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

Bartlettina sordida
– Mexican Mist Flower
spp. – Daylillies
cultivars – Hippeastrum
Spiraea cantoniensis
– White May Bush
Thunbergia mysorensis
– Lady Slipper Vine

Carol Cameron

Galphimia gracilis
– Rain of Gold
Graptophyllum ilicifolium – Holly-leaved Fuchsia
Rhaphiolepis indica – Indian Hawthorn
Rhododendron lochiae, R. viriosum – Native Vireya
Strobilanthes hamiltoniana – Chinese Rain Bell

Helen Curran

Dendrobium kingianum
– Pink Rock Orchid
Eranthemum pulchellum
– Blue Sage
Justicia adhatoda
– Malabar Nut
Mackaya bella
– Forest Bellbush
Pachystachys spicata
– Cardinal’s Guard

Joan Dillon

Acacia macradenia – Zigzag Wattle
Atractocarpus chartaceus –
Narrow-leaved Native Gardenia
Gompholobium virgatum –
Wedge Pea
Oxylobium robustum –
Golden Shaggy Pea
Ricinocarpos pinifolius –
Wedding Bush

Ross Gelling

Atractocarpus fitzalanii – Brown Gardenia
Bombax ceiba – Red Silk Cotton Tree
Cananga odorata – Ylang Ylang
Cochlospermum gillivraei – Kapok Tree
Grevillea heliosperma – Red Grevillea

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Twenty Eight
Justicia adhatoda.
Oxylobium robustum.


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