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

Cymbidium suave – Snake Orchid
Dendrobium teretifolium – Thin Pencil Orchid
Dockrillia linguiformis – Tongue Orchid
Sarcochilus falcatus – Orange Blossom Orchid
Thelychiton speciosus – King Orchid

Joan Dillon

Alyxia ruscifolia – Chain Fruit
Dodonaea viscosa subsp. cuneata – Hop Bush
Geodorum densiflorum – Shepherd’s Crook Orchid
Hibbertia vestita – Small-leaved Guinea Flower
Xanthorrhoea fulva – Wallum Grass Tree

Patrick Regnault

Mallotus philippensis
– Red Kamala
Melicope elleryana – Pink Doughwood
Syzygium francisii – Francis Water Gum
Syzygium moorei – Coolamon Tree
Tabernaemontana pandacaqui – Banana Bush

Julie Roach

Graptophyllum excelsum
– Native Fuchsia
Haemodorum coccineum – Scarlet Bloodroot
Melaleuca leucadendra – Weeping Paperbark
Melaleuca recurva – Tinaroo Bottlebrush
Proiphys amboinensis – Cardwell Lily

Joan Dillon

Abelmoschus moschatus – Native Musk Mallow
Atractocarpus audasii – Daintree Gardenia
Hibiscus meraukensis – Bush Hibiscus
Myrmecodia beccarii – Prickly Ant Plant
Sophora tomentosa – Necklace Pod

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Thirty Six
Thelychiton speciosus (syn. Dendrobium speciosum)
Hibbertia vestita
Atractocarpus audasii (syn. Randia audasii)


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