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

Beaumontia grandiflora
– Herald’s Trumpet
Buddleja asiatica
– Butterfly Bush
Euphorbia leucocephala
– Snowflake
Jasminum polyanthum
– White Jasmine
Montanoa bipinnatifida
– Mexican Tree Daisy

Carol Cameron

x domesticum ‘White Glory’ – White Glory Pelargonium
Rhaphiolepis indica
– Indian Hawthorn
‘Neesa’ – Neesa Vireya Rhododendron
Rhododendron indicum ‘Alaska’ – Alaska Azalea
Spathiphyllum wallisii
– Madonna Lily

Ross Gelling

Cerbera manghas – Native Frangipani
Faradaya splendida – Native Glory Vine
Morinda reticulata – Mapoon
Ochrosia elliptica – Scarlet Wedge Apple
Pharleria clerodendron – Native Sweet Daphne

Joan Dillon

Barringtonia calyptrata
– Cassowary Pine
Burchardia umbellata
– Milk Maids
Crinum pedunculatum
– River Lily
Leptospermum polygalifolium
– Wild May
Phebalium woombye
– Wallum Phebalium

Phillip O'Malley

Dracaena reflexa
‘Song of India’ – Song of India
Furcraea foetida ‘Mediopicta’ – Variegated Mauritius Hemp
Hibiscus ‘Swan Lake’ – Swan Lake Hibiscus
Ophiopogon intermedius ‘Stripey White’ – Stripey White Mondo Grass
Plumeria obtusa – Evergreen Frangipani


From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Twenty Nine
Montanoa bipinnatifida.
Faradaya splendida.


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