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!

Helen Curran

Justicia brandegeeana – Shrimp Plant
Lobelia laxifolia – Mexican Cardinal Flower
Ruellia elegans – Brazilian Petunia
Russelia equisetiformis – Coral Plant
Tibouchina heteromalla – Silver Leaf Princess Flower

Joan Dillon

Abelia x grandiflora – Glossy Abelia
Abutilon megapotamicum – Chinese Lantern
Acalypha wilkesiana – Beefsteak Plant
Calliandra surinamensis – Pink Tassel Flower
Spiraea cantoniensis – White May

Patrick Regnault

Acokanthera oblongifolia
– Bushman’s Poison
Ardisia macrocarpa – Himalayan Coralberry
Galphimia gracilis – Rain of Gold
Plerandra elegantissima – False Aralia
Sanchezia speciosa – Sanchezia

Julie Roach

Bougainvillea glabra
– Bouganvillea
Brunfelsia species – Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Codiaeum variegatum – Croton
Delonix regia – Poinciana
Mangifera indica – Mango

Joan Dillon

Costus malorteanus – Step Ladder Ginger
Nautilocalyx lynchei – Nautilus Plant
Piper magnificum – Lacquered Pepper
Polyscias scutellaria – Aralia
Ruellia chartacea – Red Shrimp Plant

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Thirty Five
Ardisia macrocarpa
Brunfelsia species
Piper magnificum


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