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!

Backhousia citriodora
– Lemon-scented Myrtle
Helichrysum italicum (syn. Helichrysum angustifolium) – Curry plant
Mallotus claoxyloides – Smell of the Bush
Pelagonium tomentosum – Peppermint Geranium
Tetradenia riparia (syn. Iboza riparia) – Nutmeg Bush

Citrus hystrix
– Kaffir Lime
Murraya koenigii – Curry Leaf Tree
Myrciaria cauliflora – Jaboticaba
Syzygium anisatum (syn. Backhousia anisata) – Aniseed Myrtle
Zingiber officinale – Common Ginger

Leptospermum petersonii – Lemon-scented Tea Tree
Mentha diemenica – Native Mint
Plectranthus sp. – Lemon-scented Plectranthus
Prostanthera ovalifolia – Mint Bush
Syzygium anisatum (syn. Backhousia anisata) – Aniseed Tree, Aniseed Myrtle

ambiguus – Native Lemon Grass
Cymbopogon nardus – Citronella Grass
Eryngium foetidum – Long Leafed Coriander
Murraya koenigii – Indian Curry Tree
Pandanus amaryllifolius – Thai Pandan

Geijera parviflora
– Wilga
Hedychium gardnerianum – Kahili Ginger
Leptospermum petersonii – Lemon-scented Tea Tree
Melicope rubra (syn.  Evodiella muelleri) – Little Evodia
Pimenta dioica (syn. Pimenta officinalis) – Allspice

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Fourteen


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