow release fertiliser.