10 Favourites - Orange



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

Caesalpinia pulcherrima   
  – Barbados Pride, Dwarf Poinciana
Colvillea racemosa
– Colville’s Glory
Pseudogynoxis chenopodioides
(syn. Senecio confuses)
  – Mexican Flame Vine
Streptosolen jamesonii
– Marmalade Bush
Tagetes lemmonii – Mountain Marigold, Passionfruit Herb,
  Tangerine-scented Marigold

Daniel Cole

x generalis ‘Tropicanna’ – Canna ‘Tropicanna’
Cordyline fruticosa ‘Tango’ – Cordyline
Curcuma roscoeana ‘Jewel of Burma’ – Jewel of Burma
Heliconia bihai ‘Lobster Claw Two’ – Lobster Claw Two Heliconia
Zingiber spectabile – Orange Beehive Ginger

Joan Dillon

Alyxia ruscifolia – Chain Fruit
Auranticarpa rhombifolia (syn. Pittosporum rhombifolium)
  – Diamond-leaved Pittosporum
Banksia spinulosa var. collina – Golden Candlesticks, Hairpin Banksia
Grevillea pteridifolia – Fern-leaved Grevillea
Petalostigma triloculare – Quinine Bush

John Sullivan

Areca vestiaria
– Orange Betel Nut Palm
Cordia sebestena – Geiger Tree
Crossandra infundibuliformis
– Firecracker Flower
Renealmia cernua – Orange Renealmia
Saraca cauliflora – Yellow Saraca Tree

Paul Plant

Aloe marlothii
– Mountain Aloe
Punica granatum – Pomegranate
Pyrostegia venusta – Orange trumpet vine
Sterculia quadrifida – Native Peanut tree
Streptosolen jamesonii – Marmalade Bush

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Sixteen
Heliconia Bihai 'Lobster Claw Two'
Banksia spinulosa var. colina
Sterculia quadrifida


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