10 Favourites



Each issue we ask five horticulture experts to list their favourite plant types on a selected theme.

Previously we would only ask for two favourites each to be listed, however, we have expanded their initial selection to five favourites from which they choose their top two to focus upon.

The decision can depend upon many factors such as soil, climate, drought tolerance, aesthetics or just plain personal preference!

Claire Bickle

Buddleja davidii
cultivars – Butterfly Bush
Pentas lanceolata
– Pentas
Pseuderanthemum variabile
– Love Flower
Viola betonicifolia
– Arrowhead Violet
Xerochrysum bracteatum
– Paper Daisy

Paul Plant

Aristolochia tagala
– Native Dutchman's Pipe
Breynia oblongifolia – Coffee Bush
Citrus australasica – Finger Lime
Millettia pinnata – Indian Beech
Nerium oleander – Oleander

Joan Dillon

Banksia oblongifolia
– Dwarf Banksia
Breynia sp. 'Iron Range' – Iron Range Breynia
Citrus glauca – Desert Lime
Cullen tenax – Emu Foot
Viola bentonicifolia – Arrowhead Violet

Ross Gelling

Amyema sanguinea
var. sanguinea – Mistletoe
Lomandra filiformis – Wattle Mat–rush
Millettia pinnata – Indian Beech
Planchonia careya – Cocky Apple
Themeda triandra – Kangaroo Grass

Noel Burdette

Iochroma cyaneum – Iochroma
Ixora chinensis – Ixora
Rotheca myricoides – Butterfly Bush
Salvia guaranitica – Anise Scented Sage
Tropaeolum majus – Nasturtium

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Twenty Seven
Pseuderanthemum variabile.
Breynia oblongifolia.
Themeda triandra (syn. Themeda australis).


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