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

Artemisia arborescens
– Tree Wormwood
Cichorium intybus – Chicory
Cinnamomum verum (syn. Cinnamomum zeylanicum) – Cinnamon
Elettaria cardamomum – Cardamon
Eryngium foetidum – Mexican Coriander

Noel Burdette

Artemisia arborescens
– Tree Wormwood
Bacopa monnieri
– Brahmi
Bergera koenigii
(syn. Murraya koenigii) – Curry Leaf Tree
Cymbopogon citratus
– Lemongrass
Ocimum basilicum
– Basil

Joan Dillon

Backhousia citriodora
– Lemon Myrtle
Persicaria odorata – Vietnamese Mint, Vietnamese Coriander
Rosmarinus officinalis – Rosemary
Syzygium australe – Brush Cherry, Scrub Cherry
Tagetes lucida – Mexican Tarragon

Paul Plant

Agastache rugosa
– Korean Mint
Alpinia galanga – Greater Galangal, Thai Galangal
Citrus hystrix – Kaffir Lime
Ocimum kilimandscharicum × basilicum ‘Dark Opal’ – African Blue Basil
Plectranthus amboinicus – Allherb, Five Seasons Herb, Spanish Thyme, Indian Sage

Ross Gelling

Backhousia citriodora
– Lemon Myrtle
Bergera koenigii (syn. Murraya koenigii) – Curry Leaf Tree
Eryngium foetidum – Mexican Coriander
Pandanus amaryllifolius – Duan Pandan
Persicaria odorata (syn. Polygonum odoratum)
– Vietnamese Mint, Vietnamese Coriander, Laksa Plant

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Twenty Two
Eryngium foetidum
Tagetes lucida
Alpinia galanga


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