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

Ipomoea carnea
subsp. fistulosa – Pink Morning Glory Tree
Plectranthus argentatus – Silver Plectranthus
Plectranthus scutellarioides – Coleus
Pycnostachys urticifolia – Blue Hedgehog Sage
Salvia involucrata – Rosebud Sage

Graeme Byrne

Codiaeum variegatum
– Croton
Cordyline fruticosa cultivars – Cordyline
Dracaena goldieana – Zebra Striped Dragon Tree
Hylocereus undatus – Dragon Fruit
Plumeria obtusa – Evergreen Frangipani

Joan Dillon

Goodenia ovata
– Hop Goodenia
Hibiscus sp. 'Barambah Creek' – Barambah Creek Hibiscus
Lobelia membranacea – Forest Violet
Myoporum acuminatum – Creeping Boobialla
Scaevola aemula – Fan Flower

Ross Gelling

Acalypha wilkesiana – Fijian Fire Bush
Cheilocostus speciosus – Native Crepe Ginger
Dracaena marginata – Madagascar Dragon Tree
Orthosiphon aristatus – Cat's Whiskers
Plumeria rubra – Frangipani

Carol Cameron

Cestrum nocturnum – Night Scented Cestrum
Hibiscus syriacus – Rose of Sharon
Hylocereus sp. – Lady of the Night
Ipomoea batatas – Sweet Potato
Tagetes lucida – Winter Tarragon

From a 6 page Feature Article in Issue Twenty Four
Pycnostachys urticifolia
Dracaena goldieana
Acalypha wilkesiana


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