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.
Bulletproof landscape plants. Not all plants are equal. Many require the soil and climate (amongst other things) to be 'just right'. The plants described in this article are the ones that deserve the title of 'bulletproof' and are a good starting point for an easy-care garden.
Angus's Top Gum Trees for Gardens. Angus Stewart's list of the best gum trees (Eucalyptus, Corymbia and Angophora) for Australian gardens.
Native Annuals and Perennials. Australian annual and perennial plants can be used to create excitement in your garden as they are quick growing, usually very floriferous and because they are relatively temporary they can be replaced on a regular basis to add something new each year.
Banksia x 'Giant Candles' is a hardy, low maintenance tall shrub. The massive flower spikes up to 40cm long are the outstanding feature, and birds love them. A very adaptable plant that makes a fantastic medium sized screen as well as a great cut flower. Flowers best in full sun. A hybrid between Banksia ericifolia and B. spinulosa.
Further reading: Growing Banksias (an article written by native plant expert Angus Stewart).
Flower colour: orange
Flowering season: winter
Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 4 metres
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: 2 metres
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: birds.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Clay: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Native to: Australia.
Planting season: not specified.
Types of fertiliser: not specified.