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Spring pickings – plants to order now

Replant a bed, add some ground covers, create a new focal point or bring interest with potted colour and texture with these picks from our Native Plant Project e-nursery:

This small shrub with delightful large, woolly creamy orange flower heads is fantastic for pots and enjoys a sunny position. Bird attracting, flowers late winter and throughout Spring it’s a low maintenance and compact addition to your garden, courtyard or balcony.

Approx H: up to 2-4 metres W: up to 2-4 metres

Banksia baueri - Teddy Bear Banksia flower cones close up

Native to WA, this shrubby wattle is particularly beautiful for its complex, spiny leafless branch structure. It produces the classic wattle yellow flowers from late winter to mid spring.  It’s both drought and frost tolerant, give it a spot with full or part sun and well drained soil and you’ll be rewarded by this more unusual wattle variety.

Approx H: up to 2.5 metres W: up to 1.5 metres

Acacia aphylla ‘Leafless Rock Wattle’ Foliage close-up

This striking medium sized shrub is wonderful as a feature plants in your garden. Enjoy spiky pink flowers in spring and beautiful blue green foliage all year round. Tolerates full sun to part shade and prefers well drained soil. And great for cut flowers too.

Approx H: up to 4 metres W: up to 2 metres

Try this Dyandra as a striking feature plant in a garden bed. This medium shrub produces gorgeous yellow/orange flowers in spring which also look fabulous in a vase. It prefers well drained soil and a full sun to part shade position. Drought resistant and tolerates a light frost.

Approx H: up to 3 metres W: up to 2 metres

Dryandra Formosa ‘Showy Dyandra’ macro close up of flower

The soft grey foliage of this hardy ground cover looks beautiful whilst flowering in Spring and Summer but equally lovely without.  It spreads out to around two metres, needs well-drained soil and is drought and frost tolerant.  It looks most effective planted as a mass and is great for retaining walls or on banks to prevent soil erosion. Try it in a contrasting coloured pot too for some interest in your courtyard, poolside or on a deck or balcony.

Approx H: 0.2 metres W: 1.5 metres

Eremophila glabra ‘Kalbarri Carpet’