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Create your own Native Plant Box

If you’re falling in love with the idea of gardening for the first time or reigniting a love affair, the Native Plant Project e-nursery is a great place to start. With an ever evolving line up of over 100 varieties ready to pick, mix and create a Native Plant Box for delivery to your door, these latest additions to the online nursery will help you start something…. large or small.

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Be the first to enjoy these extra special Kangaroo Paw

These exciting new additions to the Kangaroo Paw family bred by Kings Park Botanic Garden took nearly a decade to develop and brings stunning new colour dimensions to your garden with intriguing year-round blue, purple or electric pink flowers. We’re excited to be first in now growing the Anigozanthos ‘Fireworks’ PBR (multi coloured),  Anigozanthos Celebrations ‘Carnivale’ PBR  (the purpled hued variety) and Anigozanthos ‘Masquerade’ (blue flowering) – all in limited supply – at our e-nursery to share with fellow native plant enthusiasts.

Be sure to snap up yours to bring something highly prized to your outdoor space.

Add it to a Native Plant Box here

Backhousia citriodora ~ Lemon Myrtle

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We love this variety – for both its use as a bush food as well as its ornamental qualities. A small to medium tree with glossy green aromatic leaves and fluffy white flowerheads from Summer through to Autumn, it also offers culinary uses for flavouring all sorts of dishes. It can be kept as a shrub with regulary pruning. Be sure to plant in a sunny spot with well drained soil and feed regularly during the warmer months of the year. Typically a rainforest specimen, it can take light frosts, but the foliage will be damaged.

Add it to a Native Plant Box here

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Hakea ‘Burrendong Beauty’

This highly ornamental and hardy ground cover form of Hakea produces dramatic, ‘pin cushion’ style flowers that bud up in Autumn, with deep pink flowers opening through Winter with contrasting white stamens. Spectacular when in flower, be sure to find a spot in the garden for this to be on show or try it in a pot for dramatic effect. Best suited to low humidity areas; light pruning will help create a bushier growth. Birds, insects and lizards love this variety too.

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Kunzea pomifera – Muntries

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We’re delighted to have this interesting variety added to our e-nursery collection. Kunzea pomifera is an easy to grow ground cover that can also work as a trellis plant too. Super hardy, tolerant of frost, drought and can happily grow in most soil types – this pretty native produces an abundance of white flowers in Spring followed by berries in late summer and early autumn. As an added bonus, the berries provide a delicious bush fruit.

Add it to a Native Plant Box here

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Grevillea ‘Robyn Gordon’

What’s not to love about one of the most popular grevilleas – it’s growth is compact, flowers all year round, attracts birds and is happy in a wide range of soil types and climates. Keep trimming off spent flowers and feed in spring with a good native fertilizer to keep this otherwise low maintenance plant in top shape. Try it in full sun or light shade, in containers, mass planted for a low hedge effect, within a flower bed – the options are endless.

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Dichondra ‘ Silver Falls’ 

Cascading and creeping, this herbaceous perennial plant brings an elegant effect to any garden. It’s beautiful silvery foliage makes a great contrast against darker leaved plants in your garden or bright flowers. Practical for hiding edging, softening retaining walls or a dense wandering ground cover (that also suppresses weeds) this stylish variety is an all round winner.

Add it to a Native Plant Box