February – March 2019 Catalogue

Newsletter February – March 2019

Our plants are growing their heads off…eagerly awaiting their new homes. February is the month of growth and regeneration and its all good!

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

 

Scroll down the page to see your latest Plants!

 

Click here to view PDF Catalogue

YOU CAN NOW PRINT OUT YOU OWN CATALOGUE. When we send you an email message that our latest is out….you can now print out your catalogue in the same format as in our hard paper version. Do it in colour if you like. Browse when you are away from your computer if you like. Its simple to make the book up….just follow the video tip on this Blog Post.

 

SEE OUR ‘SPECTACULAR GINGERS & OTHER AMAZING EXOTIC PLANTS’ CATALOGUE

Also available in PDF form for printing.

 

DID YOU KNOW
* The leaves of the lovely Alocasia brisbanensis or Cunjevoi last for a very long time when cut and put in water. They are great to add to floral arrangements.
* Speaking of floral arrangements have you ever tried the amazing flowers of the Thai gingers. We have them on page 2 of this catalogue. You can grow these tropical plants in cold areas also as they are deciduous and whats more will multiply for you.
* Eucalyptus regnans or Mountain Ash grows in Southern NSW, Victoria and Tasmania. It is the tallest flowering plant in the world growing to closeon 100m and 500 years old.

 

Last Months Did You Know
* The huge snails we have in Nambour eat paper…leave a page out on a flat surface and they will eat i in a week…leaving marks just like on a leaf. A magazine will be eaten over a few months page by page! Not surprising really as paper is made from the cellulose fibres of wood. Leaves are also made from cellulose.
* Plants respond to worm vermicaste especially in winter…spray it around from now on and you will see what we mean. Your plants will think spring has come early…more and better flowers for longer and bigger & more fruit. There is nothing to stop you but your own resistance.

 

 

West Australian & NT & Tasmanian Orders

These states have strict quarantine protocols in place. All have inspection procedures in place at both ends. Please note you do nothing… we do all the work and payments. These order are intended to be sent on the following day: Friday 15th of February. We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 12th of February, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process 7.00am Monday & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasible. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WA, TAS. & NT ORDERS ……………PLEASE GO TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS CATALOGUE AND THE FAQ’s.

 

Your Plants

Your Plants are packaged with love and care to travel the world if need be. They are among the largest and strongest you can possibly receive by courier/mail delivery.
We intend to supply you a continually new and surprisingly amazing array of the most interesting plants on our planet.
We have been doing this for 31 years ! Its not easy. You will see many others have come and gone thinking there was an ‘easy’ life doing this work. It is a life of passion for the fantastic gifts of nature.

 

Payment Options

PayPal: Can be used in checkout if you have PayPal.
NAB: In the checkout, you’ll be taken to a secure website where you can safety enter your credit card information.
Direct Deposit: Our Account is BSB 014 669. Account No. 1021 45286 RW & BA Chalmers Trading as Paradise Distributors….ANZ Bank Nambour Qld. Please email the amount & date of the deposit when if you choose this option.
Cheque/Money Order: Please send your cheque / Money order to Paradise Distributors, 9 Paradise Place, Nambour, QLD, 4560.
Our Paypal: bob@paraplants.com
Orders can also be phoned 07-5441 5921 or faxed 07 5441 5456 or mailed.

 

 

Keep scrolling down the page to see your latest Plants!

 

 

 

Our Mail Order Business started in 1984 as Paradise Distributors. Our first website was called www.paraplants.com and we had to change it later to www.rareplants.net.au for reasons I forget…who knows now!
Paradise Place was named after our Nursery a few years back. We have never been open to the public and are not a garden centre….more of a Botanists Dream with plants here..there …and everywhere. We are open by appointment to people who have an idea what they are after as our time is precious in the balancing act of growing, packing and cataloging your plants. We send plants to all States and Territories of Australia.
We live on the nursery property only one km from the heart of Nambour Qld. which I rate as easily one of the best towns in the world with its hilly nature and hinterland backdrop…older homes and great rainfall and greener than green landscapes.. laden with subtropical plants. It has always been a friendly town with a country atmosphere.
Early next year we will have packaged and personally sent our one millionth plant.
Many of our lovely customers have been with us for over 20 years.

 

 

 

 

 

Try ‘Grow Organic Fertiliser’ ….Used in our Nursery..

Delivers outstanding results every time it is applied to ornamentals, fruit and vegetables and herbs in fact anything. But there’s much more to fertiliser than meets the eye. Many ‘Fertilisers’, although supplying a stated quantity of plant available nutrients, fail to be biologically sustainable and almost without exception, create a weak link in the growing chain..

Available in 1, 2.5, 10 and 20 litre bottle. This is concentrated fertiliser so Mix at a ratio of 100:1 with water!
One Litre $16.50, 2.5 Litre $24, 10 Litre $84, 20 Litre $154

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busby the World Famous Planting Wonder Dog
Has Ordained 3 more Planting Wonder Dogs
Busby has taken on the role of World Famous PlantaDog. Look out for his articles and Videos and his
much sought ‘Paw of Approval’ . Here are the 3 new Planting Wonder Dogs.

Busby Seal of Approval Website

 

 

 

New Planting Wonder Dogs. Send a photo and your name and area of abode if you are a keen Planting Dog….You also could be Ordained by Busby.

Busby believes we should be planting more…..more trees & more shrubs for the other animals and birds….more fruits….more veges for our food…more herbs for our health. More trees will catch the carbon dioxide and turn it into wood for our homes and animal homes. Get rid of the deserts by planting and improving the land. Instead of wasting money….. put it into land improvement and we will turn deserts into good land again. The climate will improve with more plants because they attract rain and breath the oxygen back into it. The plants hold the carbon. Science has proven this years ago.
Busby says save the planet ..plant more plants. We need workers out there planting to their hearts delight to put to shame the lazy talkers…. the conference goers …the politicians…get them out planting. Get other PlantaDogs to join me and nip around their heels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE MAGIC OF TURNING A PLANT INTO A HUMAN BEING!
Did you know ALL OF US can turn a plant into a HUMAN by simply taking it into our body by mouth …chewing it….digesting it….applying an amazing array of chemical reactions….and sending the resultant new chemical chains along a conveyor system… to make up new human cells. What scientist could have ever invented such an absolutely amazing system.
No one now or ever. we take a lot for granted don’t we!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Re Drynaria whiteiDrynaria Whitei

This is probably the worlds loveliest fern and it is seldomly available. We have a special form form collected originally from the Glasshouse Mountains. I doubt this is available anywhere else and is rare indeed. You should strongly consider getting one as this is truly an heirloom plant and at $39 is a steal for the plant we supply and its in a 130mm pot. The plant itself actually becomes more amazing each year and eventually will form its own basket one metre wide! If you like ferns and you don’t have it yet give yourself an uppercut as we also had them last year! At the moment we have a good solid supply so I am not saying they are going to run out…but they are so good they should sell out every time. Do yourself a favour and be one of the few to have this rare variety of an already rare plant.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you think you are Immortal?
Every living organism has a natural life span. Even the mighty Mountain Ash trees only live asay 500 years even though they get up around 100m tall.
With humans we have a life span and its very short so why do we avoid thinking about our mortality.
Did you know every morning more than one million people worldwide..
do not wake up ! So you would reckon we would be thinking about our
own mortality. Not thinking about mortality has the undercurrent of thinking we are immortal.
Having that immortal consciousness makes us very boring beings indeed….just going on and on the same with the same unimportant things that we think are so important BUT THE WORLD WONT EVEN MISS A BLINK ABOUT WHEN WE ARE NOT HERE.
The most important thing realise our full potential and happiness is to celebrate our mortality every day. And in that way we will only do those things that are truly beneficial to us.

……PS This is what I remember of a talk by ‘Sadhguru on Youtube’ without the Mountain Ash.

 

 

 

Without Plants there is no Existence as we know It
Animal life on earth is totally dependent on the Plant Kingdom.
Just think we must have plants to provide:
1/ Our food or the food for the animals we eat.
2/ Our Shelter
3/ Our Health Cures
3/ Our Peacefulness, wonder & joy
4/ Our Water
5/ Our Fossil Fuel & Fuel Wood Energy
6/ Our Recreation

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUE LIES

A grasshopper sits down at the bar at the Beach Hotel in downtown Nambour Qld. The barman says ‘Hey we have a drink named after you!’
The Grasshopper is unimpressed shrugs his wings and says
‘So who would call a drink Steve?’

 

 

 

 

Please write down your Password and Username.

Yes, we know from experience that we always tell ourselves we will remember it….but do we? And its often the Username that gets muddled up the most. Just think most people seem to have 3 usernames and three passwords they commonly use…..so that means there are 9 different ways these can be combined and that’s why its so easy to use the wrong one if you don’t record it. If you have completely forgotten which one you can easily call us we will take you off completely and you can register.

 

Combined Postage/Shipping
We do combine postage/shipping with all our orders. This means you can buy as many plants as you like for a single postage/shipping price. eg, in NSW you might buy 100 plants for $16 freight.
Our Plants are not sent Bare Rooted
All our plants are sent in pots. Mostly in a pot of 70mm diameters and 110mm deep. This pot is 4 times the volume of the tiny 40mm tubes that many other suppliers use. Our Ferns are sent in 100mm pots. * Very large plants from large pots (Bamboo, Fiddle Leaf Fig, Heliconias) may be sent bare rooted.
However we do supply some Tiny plants for $3.90 to satisfy customers who like small prices. These plants are specified as Tiny Plants for Tiny Prices and are priced at $3.90.

If you can’t find what you’re looking in our catalogue, you can use the search bar at the top of all our pages, above navigational menu and also below the side Menu.

All Plants on our website are available, not just the ones in our latest catalogue.


 

LATEST PLANTS

 Monstera Adansonii

SWISS CHEESE VINE

(2mAbcD) Monstera adansonii. This is a delightful plant with holey leaves a bit like a swiss cheese, Pastel green to dark green leaves about 15cm long. This plant will climb up whatever you want as it sets down strong tendrils. Often placed to climb up a totem pole. You can cut it back and replant at the tendrils which become the new roots. Do not overwater especially in winter and use a very well drained mix. Likes warm conditions in winter. Indirect sun or shade.

…..Priced at $19.90 (400 Parries) each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

YLANG YLANG TREECananga odorata

(8mFmAbcD) Cananga odorata is also known as the Perfume Tree. Ylang Ylang flowers are carried in mass clusters at the end of its elegant drooping branches. Each flower is a beautiful five-point star which begins as white, then green, then turning a rich, golden yellow as the blossoms mature. In warm weather it will bloom with abandon. Oil made from the flowers has a calming effect in aromatherapy and is used in perfumes and other lotions. Perfume of the flowers is indistinguishable from Chanel No. 5. Will grow in all frost free areas but will take a light frost. Can be grown in a pot. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN FRUIT OF THE ANDESSolanum quitoense

(1mEdABCDe) Solanum quitoense is also known as Naranjilla. It is a very unusual looking and rather spectacular foliage plant with a fruit that looks like Kiwi Fruit and is made into a refreshing drink. The leaves are large (40cm) and light green with mauve strips along its veins. there are small surface prickles. It is always picked out as something unusual in our nursery. Native to the northern Andes of Colombia and Equador. Should grow in all areas. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthurium White Winner

 

ANTHURIUM WHITE WINNER

A tropical plant featuring brilliant white flowers with green, yellow/white spadixs. Large decorative green foliage.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GINGERS FOR HOT & COLD AREAS
Gingers that multiply and produce more year after year. Flowering now.
Brilliant long lasting Cut Flowers. Gorgeous flowering Curcumas. They are suitable to cold areas because they go dormant back to their bulbs each year. Cover them and don’t let get too wet when dormant.Busby Seal of Approval Website

 

 

CURCUMA COLLECTIONCurcuma gracillima Candy

(0.3 – 1mABCD) Curcuma species.
Gorgeous free flowering petite gingers that will surprise you every year with their quick flowering in late summer and autumn….in any climate. Each year they multipy… go dormant and then bounce back in spring. Narrowish strappy leaves. Because of their winter dormancy they are protected from the cold. So frost hardy because they are underground at that time of year.
We have 11 curcumas;

Curcuma Anna Paulowna
(0.5m) Pink flowers & green edges.

Curcuma Blue Sky
(0.7m) Blue violet coloured flowers.

Curcuma Candy Stripe
(0.7m) Glossy flowers with pink & green stripes.

Curcuma Coconut Ice
(0.5m) Dark pink flowers with white tips.

Curcuma Exotic Pearl
(0.5m) Hot pink flower with green tips.

Curcuma Pink Pearl
(0.5m) Cream pink flower with white edges.

Curcuma Miss Pearl
(0.3m) Stunning white flower with light pink tinges.

Curcuma Rose Pearl
(0.5m) Dark pink with white/green tips.

Curcuma Thai Beauty Pink
(0.4m) Pink tulip like flowers.

Curcuma Thai Beauty Red
(0.4m) Red flowers.

Curcuma Twister
(0.5m) Twist of pink with white & green edges.

Keep these gingers in a well drained soil. Will need protection from wind. Part shade to full sun. Flowering in 100mm pots.

Priced at $12.90 each or any 3 for $33

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

 

…Hard to Get Unusual & Tasty Ornamental…

LEMON COTTON CANDYRHEEDIA MADRUNO

(4mEdFmABCD) Rheedia madruno is a unique attractive plant with narrow shiny foliage that will provide you with a pleasant aromatic tasting fruit. The fruit actually looks like a 5cm bumpy lemon! New growth is a shiny bronze. Native to wet rain forest regions from Southern Mexico through Panama. Full sun but will take shade in the tropics.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Busby Seal of Approval Website

 

 

Pouteria Species

ROSS SAPOTE

(5mAbcD) Pouteria species. This is a delicious tropical fruit tree from the Sapotaceae Family. The thin skinned orange coloured apple sized fruit grows in clusters and has a moist yellow flesh. It is eaten fresh & is sweet & fruity and used in cooking & ice cream & shakes as well. Eat when bright yellow & soft. This is an attractive medium sized open tree with small white flowers. Native to Central America. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moringa oleifera

NONI JUICE PLANT

(5mEdaD) Moringa citrifolia
Used in Polynesian traditional medicine..you can grow your own if you live in a warm coastal area north of Brisbane. The juice comes from a fruit 7cm long & there are many health claims for the juice. This can grow into quite a tall tree with big leaves and likes sandy or well drained conditions. Fast growing ..a tree takes only 18months to produce fruit and can then produce 4-8 Kg of fruit every month. Full sun or part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rungia klossii mushroom plant

MUSHROOM PLANT

(60cmEdABcD) Rungia klossii has highly nutritious leaves that have a mushroom taste about them when cooked. Great in a salad raw or stir fry for a few seconds..Reported (Sunshine Cst Daily 24/8/97) to be good for Candida and Thrush. Reported excellent for blood cleansing, it is high in protein, calcium, iron and Vitamin C. Mushroom Plant is a dark glossy soft leaved plant with lovely blue spring flowers. Shade to part sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phildendron Silver Sword

…Clumping Silver Foliage…

SILVER SWORD

Philodendron ‘Silver Sword’
This is a gorgeous genuinely silver Phildendron with pointed foliage. Clumps magnificently and nice climber. Lovely chunky white aroid flowers. Prefers well drained soil. Part shade. These are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stephanotis floribunda

STEPHANOTIS

(V*AbCD) Stephanotis floribunda will give you long lasting pure white fragrant summer flowers. The flowers are tubular with flaring petals. The shiny leaves are neat, dark green and oval shaped. Large fruit pods. This one is a nice vine from Madagascar which is not rampant and can be grown against a sunny wall or along the edge of a pergola or the like. For mild frostfree climates. Full sun is best.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Most Unusual Flowering Plant Of All…

GIANT WHITE BAT PLANTtacca integrifolia

(1mAD) Known also as the White Bat Plant but often have shades of Purple! Tacca integrifolia is probably the most unusual flowering plant of all! Its total weird flower arrangement is about one metre from top to bottom, on a spike, also one metre long. Its top bracts consist of two speccy dorsals usually pure white and each one about 200mm wide. The true flower in the centre is purple and then there are huge whiskers which hang about 600mm below. Will grow outside in a protected shaded position, north of Coffs Harbour NSW. Elsewhere in winter it can be grown in a heated situation or behind glass etc. Night temperature should not be below Zero oC. Easy to grow with care it needs great air circulation & great drainage!! These are big plants 400mm tall in larger 130mm pots.

…..Priced at $39.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pentas American Beauty

PENTAS AMERICAN BEAUTY

(1mABCD) Pentas lanceolata ‘American Beauty’
Terminal masses of bright pink flowers in clusters 12cm across will provide you with a quick display of colour through all the warm months. These are fast growers. Prune back prior to Spring growth. Nip back young buds to encourage bushiness.

…..Priced at $7.90 each or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AMORPHOPHALLUS BLUMEI

(1mABCDe) Amorphophallus blumei
This is an uncommon Amorphophallus. They die off in winter then in spring a sturdy flower stem pushes up from a large tuber, patterned like a snake skin in dark green,silver& pink. Reaching around 40cm in height this stem unfurls into a white flower arrangement surrounded by a snake skin patterned spathe. After bloom a second snake-patterned stem After flowering a series of large & interesting leaves emerge. These plants are 3yo and its the its the third year, at which time flowering usually occurs but not always. Dappled shade to full sun in a moist position. These are 350mm tall plants in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $39 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia macrorrhiza 'Black Stem'

ALOCASIA ‘BLACK STEM’

(1.5mABCD) Alocasia macrohiza ‘Black Stem’. This is a magnificent Elephant Ear with beautifully black veined & black stems contrasting against a great big bright green leaf. The plant will stand about 1.5m with 80cm leaves. Suited to all climates with hot summers but may go into dormancy in cold winter climates. Part to full shade.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curcuma Burma Gold

CURCUMA BURMA GOLD

(60cmABCD) Curcuma ‘Burma Gold’ will give you magical 18cm bright gold bracts in summer. The broad sword-like foliage has a eyecatching burgundy stems and these are a feature by themselves. Grow it in the garden or as a potted plant.They die back for winter only to multiply and flourish again in spring. Native to Myanmar (Burma) & Thailand and should grow in all mild climates in a warm, moist well drained position. Full to part sun.

….Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Anthurium Giant…Anthurium Dussii

ANTHURIUM DUSSII

(2mAbcD) Hard to get giant Anthurium with huge rippled arrow shaped leaved leaves. Huge spadix on which the bright red fruit develops. Narrow creamy brown spathe. The leaves are light green. Filtered Light to morning sun.

…..Priced at $17.90 each (350 parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caladium Angels Touch

CALADIUM ANGELS TOUCH

(35cmABCD) Caladium ‘Angels Touch’
This is a pretty caladium with bright red, pink and green heavily red veined foliage. Flowers are pretty with a small cream spadix and wrap around spathe. Caladiums are bulbous aroids that will multiply for you in brilliant colour. Deciduous in winter so good in cold country as well as hot. Morning sun to shade they are pretty flexible. in the ground or in a pot. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

CALADIUM PINKCaladium Pink

(35cmABCD) Caladium ‘Pink’
This is a pretty caladium with pink and green foliage. Flowers are pretty with a small cream spadix and wrap around spathe. Caladiums are bulbous aroids that will multiply for you in brilliant colour. Deciduous in winter so good in cold country as well as hot. . Morning sun to shade they are pretty flexible. in the ground or in a pot. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

GET BOTH CALADIUMS FOR $19.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COSTUS ARABICUSCostus arabicus

(2mAbcD) Will present you with unusual white flowers that pop out of a large bract at the heads of the plant in summer & autumn. Likes a frostfree climate.In cooler climates they make a good pot speciman and can be taken indoors for winter. Part to full shade.Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (160 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Unusual Blue Form….

BLUE CHINESE HAT PLANTHolmskiolda Blue

(3mABCD) Holmskioldia sanguinea ‘Blue’. Unusual and curious blue- purple flowers shaped like a Chinese hat from late spring to autumn. They are clustered in dense terminal bunches. The ‘hat’ is actually a disc-like bract from which rises a tubular flower. This is a strong grower with long trailing canes and is suitable for espalier. For warm temperate to tropical climates in a sunny sheltered position.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOWY COSTUS (Ginger)Costus potierae

(2m**RfAbcD) Costus potierae is an interesting clumping Ginger with very unusual white and golden marked flowers. In summer a single flower erupts from under each scale on its weird round green cone. Native to the rainforests of North Queensland it is a shade lover and does particularly well indoors as well as out in the garden or rockery or in a tub. Foliage makes an attractive feature. Likes a well composted position and moisture. Most of the Gingers can be cut back prior to their spring flush when they reshoot vigorously off a strong rhizome. Will grow in warm temperate areas. Shade or part sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (160 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Huge Flowers….Be Surprised…

FRASER ISLAND CREEPER

(V**ABCD) Tecomanthe hillii is a hard to get spectacular creeper from Queenslands World Heritage Fraser Island. Big gorgeous bright pink bunches of flowers in summer. This is a small bushy climber with lovely glossy foliage. Grows in swampy and sandy creek bed locations. Will grow in all mild climates but will need special winter protection in cooler inland locations.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

COLOUR SHRUBS

 

….Gorgeous Resilient Native….

RIVER ROSEBauera rubioides

(1.5mF**ABCD) Bauera rubioides comes out in masses of small pink (rarely white) roselike flowers in spring and again in summer and carries flower throughout the year. Tiny (1cm) bright green leaves that form a dense compact little shrub. Native to the coastal heaths and forests of QLD, NSW, Vic, Tas and Kangaroo Island this one is resistant to frost and wet under foot. Can also be used as a taller groundcover on a bank or garden speciman in a shady spot. Keep moist in dry weather. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Galphimia glauca

MEXICAN GOLD BUSH

(2mAbcD) Galphimia gauca. Will delight you with its bright whirling clusters of gold star shaped flowers with prominent anthers. Its red stems are literally weighed down with flowers – lasting weeks. Likes it on the dry side. Feature or can be clipped to a hedge. Full sun in all warm climates.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DONKEYS TAIL

(2mABCD) Stachytarpheta spp. Very attractive flowers and foliage combination. Unique flower arrangement coming out in sequence forming a
tail! We have 2;Stachytarpheta indica flower

 

 

White Donkey Tail
Attractive white flowers

 

 

Blue Donkey TailStachytarpheta cayennensis
Attractive blue flowers.

An upright woody stem with nice structure and rough wrinkled textured green oval leaves. The flowers attract butterflies. A wide range of medicinal uses in traditional medicine. Cold hardy. Native to southern America. Light shade.

Either one for $8.90… Any 3 for $23 …Both for $15.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Amazing White Patterned Foliage…Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'Snowflake'

HIBISCUS ‘SNOWFLAKE’

(1-2mAbcD) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Snowflake’ has the amazing white patterned coloured foliage in shades of creamy white & green. A tropical shrub featuring small attractive bright red flowers. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 


 

 

ORCHIDS

 

Dendrobium Love Pink StripeDendrobium Love Pink Stripe

Hardcane type, compact grower, long sprays of striped pink flowers. Prefers bright warm conditions, cool tolerant, but does need rain protection in the Winter months. Near flowering in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phal. Allura ‘Santa Claus’Phal Allura Santa Claus

Mini compact growing moth orchid with an unusual white lip. Indoor conditions best, indirect light position. Approx. 130mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY – MARCH AFRICAN VIOLET COLLECTION OF 5

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have 5 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

African Violet Emrose

African Violet Emrose

African Violet Sun Sizzle

African Violet Sun Sizzle

African Violet Watermelon Wine

African Violet Watermelon Wine

African Violet Buffalo Hunt

African Violet Buffalo Hunt

African Violet Everdina

African Violet Everdina Minature

Moderate light to indoor light.

$8.90 each…. Any three for $25 or ….Five for $39

 

 


 

 

FERNS

 adiantum gracillimum

GRACILLIMUM MAIDENHAIR FERN

(60cmAbcD) Adiantam raddiantum ‘Gracillimum’. A shade loving fern with fine delicate lime green fronds. New fronds may appear pink. Grows great indoors in a container. Can be grown outdoors but only in a shaded position. Prefers warmth and moist soil. Filtered light. Avoid direct sunlight. In 85mm pot.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KING FERNAngiopteris evecta

(3mx7m**RfAbCD) Angiopteris evecta. The largest (not the tallest) of the Australian Ferns with fronds growing to up to 7m long. This magnificent Fern develops a short massive rounded trunk, with ear like lobes near the growing tip. Likes a warm shady sheltered position away from frost with well drained soil and an abundance of water although can take drying out more than most ferns. These are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toadea barbara

DWARF KING FERN

(2m**ABCD) Toadea barbara. Gets multiple heads and will also produce offsets from its base! This is a unique rarely available fern. It has a very broad black fibrous trunk and its fronds are up to 2m long. Likes swampy conditions, so it likes plenty of moisture when it is warm. Put it in a nice permanent spot because this one is guaranteed to outlive everything around. Shade. 85mm pot.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $33

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Hoya Collection

A Home is not a Home….Without a Hoya

FEBRUARY – MARCH HOYA COLLECTION 1

Hoya cinnamomifolia

HOYA CINNAMOMIFOLIA

(VABcD) Great big balls of lime green maroon centred flowers will enthrall the lucky beholder. About 30-40 flowers in each bunch! Big strong beautifully shaped and heavily veined leaves on this climber make it a standout for you. Filtered light to morning sun. Keep tight rooted for good flowering.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (200 Parries)

 

hoya macgillivray

HOYA ‘BIG MAC’

(C) Hoya macgillivrayii. Bunches of huge Purple/Red flowers with pointed leaves.

…..$12.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

HOYA ‘NEW GUINEA GOLD’ (W)Hoya PNG New Star Backwards Cluster

Hoya coronarium. Small groups of large solid gold star shaped flowers with thickish slightly crinkled leaves. Full sun.

…..$12.90 each (200 Parries)

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35.00

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY – MARCH HOYA COLLECTION 2

VALENTINE HOYAHoya kerrii flowers

Hoya kerrii has thick heart shaped leaves which grow to 5-15cm long & wide. A reliable bloomer with tight bunches of white reflexed flowers with a tint of lime green & change to pink with a maroon corona.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

hoya fungii

HOYA FUNGII

Emerald green foliage as well as its dark green veins. Large pink flower clusters have up to 60 flowers. happily under shade here down to 0o C in winter. Part shade.

…..$9.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

Hoya obovata

HOYA OBOVATA

Thick round leaved Hoya with clusters of 20-30 fuzzy white to light rose flowers with deep carmine red centres. Happily under shade here down to 0C in winter. Part shade.

…..$9.90 (160 Parries)

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35.00

 

 

 

 

FEBRUARY – MARCH HOYA COLLECTION 3

Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

HOYA ‘RED’

(C) Hoya publicalyx ‘Red’. Red flowers with long leaves. Large red clusters.

…..$9.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

HOYA AUSTRALIS (M)Hoya australis

Hoya australis. Shiny ovate shaped leaves with clusters of white waxy triangler petal flowers with a red and white centre.

…..$9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

HOYA INCRASSATAhoya incrassata

From 30 to 80 flowers in lnarge heads on this lovely fragrant hoya. The flowers are strongly reflexed with a yellow base and white corona. Light shade.Its attractive leaves are quite thick and long & pointed.

…..$9.90 (180 Parries)

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $27.00

 

Key to Cold Tolerance: Letter after Hoya Name:C=Cool Growing, M= Intermediate Temperatures W=Warm Growing-Sub Tropical+ Note: Cool Growing will also thrive in the hotter conditions but the warm growing do not appreciate the cooler conditions.

Hoya Ideas

Find a place where you can run some horizontal tie wires and run between two posts, trees or whatever. Run a tie wire about every 25-30cm and where the wires meet the post attach a pot of hoya of the climbing variety. You can strap them on or nail the pots on. Let the hoyas run along the wires as they grow. Vines that run horizontally produce more flowers than those running vertically.

 


 

Delicious Collection

Delicious February – March Collection 1

Pleiogynium timorense

Burdekin Plum

(8mEd**ABCD) Pleiogynum timorense.
A native tree with delicious edible purple plum like fruits. Full sun or light shade.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

Pouteria Species

Ross Sapote

(5mEdAbcD) Pouteria species. A delicious tropical fruit tree. The orange coloured fruit grows in clusters. Sweet tasting when eaten fresh and used in cooking. Eat when bright yellow & soft.
…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

annona muricata soursop

Soursop

(6mEdabcD) Annona muricata
Attractive little shade tree will give you the most delicious fruit to eat fresh. Very juicy and makes a tangy drink. Contains vitamin C, B1 and B2. For warm areas. Full sun.
….Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

ALL THREE FOR $45.00

 

 

 

Delicious February – March Collection 2

RHEEDIA MADRUNO

Lemon Cotton Candy

(4mEdFmABCD) Rheedia madruno will provide you with a pleasant aromatic tasting fruit. The fruit looks like a 5cm bumpy lemon! Full sun but will take shade in the tropics.
….Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

Averrhoa carambola

Carombola

(5-9mEdaD) Averrhoa carombola. The fruits are large and very tasty with a delicate flavour, with nice texture and shape. Even the ripe skin is edible. Full sun.
…Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

Diospyros digyna black sapote

Black Sapote

(5mEdAD) Diospyros digyna. Aka choc pudding. Pulp looks & tastes like a fine chocolate mousse. Eat fresh or after freezing. Tastes great! Full sun.
…Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

ALL THREE FOR $29.00

 

 

 

Delicious February – March Collection 3

Vanilla planifolia

Vanilla Orchid

Vanilla planifolia. Produces pods which natural vanilla is sourced from and is used in the production of ice cream & cakes. Prefers very well drained conditions. Suit to warm coastal climates. Morning sun to light shade.
…..Priced at $14.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

Gynura procumbens

Diabetes Plant

(1mEdABCD) Gynura procumbens. Has reknowned reputation as a blood balancer. Tastes fines and be eaten rawor in smoothies, salads and stir fries. Good in tea. Shade.
…..$8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $23 or 5 for $39

 

 

 

Psidium littorale

Giant Red Cherry Guava

(4mEdABCD) Psidium littorale ‘Red Giant’
Will prodive you with delicious extra large cherry guavas. Fruit is usually ready for harvest in late summer and autumn. And in tropical climates, you will get two crops per year. Will take light frost. Full sun.
…..$8.90 each or 3 for $23

 

ALL THREE FOR $28.00

 

 

 

Delicious February – March Collection 4

Hylocereus undatus pink fruit

Pink Dragonfruit

(4.5mEdAbcD) Hylocereus undatus.
Delicious juicy pink fleshed and skin edible fruit! Needs winter protection. Full sun or bright light .
…..Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

Saraca indica

Asoka Tree

(7m**EdAbcD) Saraca indica
Edible flowers and leaves. The tree produces its flowers all year. Native to South East Asia. Prefers moist soil and a shady position.
….Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

Moringa oleifera

Noni Juice Plant

(5mEdaD) Moringa citrifolia.
The juice comes from a fruit 7cm long. Likes sandy or well drained conditions. Fast growing ..a tree takes only 18 months to produce fruit and can then produce 4-8Kg of fruit every month.Full sun to part shade.
…..$12.90 each (250 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

ALL THREE FOR $39.00

 

 


 

 

 

Succulents

Cephalocereus senilis

OLD MAN CACTUS

(10mAbcD) Cephalocereus senilis is a unique cactus with fluffy white tufts of ‘hair’. Certainly a plant with personality. Pink flowers. This plant is endangered in the deserts of Mexico. After a while your cactus will clump but will stay smallish inside the house. Outdoors in hot, dry sunny conditions can grow big to 10m …but most are grown indoors in an unglazed container in bright light or window facing north or west. Keep on the dry side in a cactus mix… or sand, perlite and potting mix. Don’t overwater or it will rot and water only once or twice in winter! Single stem plants about 100mm tall…sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN BARREL CACTUSEchinocactus grusonii

(1.4mABCD) Echinocactus grusonii
This is an unusual cactus now rare in the wild. Can grow to 1.8m in height and spread! Its single pale green globe shaped body stretches upward in maturity becoming barrel shaped. Vivid yellow 5cm flowers from the top in summer in mature specimen. Ribbed and has attractive spines that go golden. Although these will grow in low temperatures they do not like heavy frost. Likes dry well drained conditions. Native to Mexico. Full sun (best) or part shade. These are strong plants in 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALOE FANTASY HYBRIDS

(40cmABCD) Mixed Reds Aloe maculata x Hybrids. Fabulously patterned & sculptured the fingerprint on each seed hybrid plant is unique. They will have colour, line and dot markings grooves and teeth. They hybridise readily with other Aloe Species…so guessing the parents is difficult! They will also pup. They grow quite chunky say 30cm tall & wide. Spikes of tubular red or orange flowers. Treat like a treasured succulent in bright light or where it can catch morning or afternoon sun. Really too precious to plant out in the garden & not suited to hot sun & wet conditions. Easy to grow & needs to dry out between waterings like any succulent. These plants are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MADAGASCAR PALMPachypodium lamerii

(3mAbcD) Pachypodium lamerii is one weird plant, a bit like a tall fat cactus with spines and amazing ‘Three Stooges’ like foliage arrangement on top. The leaves in this arrangement are long and narrow with silver undersides, which it is likely to drop in the depths of winter. Yes it even flowers with white/cream frangipani like, terminal flowers. Although this one grows to 6m in its native Madagascar, it will not grow as big here. Can be grown in a container indoors in good light. Known to grow as far south as Auckland NZ. Likes a well drained soil in sunny position. Keep on the dry side when cool – if kept dry can survive a light frost. Full sun to part shade. These are sent in a 70mm pot.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIANT APPLE CACTUS

(8mABcD) Cereus peruvianus
This is an magnificent large growing cactus. As it matures, the cactus will bloom extraordinary yellow flowers that are then followed by an orange to red fruit which looks similar to an apple. Can be planted in very dry and hot or desert like areas. Plant in a well drained soil to avoid root rot. A high heat and drought tolerant cactus. Full sun. These are calloused plants ready to set roots. 300mm tall ex ground.

…..Priced at $39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHIN CACTUSGymnocalycium spp

(15cmAbcD) Gymnocalycium spp
A free flowering small globular cactus with predominately pastel coloured 3cm flowers. Quick flowering. Will thrive if given plenty of light and free draining soil. Water well during summer, much less in winter and allow soil to dry out between watering. Perfect for pots or a sunny dry spot in the garden. Ideal for pots. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrophytum myriostigma

…Built like an Ornate Rock…

BISHOP’S HAT CACTUS

Astrophytum myriostigma. If you like the weird and unusual this might be for you. If you like the cute and ornate you might also want this. White flowers in summer. Good indoors in bright light. Water very sparingly….remember its rellies just came out of the desert.

…..Priced at $14.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferocactus

MIXED FEROCACTUS HYBRIDS

There are so many variations to these lovely hybrids but they have the characteristic colourful spines and all flower in relatively large vibrant reds, yellows orange and whites. Requires a well drained potting mix. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Amazing Plants Available and in Stock!

 

AMAZON LILYEucharis x grandiflora

(60cmAbcD) Eucharis x grandiflora is a magnificent flowering Lily with sweet smelling white flowers which resemble velvety snow white daffodils with light lime green markings. They can flower several times in spring and summer. The attractive basal 20cm leaves are dark thick and paddle shaped. The Amazon Lily will multiply and makes a luxuriant pot or garden speciman. Keep in a pot if winter temperatures ever fall below zero degrees Celcius when it may go dormant. Natural hybrid from Colombia South America they like warm conditions. Part to full shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 (170 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…A Beauty and Herbal…

PURPLE CONE FLOWER

(90cmABcD) Echinacea purpurea
Gorgeous purple blooms! Blooms in spring to summer. Also makes a great bouquet! Echinacea purpurea is well known for its immune building and antibiotic properties from the root and foliage. This one is easy to grow and also a low maintenace plant. Attracts bees and butterflies while in full bloom. Native to North America. Adaptable to most soils and positions. Tolerant to drought & heat. Full sun. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOZZIE BLOCKERleptospermum liversedgei

(1.8m**FmABCDE) Leptospermum liversidgei ‘BY11’
This one has been highly selected and then cloned for high levels of Citronella oil. The vapour from the oil in the foliage saturates the air, greatly reducing mosquito activity. Insect eating birds such as wrens feed on the stunned insects from within the foliage and on the ground. Each plant will provide protection for about 3 m2. Mozzie Blocker has lovely bright green short needle like foliage and responds well to being trimmed. Great as a hedge or in pots around pools and barbeque areas. Gets covered in masses of pink flowers in autumn & spring. Likes moisture. Full to part sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (170 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Astrophytum myriostigma

…Built like an Ornate Rock…

BISHOP’S HAT CACTUS

Astrophytum myriostigma. If you like the weird and unusual this might be for you. If you like the cute and ornate you might also want this. White flowers in summer. Good indoors in bright light. Water very sparingly….remember its rellies just came out of the desert.

…..Priced at $14.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Most Unusual Fern This Year…Nephrolepis emina

PRINCESS JOKER’S CAP

(30cmABCD) Nephrolepis exaltata ‘Emina’.
If you want an unusual fern this is it. Atttractive thick green upright lacey curled fronds. Will definitely stand out in either the garden, hanging basket and even indoors since the fern itself is a natural air purifer! Great in a pot or hanging basket. Slow growing. Filtered light. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (270 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diospyros digyna black sapote

BLACK SAPOTE

(5mEdAD) Diospyros digyna aka Choc. Pudding Fruit.
Pulp looks & tastes like a fine chocolate mousse! Tastes great. Eat fresh or after freezing. Ingredient for cakes, custard, liquors etc. No frost. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25
PS It is unrelated to other Sapotes. Sapote comes from the Aztec word ‘tzapotl’ which was used to describe all soft sweet fruit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Amazing Subterranean Apple Pear…

JICAMA FRUITPachyrhizus erosus

(4-5mEdVAbcD) Pachyrhizus erosus
Jicama produces a potato like underground fruit/tuber that tastes like a cross between an apple and a pear! Jicama contains many important vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate, potassium and magnesium. It’s low in calories and high in fiber. It also contains antioxidants, including vitamins C and E and beta-carotene. A climbing vine, will grow up to 4 or 5m tall with supports. Can be eaten raw or cooked. Will grow better in warmer climates, especially tropical areas. Native to Mexico. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23
PS: The leaves, pods, flowers & seeds are toxic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Don’t Miss Me…Don’t Miss Me…

BANANA BUSHTabernaemantana pandacaqui banana bush

(2m*,**RfAbcD) Tabernaemontana pandacaqui. This is a weird but highly prized native that grows fruit that look like bright little orange bananas (non edible) after flowering with unusual white fragrant flowers that look like helicopter rotors! They have five petals which fuse to form a tube. Native to rainforest in Qld and Nthn NSW. Tropical glossy dark green foliage. Also makes an excellent container plant and takes clipping. Suited to warm climates north of Coffs Harbour NSW or equivalent. Partial sun to full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELEPHANT FOOT YAMAmorphophallus muellerii

(1mABCDe) Amorphophallus muelleri
Elephant Foot will be a great talking piece as it goes through its strange life cycle. The one metre stem is patterned like a carpet snake skin and unfurls into an interesting leaf arrangement. At around its third year it will push up a thick short stem which produces a lovely pink arum flower. After flowering bright red fruit is produced on the spadix. There is a seed inside each fruit..Elephant Foot dies off in autumn each year & comes back in spring. Dappled shade to full sun in a moist position. These are seedlings.

…..Priced at $29 (380 Parries)
PS Amorphophallus species produce some of the worlds most amazing flowering arrangements.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIANT RED CHERRY GUAVAPsidium littorale

(4mEdABCD) Psidium littorale ‘Red Giant’ provides you with delicious extra large cherry guavas. This is an attractive shrub with decorative appeal with its shiny green leaves and attractively mottled trunk. Its attractive white flowers with prominent stamens come forth in spring to early summer. Fruit is usually ready for harvest in late summer and autumn and in tropical climates you will get two crops per year. Takes a light frost. Full sun.

…..Priced $8.90 or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*BROAD LEAVED BOTTLE TREEBrachychiton australis

(5-8m**FABcDE) Brachychiton australis
A handsome & kinky native. White pre spring white flowers that appear when it is bare of foliage. Deciduous. Hardy small medium tree, native to Queensland. Suitable for hot and dry areas from rocky rainforest areas up to 800m altitude. OK around houses and ponds as it has a non-invasive root system and can also be used in containers. Should be good bonsai speciman. It has a rapidly tapering trunk and a thick, round base with a greenish-blue bark. Branches are sparse and looks odd – tree often grows in bizarre shapes. Its leaves have very different shapes at various stages. Drought tolerant. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*BIRD OF PARADISEStrelizia reginae

(1mFABCD) Strelitzia reginae. Has the exotic bird like flowers in contrasting bright orange and blue. A remarkable plant it is amazingly drought resistant and withstands lows of minus 8oC. Splendid in floral arrangements and as feature plants. Florists are able to sell just a single flower at a premium. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (170 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRAZIL ZEBRA PLANTcalathea zebrina

(40cmAbcD) Calathea zebrina syn.Maranta zebrina. A foliage plant with deep green velvet leaves, marked with bold stripes along the veins. The spring flowers appear in a cluster in chocolate brown bracts. Likes warmth and humidity. Makes a nice house plant or garden plant in sub-tropics or warmer areas. Filtered light.

…..Priced at $12.90 (190 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…Fast Growing Stock Fodder and Shelter…Chamaecytisus proliferus

TREE LUCERNE

(6mFABCD) Chamaecytisus prolifer is also known as Tagasaste. The foliage on Tree Lucerne is relished by stock of all kinds. This is a widely planted very fast growing tree which is not only ornamental but great for stock shelter and fodder. White pea-shaped flowers in late winter and spring. Very hardy plant and will take frost. For all but the very coldest winter climates. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Brain Tonic…

ASHOKA TREESaraca indica

(7m*EdAbcD) Saraca asoca.
A small compact tree that is so important in the cultural traditions of the Indian sub continent and nearby areas. Edible flowers and leaves. The tree produces its flowers all year..Its renowned medicinal use is as a brain tonic and improves memory and intellect. The bark is used medicinally, particularly for the female reproductive system. Native to South East Asia. Prefers moist soil and a shady position.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FICUS GREEN ISLANDFicus microcarpa 'Green Island'

(1.5m**AbcD) Ficus microcarpa ‘Green Island’. This is a curious small native fig which tends to spread out sideways and is easy to train as a ground-hugging shrub clinging closely to rocks or across a bed. Green Island has thick roundish leaves that are dark green and shiny. It does well in low or medium light and is really easy to maintain indoors. This is a low maintenance plant & proven great for bonsai. Develops a thick trunk and aerial roots at a relatively early age. Shade or sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Unusual Blue Form….

BLUE CHINESE HAT PLANTHolmskioldia sanguinea 'Blue'

(3mABCD) Holmskioldia sanguinea ‘Blue’. Unusual and curious blue- purple flowers shaped like a Chinese hat from late spring to autumn. They are clustered in dense terminal bunches. The ‘hat’ is actually a disc-like bract from which rises a tubular flower. This is a strong grower with long trailing canes and is suitable for espalier. For warm temperate to tropical climates in a sunny sheltered position.

…..Priced at $9.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khaya senegalensis

AFRICAN MAHOGANY

(20mAbcD) Khaya senegalensis is a stately forest tree used widely through the warm areas of the world as a street, ornamental & shade tree. Eye catching grey flaky bark is a another feature. Also great timber tree now used in plantation forestry. For warm areas north of Coffs Harbour or Geraldton WA. Full sun. Does not mind swampy soils. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (Limited Stock)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JACK FRUITartocarpus heterophyllus

(7mAbcD) Artocarpus heterophyllus
The fruit of the Jackfruit tree is huge even on a small tree. It is seldom less than than 25cm up to 50cm in diameter and up to 36kg in weight. They grow on the trunk branches and roots of the tree and are the worlds largest tree grown fruit. The pulp & seeds are edible & have been popular for thousands of years. Is eaten raw (mild pineapple taste) or processed in many ways and used in asian cuisine. Believed to be a native of the Indian Western Ghats rainforest. This is a handsome stately tree in the tropics. Smaller elsewhere. Takes light frost. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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…Do your own Trial…Sorghum × drummondii

SUDAN GRASS..Superdan 2

(1-2mFmABCD) Sorghum × drummondii
A hybrid grass species raised for forage and grain which is well known for its drought tolerance, Fast growing you can make a nutritious hay or grass feed for your animals. It will quickly grow to a metre. If you are happy with your trial you can buy direct from local Pacific seeds Agent. The seed germinates readily and can be drilled or planted. Native to eastern Africa. These are plants in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $5.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Delicious Pink Flesh …Not White…

PINK DRAGONFRUITHylocereus undatus pink fruit

(4.5mAbcD) Hylocereus undatus
This is the delicious Pink fleshed one not the tasteless white fleshed one they sell in Super-markets!aka Pitaya & Strawberry Pear. Hylocereus undatus is a weird climbing cactus-huge juicy delicious edible pink fruit (1kg) with a pink flesh. Its giant white fragrant flowers are 30cm across in late spring and summer. They appear only during the night! This cactus will climb up a wall or a tree and quickly develops multiple trunks. Vivid green three cornered stems. Will grow in desert but easy to grow elsewhere. Needs winter protection in cooler areas. Full sun or bright light.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia portodora

PORTODORA ELEPHANT EAR

(2.5m*,**RfAbcD) Alocasia portodora
This is a huge Elephant Ear with ruffle edged glossy dark green leaves one metre plus long. The stout stem is also a feature with unique brown mottling. Arum like green cream flowers in summer. Takes full sun or light to medium shade. Good in a pot or in the ground.

…..Priced at $16.90 (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Unusual Native….Eutaxia obovata

EGG AND BACON PLANT

(1-2mABCD) Eutaxia obovata. A small to medium size shrub with densely foliage. Pea shaped yellow and red flowers are borne from winter to early summer. An ideal screening plant, or plant in gardens and parks for late winter and spring colour. Tip prune when young to ensure bushy, healthy growth. Responds to heavy pruning. Takes shade or sun. Requires well drained soil in a position protected from frost.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED BOTTLEBRUSHCallistemon citrinus 'Endeavour'

(3m**FmABCD) Callistemon ‘Red’ is an attractive hardy shrub that will most definitely catch anyone’s attention with it’s bright red flowers in spring to summer. Easy to grow and requires low maintenance. Ornamental all year long. Native to Australia. Stiff grey green foliage and furrowed bark on the trunk. Once established, it is drought and light frost tolerant. Full sun to part shade. Attracts birds and will take any future climate. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $3.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ANT PLANT COLLECTIONMyrmecodia becarrii

(30cmAbcD) Myrmecodia & Hydnophytum are unusual epiphytes..a wonder of nature. It has small semi-succulent thickened leaves growing on a hardened ball (hypocotyl) which develops from its stem. Part of the swollen base with small chambers that provides housing for ants. This is also beneficial for the plant as the plant digests the ants leftovers. Can also be grown in pots rather than on trees.
We have 5 different Ant plants. They are:

Myrmecodia becarii
White flowers emerge from the small hollows in the ball and then you get white, red, pink or orange fruit. From North QLD.
…..Priced at $17.90

Myrmecodia tuberosa ‘New Britain’
…..Priced at $17.90

Hydnophytum simplex ‘Aru Island’
…..Priced at $17.90

Myrmecodia tuberosa ‘Armata’
(Malaysia) Spiny single or multiple stem. Small white flowers. From southeast Asia.
…..Priced at $17.90

Hydnophytum ferrugineum – Sold Out
Rare Australian native epiphyte. Foliar feed in spring.
…..Priced at $17.90

Filtered sunlight. Avoid over watering. Coarse epiphytic potting mix.

All 5 for $69 or $17.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Miltassia Phoenix Rising

Miltassia Phoenix Rising

Large spider shaped white flowers with contrasting markings. Shadehouse conditions, These plants are 220mm tall in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $27 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JANUARY AFRICAN VIOLET COLLECTION OF 5

Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have 5 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

African Violet Ness Satin Rose

African Violet Ness Satin Rose

African Violet Repeat Performance

African Violet Repeat Performance

African Violet Plum Pudding

African Violet Plum Pudding

African Violet Tribute to Bill

African Violet Tribute to Bill

African Violet Frosted Freckles

Moderate light to indoor light.

$8.90 each…. Any three for $25 or ….Five for $39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NETHERLANDS ELKPlatycerium veitchii Hybrid Netherlands Elk

(50cm**ABCD) Platycerium veitchii Hybrid is a hybrid developed in Holland. The Australian native Silver Elk is the only known parent. It has fronds that appear to be covered with a thick grey felt. This is a water conserving device. The fertile fronds are mostly erect while the shield fronds display unusual finger-like projections when grown in bright light. It can be mounted on a plaque or on a tree for a more natural growth pattern. The Silver Elk itself attaches to rock faces in open woodland on the western slopes of Central to Nth QLD. Easy to grow in a protected garden in good light and morning sun…not heavy shade. Liquid fertilise often. Very drought and frost resistant. Do not overwater! Sent in 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microsorum musifolium

 

CROCODYLLUS

(60cmABCD) Microsorum musifolium ‘Crocodyllus’. This is the famous ‘Crocodyllus’ with its frond surface marked like a crocodile skin. Attractive broad bright green fronds that grow up to a metre tall. Bright light or part sun. Will grow in all climates.

……Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asplenium australisicum 'Broad Crested'

BROAD CRESTED BIRDSNEST FERN

(1m**RfABCD) Asplenium australisicum ‘Broad Crested’ is an absolutely gorgeous cultivar with very unusual crested fronds. The crests at the frond ends are a full 30cm wide! Glossy bright green radiating fronds. Will grow in your garden or rockery and can be grown indoors in good light. Very hardy to most adverse conditions. Full to semi shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) each or 3 for $34

 

 

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $34

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…A Collectors Must…Rare Variety…Drynaria Whitei

WHITEI FERN

(1m**ABCD) Drynaria rigidula cv. whitei. This rare variety from the Glasshouse Mountains throws new fronds right through the warm months and holds more foliage than other types. This plant is so highly sought but seldom obtainable. An unusual basket fern with big wide frilly arching fronds to 1m long and short erect nest leaves. Native to Nth NSW and QLD. Easily grown in a pot or hanger in a well drained mix. Full sun or shade. These are big plants 40cm tall plus in 130mm pots full of rhizome.

…..Priced at $39.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Rarely Available…pandanus amaryllifolius

COOKING PANDAN

(1mEdAD) Pandanus amaryllifolus
Hard to get tropical plant. The leaves are widely used in Southeast Asia for cooking. The leaves have a nutty fragrance which enhances the flavor of foods, especially rice dishes and cakes. It is an upright, green plant with fan-shaped sprays of long, narrow, blade-like leaves and woody aerial roots. Partial Sun. Warm areas. These plants are in native tubes 20cm tall.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VANILLA ORCHID VINEVanilla planifolia

Vanilla planifolia (Syn. V. fragrans) is an attractive sought vine with and highly clusters of golden flowers which produce pods. Natural Vanilla is sourced from the pods and is used in the production of ice cream, cakes and beverages. The pods are also used in the manufacture of perfume and is great in pot pourri. This climbing orchid vine is a member of the Family Orchidaceae and can reach up to 15m in the tropics. It is free growing in the sub tropical areas and must have very well drained conditions. Suited to coastal climates in a warm spot…morning sun or light shade. These plants are about 200mm tall. Sent in 70mm pot.

……Priced at $14.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blechnum Pink Lady Fern

BLECHNUM ‘PINK LADY’

(1mABCD) One of the fronds will be pastel pink! This is a seldom occurring sport of Blechnum ‘Silver Lady’. You will have one of the few in Australia. This is a lovely symmetrical dwarf tree fern with silver glinted foliage with the pink one to match.In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $16.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHOCOLATE BEEHIVE GINGERZingiber spectabile Chocolate

(2mAbcD) Zingiber spectabile ‘Chocolate’. Gorgeous long lasting 15cm dark chocolate honeycomb like flower bracts. Something special in your garden design. The shoot from the base of the plant on 20cm spikes from summer to autumn. The true flowers emerge like orchids from each ‘window’ on the bract.This one has medium sized leaves that may go back in winter in cooler climates. New shoots will power away in spring. If growing in cooler climates a frost free position is preferable. Grow in light shade to full sun in a warm well drained location.

…..Priced at $16.90 (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

annona muricata soursop

SOURSOP

(6mEdabcD) Annona muricata is an attractive little shade tree will giving you the most delicious fruit to eat fresh, in deserts or as a flavouring with many uses. Very juicy it makes a tangy drink. The big green fruit weighs up to 6kg. Fruit also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. The fruit, seeds, and leaves have a number of herbal medicinal uses. If you are interested in cancer… read about its well proclaimed cancer killing properties. For warm areas and will fruit in pots (even in temperate areas if protected from the cold.) Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kalanchoe pinnata

MIRACLE LEAF

(1mABCD) Kalanchoe pinnata is well known in medical laboratries around the world as an anti cancer herb. The bufadienólidos triterpenoids inparticular in their chemical makeup have been shown to have an effect on cell multiplication. There are many scientific studies just Search Internet ‘Kalanchoe pinnata Cancer’…thick curled green leaves with light brown edges & stems. Pale pink flowers blooms in spring through summer. This herbal plant well known in folklore as a remedy for headaches, high blood pressure, rheumatism, styes & kidney stones! Drought tolerant. Grow in full sun to light shade in very well drained conditions or coarse mix. Water lightly.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pyrostegia venusta flame vine

FLAME VINE

(VABCD) Pyrostegia venusta (syn. ignea) is one of the most spectacular climbers of them all-few plants flower as profusely as this one. The flowers are bright orange and tubular in terminal panicles of thirty to fifty blooms from July to October. This is an evergreen vine from Brazil, with largish attractive compound leaves. Very hardy it will grow in all areas where protected from frost. Fertilise regularly. Requires full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $24

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthurium Princess Alexia Mint

ANTHURIUM PRINCESS ALEXIA MINT

(60cmAbcD) Lovely yellow and green spadix with fantastic creamy green medium spathes. They have a green mosaic pattern. More ripe flowers get an interesting white wash effect. Very decorative. The leaves are light green and glossy. Great as a indoor plant! Bred in Holland for multiflowering and cold tolerance. Filtered Light.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’

 

VARIEGATED MAIDENHAIR

(40cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’
Unusual white striped medium sized leaves and a medium 40cm grower. Lovely bushy plants. Indoor shade position. Sent in 85mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Finest of the Fine…Adiantum raddianum 'Charlotte Parvifolium'

CHARLOTTE MAIDENHAIR

(50cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Charlotte Parvifolium’. This is a beautiful extremely fine foliaged compact grower. Tear dropped shaped pinules. Takes down to 2oC in a sheltered spot. Bronze new growth. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crinum powellii alba

CRINUM POWELLII ALBA

(1mABCD) Lots of big pure white fragrant flowers from a single bulb will delight you with this clumping South African plant. The flowers come around Christmas time.This is a very hardy plant. Long flat dark green leaves come right from the bulb at ground level. Good in the ground or in a pot in full sun down to part shade. These plants are sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELKHORN FERNPlatycerium bifurcatum

Platycerium bifurcatum is the wonderful native hanging fern with a shield base from which grow huge antlers like a reindeers. They attach themselves to trees in rainforest areas and will multiply right up to a huge mass to about one metre. Native to the East Coast Of Australia, New Caledonia and New Guinea. Easy to grow in a protected garden in filtered light to morning sun. Liquid fertilise often.
We are selling 2 sizes of Elkhorn Fern, they are;

Medium (14-18cm wide)
Fronds 30cm long…..Priced $19

Large (18-20cm wide)
Fronds 30cm or longer……Priced at $25

Please note these Elkhorns are mounted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia Brown

 

ALOCASIA BROWN

(1mABCD) This is an unusual lovely textured and coloured Alocasia with medium sized dark crinkled foliage with brown stems and under leaf. Deciduous in winter so it will handle cold areas as it heads underground. Part sun to shade. In the ground or in a pot.

…..Priced at $19.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…White Edged Blue Velvet Foliage…Hosta Dew Drop

HOSTA ‘DEW DROP’

(30cm*FABCD) Gorgeous plant with big bright lavender clusters of fragrant bell shaped flowers on top of its soft velvety foliage Dew Drop has white edged round 8mm blue green leaves which forms a mound. Brings that luscious blue colour to your garden. Dormant in winter. Takes shade, cold, dry & wet in its stride. Light sun to full shade. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIABETES PLANTGynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura procumbens. A reknowned reputation as a blood balancer. Reports are that if Diabetics eat 6-12 leaves a day they will no longer require insulin. Diabetes Plant is reputed to have other medicinal values like lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and inhibiting cancer cells. Diabetes Plant tastes fine and can be eaten raw, in smoothies, salads and stir fries. Good in a tea. Fast growing in all areas….fleshy leaved evergreen. Full sun light shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $23 or 5 for $39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caladium Red/Greencaladium bicolour

(35cmABCD) Caladium bicolour
This is a pretty caladium with bright red and green foliage. Flowers are pretty with a small cream spadix and wrap around spathe. Caladiums are bulbous aroids that will multipy for you in brilliant colour. Deciduous in winter so good in cold country as well as hot. This one is a great multiplier. Morning sun to shade they are pretty flexible. in the ground or in a pot. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Lushe Foliage..Delightful Winter Flowers…Strobilanthes Darwin Bells

DARWIN BELLS

(2mAD) Strobilanthes ‘Darwin Bells’. syn. ‘Pacific Bells’ will provide you with absolute masses of rich pink bell shaped spikes of flowers in autumn and winter. Darwin Bells attractive small leaves are a nice addition to any foliage garden and the the flowers will really set the scene on fire. Needs a warm climate from Sydney NSW northwards or grown indoors in winter. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Unusual Yellow Form….Holmskioldia sanguinea Yellow chinese hat plant

YELLOW CHINESE HAT PLANT

(3mABCD) Holmskioldia sanguinea ‘Yellow’. Unusual and curious yellow flowers shaped like a Chinese hat from late spring to autumn. They are clustered in dense terminal bunches. The ‘hat’ is actually a disc-like bract from which rises a tubular flower. This is a strong grower with long trailing canes and is suitable for espalier. For warm temperate to tropical climates in a sunny sheltered position.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) each or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IXORA PIRATES GOLDIxora Pirates Gold

(40cmAbcDE) Ixora chinensis ‘Pirates Gold’. This one will give you startling groups of yellow gold flowers on spikes in spring, summer and autumn. Attractive lush green shiny leaves. Great for some extra colour around other taller shrubs. Perfect hedge, borders or containers. Slow growing. Requires a warm frostfree climate. Sun or light shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceratostigma griffithii

BURMESE PLUMBAGO

(1mAbCd) Ceratostigma griffithii
A beautiful low growing deciduous shrub hailing from China. Blooms in summer with clusters of marvellous purpley blue flowers, along with the plant’s lush bright green foliage with purple on the leaves edges. Allowing the flowers stand out! And you will be stunned to find out during autumn, the leaves will turn to a vibrant red with flowers still on! Low maintenance plant and drought tolerant. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rth. Shinfong Little SunRth. Shinfong Little Sun

Miniature/compact growing Cattleya with clusters of full shape bright orange flowers. Shade house conditions, 70% recommended. These plants are in 70mm pots, about 120mm tall.

…..Priced at $18.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilsonara Pacific Passage

 

 

Wilsonara Pacific Passage ‘Peach Cobbler’

Easy to grow Oncidium type, tall upright spikes of medium sized bright yellow flowers having mahogany markings and barring. Shadehouse conditions, 70% shade recommended. Cool tolerant. These plants are in 100mm pots and are about 230 mm tall.

…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Polypodium mandianum aureum

….Very Very Frilled Form….

FRILLED LETTUCE FERN

(50cm**ABCD) Polypodium mandianum aureum ‘Frilled Form’. This is a lovely native fern with large broad wavy frilled fronds, similar to a lettuce leaf. This is an even frillier on of the unusual frilled form. The Lettuce Fern grows on a Rhizome. Makes a good basket, pot or garden plant in a damp position. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Giant Pink Flowers…Alpinia Giant Pink

GIANT PINK SHELL GINGER

(2.5m**AbcD) Alpinia zerumbet ‘Giant Pink’
Amazing standout giant pink flowers will light up your landscape ideas. Attractive clumping plant. Will grow in all frostfree areas. Shade or Full sun. Sent as strong plants.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (300 Parries) or 3 for $43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLIVIA PASTELClivia miniata ‘Pastel’

(50cmABcD) Clivia miniata ‘Pastel’. Most spectacular pastel coloured varieties with large heads from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. Its foliage is thick, dark shiny green and straplike. Native to South Africa the Clivia Lily will grow outdoors anywhere the ground does not freeze. They like a shady position and not too moist when its cool. Love growing under trees. There will be some unusual variation in these flowers.

…..Priced at $14.90 each
(Limit One per Customer)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLACK BAT PLANTTacca chantrieri, black bat plant, bat plant

(50cmAbcD) Tacca chantrieri produces the most unusual and striking flowers. The flower is black with long sinister tentacles hanging down wards. Its leaves are broad and about 40cm long. They are quite hardy once grown up but need to be nurtured over their first winter in cooler climates than tropical. Give your Bat Plant a real well drained potting mix with good moisture in the summer but keep just moist in the winter. They do not like the cold frosty weather outside so you will need a warm spot, under shelter or inside. Keep it under light to medium shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Bright Longlasting Arrowlike Spikes…Vriesia frances spae

VRIESIA FRANCES SPAE

Is an unusual Bromeliad with spectacular long lasting bright red & yellow arrow like bracts with similar but smaller bracts at right angles below, from a funnel of flat leaves. Will grow and flower in light to medium shade. It can be grown in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply. Good indoors but likes humidity. South American in origin most Vriesias are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (240 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

heliconia bihai banana split

HELICONIA BIHAI ‘BANANA SPLIT’

Chocolate splashed orange bracts. Height growth varies from 2 to 3.5 metres depending on warmth of your climate. Will grow in most coastal conditions. Well drained conditions, in full sun or light shade. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground..with sensible preparation. These are some of the harder to get large growing varieties.

…..Priced at $25 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Huge Flowers….Be Surprised…

FRASER ISLAND CREEPER

(V**ABCD) Tecomanthe hillii is a hard to get spectacular creeper from Queenslands World Heritage Fraser Island. Big gorgeous bright pink bunches of flowers in summer. This is a small bushy climber with lovely glossy foliage. Grows in swampy and sandy creek bed locations. Will grow in all mild climates but will need special winter protection in cooler inland locations.

….Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLEEDING HEARTclerodendrum thomsonae

(VAbcD) Clerodendron thomsoniae is a climber with attractive hanging clusters of white heartshaped inflated calyxes from which scarlet petals protude in Spring. Attractive heart shaped leaves. An excellent indoor and patio plant in cooler climates. It makes a wonderful permanent patio speciman and climber where conditions are warm. require warmth, shade and good light.

…..Priced at $8.90 (170 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NATIVE CUNJEVOI LILY aka Giant Elephant EarAlocasia brisbanensis

(1.5m*,**RfAbcD) Alocasia brisbanensis (formerly A.macrorrhiza) is an attractive native evergreen Elephant Ear with glossy green large spade shaped leaves up to one metre long. The stem is thick and stout. Produces beautifully perfumed arum like green-cream flowers in summer. Bright red berries are in crowded clusters on its terminal spikes. This is a lovely evergreen plant growing from a tuber. Grows as understory in Nthn NSW to NE Qld Rainforest along watercourses where it spreads from its fleshy rhizomes. Tolerates wet and poorly drained soils but this is not a requirement. Makes an excellent indoor and tub plant in more than half shade in a frostfree garden or pot situation.

…..Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*MUSCARI LIRIOPELiriope muscari

(30cmFABC) Liriope muscari. Lovely dark violet bell shaped flowers in long heads in summer and autumn. There are heaps of these tiny flowers on each head and heaps of heads! The light green straplike foliage forms dense attractive arching clumps. Good as a container plant inside and out or as a border or groundcover, especially as under trees and in dark shady places. Native to China & Japan, suited to all climates except possibly tropical. Full to part shade.

…..Priced at $6.90 each or 3 for $17.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dischidia litoralis

 

 

DISCHIDIA LITORALIS

Australian native epiphytic vine. Lovely blue grey foliage.
….Priced at $49
One per Customer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HELICONIA COLD TOLERANT COLLECTION OF 5

These will take warm frostfree temperate conditions & are proven flowerers in Perth WA so will flower at least north of the Sydney-Perth line. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground…with sensible preparation. If you do not know what a rhizome is please check with us or read below. These are easy growing hardy varieties. There are reds, oranges, maroons, yellows and combos including all these colours with both upright and hanging claws. Height growth varies from 2-4metres. Sent as rhizomes. The package includes;heliconia subulata

Heliconia schniedianna
syn subulata. 2.5m.
Maroon & yellow terminal
in winter & spring & very
architectural claws
…..$19.00

 

Heliconia bihai Hong Kong Claw

Heliconia bihai
‘Hong Kong Claw’
3.5m. Red & Orange
bracts. Winter.
…..$19.00

 

 

Heliconia Rostrata

Heliconia rostrata
2m. Red & yellow long
hanging claws.
…..$15.00

 

heliconia bihai kawika

Heliconia bihai
‘Kawika’ Compact
3m. Dark orange
yellow tips.
…..$21.00

 

heliconia bihai x caribaea piton point

Heliconia bihai
‘Piton Point’
3.5m. Red with
green/yellow tips.
…..$22.00

…..Priced at $89 for the Collection of Five.

PS Heliconias are mostly sent in the rhizome form. This is the starch filled thickened root tissue from they which they shoot. Once they shoot in warm weather they grow rapidly & the rhizome thickens & expands even more…so the plant gradually expands with the rhizome. These rhizomes are mostly fist to half fist size. Expect long flowering from early summer to late autumn & luxuriant broad tropical foliage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Not Commonly Available….

WAMPI FRUIT TREEClausena lansium

(3mAbcD) Clausena lansium has a delicious and different very juicy fruit that you just can’t leave alone. It will amaze you with its pale yellow grape sized fruit in clusters which have an aromatic jelly like pulp. They are eaten fresh as a desert fruit or made into pies or jellies. This is a very popular fruit in its native Southern China. This attractive little tree will produce fruit for you in just two years and in this time will grow to 3 metres. Wampi is pest free and is not susceptible to fruit fly. Suited to frost free areas from Sydney north to the tropics. Probably most coastal areas. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Arching Foliage…Lemon Flowers…Russellia equisitiformis Lemon Falls

LEMON CORAL BUSH

(1.5mFABCD) Russellia equisitiformis ‘Lemon Falls’
If you want an attractive small shrub with instant small prolific brilliant lemon tubular flowers in large sprays this one is for you. Beautiful light green arching foliage with soft needle like leaves. All new growth cascades from the centre of the plant. This little beauty is a native of Mexico and grows in most climates except the coldest tablelands. Great in the garden or cascading over a bank or water feature etc. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Low Growing Gardenia…

GARDENIA ‘OCEAN PEARL’Gardenia augusta 'Radicans'

(50cm*ABCD) Gardenia augusta ‘Radicans’ is an interesting prostrate Gardenia with big pure white fragrant flowers 60mm in diameter. Small dark glossy leaves. They prefer part shade but will also flower in full sun. For all frost free climates except the cooler Tablelands.

….Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pentas Mauve

PENTAS MAUVE

(1mABCD) Pentas lanceolata ‘Mauve’
Terminal masses of mauve flowers in clusters 12cm across will provide you with a quick display of colour through all the warm months. These are fast growers. Prune back prior to Spring growth. Nip back young buds to encourage bushiness.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phal Sheena

Phalaenopsis Sheena

Medium size flowers overlaid with dark pink striping and a pansy lip. Indoor or low light protected position, keep evenly moist at all times. These plants are 170mm tall in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Epi. Wedding Valley

 

Epidendrum Wedding Valley ‘Yukimai’

Crucifix orchid with tall spikes of white flowers having a soft central pink blush. Bright indirect light position, keep moist for best growth. These plants are 150mm tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPSIDE DOWN FERNArachniodes standishii

(1mABCD) Arachniodes standishii (Syn. Polystichum standishii)
A beautiful ground fern from Japan & Korea. Arching fronds. The short creeping rhizome is angled sideways so that the elongated triangular fronds arise in an irregular fashion giving the upside down impression. The texture is soft. Pot or in the ground in a shady spot. Easy to grow. Sent in 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (160 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pachypodium geayi

HEDGEHOG PLANT

(6mAbcD) Pachypodium geayi is one weird plant, a bit like a tall fat cactus with spines & amazing ‘Three Stooges’ like foliage arrangement on top. The leaves in this arrangement are long and narrow with silver undersides, which it is likely to drop in the depths of winter. Yes it even flowers with white/cream frangipani like, terminal flowers. Although this one grows to 6m in its native Madagascar it will not grow as big here.Can be grown in a container indoors in good light.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) each or 3 for $26

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columnea ‘Campus Queen'

COLUMNEA CAMPUS QUEEN

Columnea ‘Campus Queen’ haired leaves and hanging foliage with big bright orange and yellow tubular flowers and have attractive hanging succulent foliage. Columneas are epithytic plants from South America. They need warm conditions and good light under shade. Morning sun is fine. They are mostly grown as basket plants where their luxurious hanging foliage and bright flowers are seen to full advantage.

….Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RARE MYSTERY DAYLILLIESHemerocallis Mystery

(40cmFABCD) Hemerocallis Hybrids
These are rare imported named daylilies. We do not have enough numbers left of any one name to publish separately. Daylillies will provide you with large blooms. Each flower comes and goes but there are many flowers on long stems. This is an attractive clumping plant with straplike foliage and very thick strong root system.. Daylilies are so tough you can’t kill them with ten guitars and they love full sun or part shade. Sending barerooted & top cut back.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cordia superba

*BRAZILIAN CORDIA

(3mABcDE) Cordia superba. Absolutely covered in bright white flowers that contrasts with its dark green foliage. After pollination, small sized ivory coloured fruits appears which attracts birds. Great shade. Native to Brazil. Drought tolerant. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rollinia deliciosa

SOUTH AMERICAN CUSTARD APPLE

(4mAbcD) Rollinia deliciosa
The fruit pulp is very soft and sweet, tasting like lemon meringue pie! Very unusual spiked fruit. Rollinea deliciosa is a fast growing sun loving tree. Native to South America. The tree can flower in 18 months and still show off all year long. Leaves grow up to 35cm long and the tree will start fruiting in 2 to 3 years. The fruit is a large round shape, green when unripe, ripening to yellow. Its surface is covered with soft spines. Light to Full Sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (160 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eucomis autumnalis

PINEAPPLE LILY

(50cm*AbCD) Eucomis autumnalis
Eyecatching and different with the strangest flower you have ever seen! Blooms in summer continuously lasting till autumn. Pineapple like cluster on top!! Waxy white, burgundy centred, star shaped flowers. The flowers produce a sweet scent. Wide long brown spotted leaves. Can attract bees, butterflies and birds. Goes dormant in winter but springs back bigger and flowers every year. Low maintenance. Native to South Africa. Well drained soil. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Claws up to 1m…heliconia criswick

HELICONIA CRISWICK

(5-7mAbcD) Heliconia ‘Criswick’ (Caribaea x bihai) Giant Red is the biggest of the Heliconias with giant erect claws up to 1m long! The bracts are maroon red with a green tip. Very hard to get. The plant itself is massive growing powerfully up to 7m. Grow it in full sun. These are sent as big rhizomes.

…..Priced at $23 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gasteria grandorf

GASTERIA GRANDORF

A slow growing compact succulent with thick grey green leaves. Produces a tall stem with small flowers. Excellent as a pot specimen. Requires a well drained soil. Morning sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

Ixora 'Pink Malay'

IXORA PINK MALAY

(1mAbcDE) Ixora ‘Pink Malay’
will surprise you with its startling groups of large soft pink flowers on spikes. Dark shiny leaves.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azalea Alphonse Anderson

AZALEA ALPHONSE ANDERSON

(1mABC) Azalea indica ‘Alphonse Anderson’. Beautiful soft pink flowers edged in white with a rose throat in winter and spring and other times in the sub-tropics. Likes a well drained acid soil. All climates except tropical. Protect from frost. Will tolerate full sun but part shade is best.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CANDY PINK BOTTLEBRUSHCallistemon Candy Pink

(3m**FABCD) Callistemon ‘Candy Pink’ (Syn. C. ‘Guyra Hybrid’) This is an attractive Bottlebrush with big brushes starting off pink/red and then turning pink. The foliage is light green and there is beautiful pink new growth. All climates even the very coldest. Withstands bad drainage. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

Arachnis Maggie Oei

Arachnis Maggie Oei

Vigorous growing Vanda relative, Upright branching sprays of spider shaped creamy yellow flowers overlaid with darker markings/spotting. Will take full sun, but best suited to starting at the bottom of a tree on the eastern aspect, tied in a vertical position surrounded by some chunky orchid bark or rocks as an initial support. Flowering size top cuttings 300mm long.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium White Surprise ‘Dragon’Dendrobium White Suprise Dragon

Large flowered hardcane type with multicoloured two tone flowers. Bright indirect light position, plenty of water and regular feeding through the summer months, reduced watering in the winter. Best with rain protection in the cooler months. Should flower this next coming Autumn. In 70mm pots, 160mm tall.

….Priced at $19.90 each

Boophone disticha leaves

 

 

…Rare & Amazing Character Plant…

CENTURY PLANT

(30cmABCD) Boophone disticha
This rarity is a spectacular bulbous plant. Huge deep red fragrant 300mm flowers and a unique thick stiff fan like glaucous foliage, oriented in the one direction! Plants are dormant in winter to reemerge in spring. These are hard to get 3yo plants in 180mm pots. Full sun and dry winter or mound… keep drier and natural rainfall or occasional water spray.

…..Priced at $59.00 each

Boophone disticha flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Sculptured & Special Table Plant…

ALOE FANTASY WHITEAloe Fantasy Hybrids White

(40cmABCD) Aloe maculata x Hybrids. Fabulously patterned & sculptured the fingerprint on each seed hybrid plant is unique. Fantasy Aloes have colour, line and dot markings grooves and teeth. They will pup. They grow quite chunky say 30cm tall & wide. Spikes of tubular red or orange flowers. Treat like a treasured succulent in bright light or where it can catch morning or afternoon sun. Really too precious to plant out in the garden in wet conditions. Easy to grow & needs to dry out between watering like any succulent. These plants are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Spectacular on a Table…Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’

CAMPFIRE PLANT

(20cmABcD) Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’. Brilliant red sculptured foliage. A branchy succulent with dramatic, fleshy propeller-like leaves that mature from light green to red. Fragrant flowers, grown for foliage this spectacular looking plant is suitable for indoors or for growing in containers. Forms spreading mats, it is useful for rockeries and garden beds in a sunny well drained position. Bright light to full sun..In 100mm pot.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDDHAS HAND ELEPHANT EARAlocasia cucullata

(2mABCDE) Alocasia cucullata
This Elephant Ear is a beauty with its dark grey-green broadly heart shaped pointed leaves on longish stems… like Buddhas hand reaching up to the heavens. Chinese beliefs dating back to ancient times say that it will give you long life and prosperity! Each growing to about 35 cm on a stout branching stem. The leaf surface is also attractively marked right through winter. Long white flower. Easy to grow and hardy in most climates except the cooler inland unless in a protected position. Loves shade and part shade. Good indoors. 200mm plants in 70mm pots.

….Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randia fitzlanii

NATIVE GARDENIA

(4m*,**RfAbD) Randia fitzlanii is a highly prized rainforest shrub. Fragrant white five petalled star shaped flowers in spring. Bushy this one makes a great pot speciman and also in the garden in sun or shade. Produces flowers while still young. Large glossy dark green leaves. Lovely erect tall shrub. If grown in southern areas requires protected position and known to grow well in Sydney. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cryptanthus striatum 'Sunshine'

CRYPTANTHUS STRIATUM ‘SUNSHINE’

A Striking miniature bromeliad to 30cm across and low growing. Brilliant bronze with two long prominent stripes. White flowers cluster in centre.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery Anthurium

(60cmABCD) A surprise colour…we lost the name tag! Its beautiful pointed bright green foliage. Readily clumps and multiplies. Bred for mass flowering & cold hardiness. Filtered light.

…..$12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echeveveria Topsy Turvy Crested

CRESTED TOPSY TURVEY

Echeveria runyonii ‘Crested Topsy Turvey’
This is an unusual cactus which forms weird shaped rosettes of succulent grey leaves. Keep on the dry side in a well drained position. Light shade to full sun. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (220 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloe deltiodeodonta

ALOE DELTIODEODONTA

(30cmFABCD) Leaves with tiny white specks. Orange flowers on top of the foliage. Grows to 30 cm and will multiply beautifully forming an eyecatching clump. The epiphet ‘deltoideodonta’ means triangular teeth in reference to the shape of the teeth on the leaf margin. From Madagascar. Requires good drainage & water sparingly. Grow it in full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (170 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Tiny Variegated Leaves..White Flowers…

SNOWLEAVESSerissa foetida 'Snowleaves'

(45cmABCD) Serissa foetida ‘Snowleaves’ is a striking and compact little plant with dainty tiny white variegated leaves and small onecm white terminal starshaped flowers in spring. A wonderful little contrast plant Snowleaves is a nice controlled grower. Good for Bonsai and can be nicely placed in rockeries, borders, in the garden and is also suitable for tubs. Native to southern Asia it will grow in moderate frost free climates. Snowleaves likes full sun or part shade and have been grown indoors.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Bright Longlasting Arrowlike Spikes…Vriesia frances spae

VRIESIA FRANCES SPAE

Is an unusual Bromeliad with spectacular long lasting bright red & yellow arrow like bracts with similar but smaller bracts at right angles below, from a funnel of flat leaves. Will grow and flower in light to medium shade. It can be grown in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply. Good indoors but likes humidity. South American in origin most Vriesias are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (240 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adenium obesum 'Pink'

PINK DESERT ROSE

(2mABCD) Adenium obesum ‘Pink’
This is a branching succulent that can also be used in bonsai. Actually likes being rootbound and be careful not to overwater. Use a very coarse mix to keep it on the dry side. Makes an incredible pot speciman. Needs good light in full sun or part shade. The more sun the better. These are strong plants 3yo plus in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cordyline Pink Diamond

CORDYLINE PINK DIAMOND

(2mAbcD) Cordyline fruiticosa ‘Pink Diamond’
Outstanding vibrant green leaves with bright pink stripes. Will add a tropical feel to your garden! Cordylines will give your garden colour all year round and you will enjoy the colours that developes even more as these plants age. A popular landscaping plant! Full sun.

….Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scilla ovalifolia

SPOTTED LILY

(15cmFABCD) Scilla ovalifolia. Green and white flowers clustered in eyecatching terminal spikes will be yours in spring with this interesting plant from the Liliaceae Family. The leaves are very attractive light green with dark olive green spots and are about 10cm long when sun grown. Spotted Lily grows from an above ground bulb which will multiply and spread forming a very unusual tight groundcover. Takes frost.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IXORA CORAL MALAYIxora Coral Malay

(1mAbcDE) Ixora ‘Coral Malay’ will surprise you with its startling large clusters soft coral orange flowers on spikes. Dark shiny leaves.

…..Priced at $7.90 each or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azalea indica 'Alba Magnifica'

WHITE AZALEA

(1.5mABCD) Azalea indica ‘Alba Magnifica’ will sustain you through spring and early summer with heaps and heaps of big white flowers. This is a profusely flowering evergreen shrub, suitable for both cool and warm climates. Shade is preferred but will grow in full sun. Azaleas like an acidic soil free of lime (or add sulphur). Excellent in the garden or in a patio pot. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

Allura Paradise

Allura ‘Paradise’

New release miniature moth orchid with a light fragrance. These plants have a 120mm leaf span in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $16.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howeara Chian Tzy Lovely

 

Howeara Chian Tzy Lovely

Miniature growing Oncidium style, compact growth, upright spikes of yellow and orange. Medium to bright light, shadehouse conditions, forms a multiflowering clump when mature. These are about 100mm tall in small 50mm pots, Near to flowering.

….Priced at $14.90 each

 

ALOE FANTASY HYBRIDS

(40cmABCD) Mixed Reds
Aloe maculata x Hybrids. Fabulously patterned & sculptured the fingerprint on each seed hybrid plant is unique. They will have colour, line and dot markings grooves and teeth. They hybridise readily with other Aloe Species…so guessing the parents is difficult! They will also pup. They grow quite chunky say 30cm tall & wide. Spikes of tubular red or orange flowers. Treat like a treasured succulent in bright light or where it can catch morning or afternoon sun. Really too precious to plant out in the garden & not suited to hot sun & wet conditions. Easy to grow & needs to dry out between waterings like any succulent. These plants are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artocarpus hypargyraeus

KWAI MUK

(4mFmEdAbcD) Artocarpus hypargyraeus. They say ‘the ugliest fruit’ with the best flavour. It is a slender very ornamental fruit tree from China with a tasty orange pulped fruit. The pulp can be eaten raw, preserved or sun dried. Self pollinating Kwai Muk is very highly sought fruit tree. For warm coastal climates but can take a light frost. Full sun.

….Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferocactus

MIXED FEROCACTUS HYBRIDS

There are so many variations to these lovely hybrids but they have the characteristic colourful spines and all flower in relatively large vibrant reds, yellows orange and whites. Requires a well drained potting mix. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE DESERT ROSEAdenium obesum white

(2mABCD) Adenium obesum White. This is the harder to get white flowering Adenium. This is a branching succulent that can also be used in bonsai. Actually likes being rootbound and be careful not to over water. Dormant in winter when it drops foliage. Use a very coarse mix to keep it on the dry side. Makes an incredible pot speciman. Needs good light in full sun or part shade. The more sun the better. These are larger plants loose rooted from 140mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $25 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyperus gracilis

SLIMJIM FLATSEDGE

(25cm**ABCD) Cyperus gracilis.
This is a gorgeous little water plant. Very slender stems and an inflorescensce that sparkles in the light. Stems are soft and very densely packed. A very bright light green. Likes moisture but does not have to sit in water. Native to Australia. Full sun or light shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petalostigma triloculare

 

QUININE BERRY

(4m***AbcD) Petalostigma triloculare. An attractive large native feature shrub with glossy green pointed leaves with visble veins. Blooms yellow fragrant butterfly attracting flowers in summer. Which are then followed by bright orange cherry sized fruits. The bark and fruit have been reported to be medinical. Native to Australia. Naturally found on the outskirts of rain forests. This is a handsome hardy shrub which can tolerate most soils. Full sun and part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOWY COSTUSCostus potierae

(Ginger) (2m**RfAbcD) Costus potierae is an interesting clumping Ginger with very unusual white and golden marked flowers. In summer a single flower erupts from under each scale on its weird round green cone. Native to the rainforests of North Queensland it is a shade lover and does particularly well indoors as well as out in the garden or rockery or in a tub. Foliage makes an attractive feature. Likes a well composted position and moisture. Most of the Gingers can be cut back prior to their spring flush when they reshoot vigorously off a strong rhizome. Will grow in warm temperate areas. Shade or part sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (160 Parries)

 

Wilsonara Space Mine

 

Wilsonara Space Mine

This is a lovely compact grower from the Oncidium group with upright spikes of dark red 30mm flowers. The spikes will branch when flowered well. Shadehouse conditions and cold tolerant. These plants are 180mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rth. Hsinying Bluejay ‘Blue Taiwan’CHsinyingBluejay

From the Cattleya family Blue Taiwan has rarer lilac coloured flowers in attractive medium size clusters. Shadehouse conditions. These plants are in small 50mm pots and are 120mm tall.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

DWARF KING FERN

(2m**ABCD) Toadea barbara. Gets multiple heads and will also produce offsets from its base! This is a unique rarely available fern. It has a very broad black fibrous trunk and its fronds are up to 2m long. Likes swampy conditions, so it likes plenty of moisture when it is warm. Put it in a nice permanent spot because this one is guaranteed to outlive everything around. Shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

……Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

scyphularia pycnocrpa

BLACK GRUB FERN

(50cmAbcD) Scyphularia pycnocarpa.
Beautiful deep green leathery foliage with dark hairy rhizomes. Excellent for a wire hanging basket in a sub-tropical climate. Grows 50cm tall. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

Macrozamia mooreii

….Hard to Get… Native Cycad….

MOORE’S CYCAD

(7mABcD) Macrozamia moorei. Tallest of all the Macrozamias this is a grand Australian species with keeled & arching blue-green foliage. Develops a strong trunk to 80cm. Found in Central QLD at elevation 300-500m asl. Cycads like this one are some of the oldest plants still living on the planet tracing back to the ancient Mesezoic period some 170 million years ago.Magnificent Cycad named after botanist Charles Moore. Hardy and suited to all areas. These are 4 leaf plants in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED COSTUS (Ginger)Costus spiralis

(2mAbcD) Costus spiralis unusual pink flowers that pop out of a bract at the heads of the plant in summer & autumn. The bract has red scales and these remain prominent with the pink flowers coming out from under the scales one by one. Likes a frostfree climate. In cooler climates they make a good pot speciman and can be taken indoors for winter. Full sun to full shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUMBY GUMBY LEAVES

Pittosporum phillyreoides syn.angustifolium. We have freshly dried leaves available now. Shown to kill cancer cells in the test tube at the University of Berlin and shown at the same institution to be a powerful immune system stimulant. Use it as a protector and immune system stimulant. You can make a tea out of it but I prefer to put 3 leaves in the Nutriblast every day and drink it with other fruit and berries. Use a capful of Cider Vinegar or Yoghurt to eliminate the bitter taste. Please note 40 grams is approximately 600 leaves.

…..Priced at 40 grams for $38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asplenium ‘Island Beauty’

ISLAND BEAUTY FERN

(40cmABCD) Asplenium bulbiferum x surrogatum ‘Island Beauty’ is a vigorous upright fast growing fern. Lovely weeping foliage that grows ‘babies’ on top of its fronds for you to pluck off and plant! Full sun to part shade. In 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Masses of Red Blooms & Red Foliage…Loropetalum chinense 'Pink'

PINK FRINGE FOWER

(2m*ABCD) Loropetalum chinense ‘Pink’ will present you with absolutely masses of fragrant pink blooms with unusual straplike petals in spring and other times as well. This one has unusual red foliage. Dark woody horizontal stems give a graceful oriental look. Native of China and Japan. Likes a lightly shaded to full sun position. Also a lovely tub plant and speccy hedge. Suited to all areas.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WILD IRISDietes iridioides

(1mFABCD) Dietes iridioides (syn. vegeta). This is a clumping plant with straplike arching foliage and lovely white Iris like flowers with yellow and a dash of purple in the centres. Good border, rockery and background plant or can be mass planted.. Native to South Africa. For all climates this plant is very hardy and frost resistant. Semi shade to full sun. These are small plants in 45mm pots.

…..Priced at $2.90 (150 Parries) Maximum Buy is 60 plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Bright Longlasting Featherlike Spikes…Vriesea kalisto

KALISTO BROMELIAD

(35cmABCD) Vriesea kalisto is a spectacular Bromeliad with long lasting multi branching feather like flowers on a 30cm stem from a funnel of flat leaves. The ‘feather heads’ are bright red. Will grow and flower in light to medium shade. It can be grown in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply.Good indoors but likes humidity. South American in origin most Vriesias are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees. Light shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EGYPTIAN STAR CLUSTERPentas lanceolata ‘Red’

(1mABCD) Pentas lanceolata ‘Red’
Terminal masses of red flowers in clusters 12cm across will provide you with a quick display of colour thru all the warm months. Light green foliage 15cm long. These are fast growers. Prune back prior to Spring growth. Nip back young buds to encourage bushiness.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phal Yukidian

Phal. Sogo Yukidian

Very large flowered white moth orchid, with cascading sprays. These plants are 160mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Fantastic Hedge Plant…

*CAROLBackhousia myrtifolia

(3m**RfFABCDe) Backhousea myrtifolia. Outstanding dense foliage. Carol bears prolific white flowers in large clusters in summer followed by small seed capsules with attractive & persistent white calyx lobes that look like flowers and last for months! Carol’s leaves are highly fragrant (myrtle) when crushed. You can rub some crushed leaf on as an insect repellent. Good wood for tools. Is all the go as a 1-2m hedge. Native to rainforest from Bega Sthn NSW to Fraser Island, Central QLD. Will grow in all areas & is frost resistant. Full sun to semi-shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (120 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BURDEKIN PLUMPleiogynium timorense

(8m**ABCD) Pleiogynum timorense is a lovely native tree with edible purple plum like fruits about 4cm across. Very attractive with red new growth, rough bark and a dense crown …making it a great shade tree. This amazing small tree is highly suited to planting in the dry inland and also cool areas. They withstand frost by becoming deciduous in winter. Burdekin Plum comes from Gympie and Central QLD in dry and subtropical rainforest. Full sun or light shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthura Sea Snake

 

ARTHURA SEA SNAKE

Vigorous spider type Orchid, with very tall spikes of strongly patterned flowers. These plants are 150mm tall and are sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENDROBIUM AIRY CRIMSONDendrobium Airy Crimson

Hardcane type Dendrobium with very dark grape purple flowers of medium size on upright spikes. These plants are 170mm tall and are sent 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….White Crepe Like Flowers….Cheilocostus speciosus

CREPE GINGER

(1.8m**AbcD) Cheilocostus speciosus. Will present you with lovely paper thin white flowers with crumpled lips like silk crepe. The flowers emerge one at a time from a soft red cone like structure at the branch ends. This is a strong flowering plant. Likes part shade. Grows in frost free temperate areas as well as tropical. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN POTHOS

(VineAbcD) Epipremnum aureumEpipremnum aureum
Lovely shiny golden variegated foliage with this wonderful highly sought climbing plant. It’s virtually carefree and is attractively leafy. Great indoors..takes low or bright light and doesn’t mind collecting indoor pollutants from your house. Also takes waterlogging. Let your Golden Pothos climb up a stake where it will set aerial roots. These plants are in 70mm pots and are about 25 cm long and firing on all cylinders. Low light through to full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Golden Star

Phalaenopsis Golden Star

New release moth orchid with bright yellow flowers and a contrasting red lip. Best grown indoors or very low light position. These plants are in 70mm pots approx 150mm leaf Span.

…..Priced at $17.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Unusual Mini Cordyline…

CORDYLINE COMPACTA CHOCOLATE

Cordyline compacta(1mAD) This is an interesting miniature Cordyline with shiny chocolate to dark red foliage. Something different in the garden it has short rounded shiny foliage. Cordylines can be grown in a pot or in the ground and when they grow more than your desired height just cut back and they will resprout and you will have good cutting material to grow more. Cordylines have great foliage colours and continually colour your garden. They like warm climates and good drainage in a protected position. Part to full shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOYA NEW GUINEA GOLD ‘SIDEA’Hoya PNG New Star Backwards Cluster

(VAbcD) Hoya coronarium. This is an amazingly beautiful hoya with thick gold solid star shaped flowers and thickish slightly crinkled. Takes full sun and handled our winter outside down to 5oC. At least morning sun recommended. This is an eriostemma hoya. We collected this one right on the edge of the ocean on the island of Sidea 4 hours out of Alotau off the eastern end of Papua New Guinea.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITTLE PENDAXanthostemon verticillatus

aka Bloomfield Penda (2-5mRf**,*AbD) Xanthostemon verticillatus has a very showy, pale yellow cream flowers and small dainty dark green foliage.Flowers young with attractive fragrance. Blooms in spring. Very floriferous. Native to North QLD, a small area along the Daintree and Bloomfield rivers. This attractive shrub flowers every now and then throughout the year. Grows to about 2m in height in cultivation…so it makes a great container plant. It is slow growing. Full sun and partial shade.Classified vulnerable in nature. Very bushy .Warm coastal areas.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple DyckiaDyckia brevifolia

Dyckia brevifolia. 20cm bright orange – yellow flowers…Compact green small grower.

…..$12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wilsonara Eye Candy 'Penny Candy'

Wilsonara Eye Candy ‘Penny Candy’

Oncidiun style with upright spikes of medium sized tesselated white and light red flowers. These plants are in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $24.00 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Lianher Happy SongPhal Lianher Happy Song

New release Moth Orchid with very strong colour contrasts. Best suited to a warm protected low light location outside or indoors all year round with no direct sun. Near flowering size….160mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $18.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Burana Pearl x Den. Chao Praya SweetDendrobium Burana Pearl x Den. Chao Praya Sweet

Mini to compact growing hardcane Dendrobium, with long spikes of medium size (50mm) flowers with deep maroon in the throat. Covered rain protection best, bright but indirect light position. Abundant water in the warmer months. Near flowering size in 70mm pots…..160mm tall.

…..Priced at $17.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Unusual Ginger…

SWEET AFRICAN COSTUSCostus lucanusiansus

(2mAbcD) Costus lucanusiansus.
A collectors Costus it has 2 white, pink and yellow flowers at a time from green bracts. Africa. Foliage makes an attractive feature. Likes a well composted position and moisture. Most of the Gingers can be cut back prior to their spring flush when they reshoot vigorously off a strong rhizome. Will grow in warm temperate areas. Shade or part sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium BubblegumDendrobium Bubblegum

Violet blue hardcane type, flowers from compact plants. Shadehouse, but does best with solid roof cover in a bright but indirect light position. These plants are in 70mm pots and are 150mm tall.

…..Priced at $17.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Startling Wedding Flower Variety….

CREAM TURMERIC – Wedding FlowerCurcuma longa syn. domestica

(70cmEdAD) Curcuma longa syn. domestica. This variety of Turmeric is also known as the Wedding flower as that is what it is renowned for. Gorgeous 30cm white and green bracts with startling yellow flowers emerging. This is a great cut flower.Yes it still has medicinal values but not as high a curcumin concentration as our Orange rhizomed variety. The young buds and new leaf are delicious fresh and used in cooking and you can cook fish in the older leaves.Warm conditions but a cold winter will not harm the foliage as it is deciduous. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you can’t find all your plants in our latest catalogue please search our website as every plant on our website is available

 

 


 

WA & NT & Tasmanian Customers see Below

Roughly every 4-6 weeks so we can put all orders together & complete the WA & NT & Tas Quarantine Protocols in one batch & minimise the cost to you.

Next WA & NT & Tasmanian orders go Friday 15th February 2019.

We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 12th of February, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process 7.00am Thursday & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasable.
The Quarantine Protocol cost of $10 is included in your freight charge.

Mrytle Rust Alert now affects some plants into the NT & SA, Tas as well as WA…..which means we cannot sent plants from Family Myrtacea to these states. Restrictions will soon be lifted in Victoria as Myrtle Rust has been found in 60 locations. In reality it has probably been around Australia the last 100 years but it needs a very wet year to be noticeable.

…WA & SA, Tas & NT Customers….

There is an very old alert for Myrtle Rust still standing in WA & NT the following potential host genus are not allowed entry for probably an extended period:
Austromyrtus, Callistemon, Eugenia, Feijoa, Kunzea, Leptospermum, Melaleuca, Myrciaria, Psidium, Syzygium, Xanthostemon, Rhodomyrtus.
These are the plants that may appear in our catalogue & is not the complete list. The complete list includes all the Family Myrtaceae. It was hoped this would be a short term measure…..but the authorities are in no rush to take action that would lead to lift the restriction.

There are other plants that are not permitted into WA for various reasons. We get all our plants approved by the State Dept of Agricultures when sending.

Here are a few more for your information.

Euphorbia species, Citrus species, Microcitrus species, Hibiscus species, Azalea species, Feijoa species, Vaccinium species Blueberry, Rhododendron, Vireya.

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