September – October 2022 Catalogue

Newsletter September – October 2022

Welcome to your September-October Catalogue. We have more fantastic plants for you this month and don’t miss that Deutzia, the Vietnamese Mint or the African Violets for that matter but theres a whole lot more …….something for everyone.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

 

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.

 

DID YOU KNOW
* Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades – King David, Clubs – Alexander the Great, Hearts – Charlemagne, and Diamonds – Julius Caesar.

* The nursery rhyme Ring Around the Rosey is a rhyme about the plague. Infected people with the plague would get red circular sores (“Ring around the rosey…”), these sores would smell very badly so common folks would put flowers on their bodies somewhere (inconspicuously), so that it would cover the smell of the sores (“…a pocket full of posies…”), People who died from the plague would be burned so as to reduce the possible spread of the disease (“…ashes, ashes, we all fall down!”)
* Timber in the trunks of trees in healthy growing forests locks up carbon and releases oxygen into the atmosphere. Timber production is one of the few truly sustainable ways of obtaining a natural resource while enriching the environment.
* The Science of Forestry often uses a strategy called sustained yield which aims at cutting only as much timber from a forest area over a certain period as it is producing. Foresters know how much a forest produces by setting up permanent growth plots where the trees are measured annually and volume increases of the trees are calculated.

 

 

Last Months Did You Know
* The three largest land-owners in England are the Queen, the Church of England and Trinity College, Cambridge.
* Madrid is the only European capital city not situated on a river.
* Emus cannot walk backwards.
* Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
* There are only three animals with blue tongues, the Black Bear, the Chow Chow dog and the blue-tongued lizard.
* In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
* The word “queueing” is the only English word with five consecutive vowels.
* In one year, the average growing tree gives off enough oxygen to allow four people to breathe for a year. You breathe 6 litres of air per minute. However remember this is for growing trees …old moribund trees produce more carbon dioxide than oxygen!!*One growing tree can filter up to 27 kg of pollutants from the air each year.
* 4 000 square metres of growing trees can remove about 13 tons of dust and gases every year from the surrounding environment.

 

 

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:

Western Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania Sending Date
Friday 23rd September, We need your order by 2.00 PM Monday 19th September, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process & 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. Paypal account not required, can use Guest checkout and pay using your Credit Card details.
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 or texted at 0408 687 109 or mailed.

 

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 only in 500ml litre bottle. This is concentrated fertiliser so Mix at a ratio of 100:1 with water!
500ml $9.95 – Click Here to Buy!

 

‘Grow’ for your Indoor Plants
We can now send a 500ml pack of this powerful spray on organic plant food with your plants. Spray your plants once or twice a week…it has no smell. See the analysis over…what more could your plant want?

Millions of beneficial plant microbes that’s what!!
Scientifically tested by Dr Gordon Rogers Principal of Applied Horticultural Research, with Uni of Sydney to Enhance growth, plant health and resist disease. Enhance colour, taste and texture and more.
You can dilute this master plant food at 100 to 1!!

 

 

 

 

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’.

Busby Seal of Approval Website

 

 

 

 

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.

 

TRUE LIES

Eugene M. Garlow II a German visitor related this story last week. He walked into a McDonald’s in Caloundra and ordered a beer. (In Germany and many parts of Europe, McDonald’s and other fast-food places serve beer and wine.) A man in line said to Eugene, “They don’t serve beer here, you moron.” The visitor, somewhat embarrassed, got out of line and started to move on. But he stopped, looked at the fellow who had called him a “moron” and started to chuckle. “And what’s so funny?” his mocker demanded. “Oh, nothing really,” the tourist said. “It just suddenly occurred to me that you came here for the food.”

 

 

 

HELICONIAS START EARLY

Heliconia angusta red christmas

Heliconias produce some of the worlds most stunning flowers and some will take cooler conditions and all will take dry conditions once established. We will begin promoting Heliconias early on in spring. We can supply you with many different types….more than we can list at the moment. If you want a wide selection of heliconias straight away just ask for a quote. They are mostly sold by the rhizome as most rhizomes are just too big to fit in a small pot. Rhizomes are the white or red thickened part of the plant immediately underground. From the rhizome roots develop and new shoots arise from buds. Rhizomes are full of starchy substances that fuel the new growth. Rhizomes can be kept out of the ground for months if you do not let them dry out or get too wet & rot. When the weather is warm they can be planted straight into the ground or into a pot. They need very good drainage & fertiliser. Once established they will take very, very dry conditions as they can always fall back on their rhizomes as a source of energy. There are many reasonablycold tolerant Heliconias-particularly the caribaea and bihai crosses, rostrata and others. There are many that will flower only in the tropics. We lean towards the more cold tolerant ones. In this context we are talking cooler coastal frost free areas in Southern Australia as far south as Sydney and Perth.

 

 

Winton Racecourse – Western Qld

All the major towns in Western Qld had a racecourse. Legends are made and the people and horses come from hundreds of K’s away. Racemeetings out here are BIG community events.

The Straight.

Racing September and 5th November

 

 

A Truckie friend of ours headed off to Rockhampton. After driving for about six hours, he decided to pull over and sleep for a little while. As soon as he falls asleep, he is awoken by some knocks on the door of the cab. Can you tell me the time, please?” asked a jogger. Yeah, it’s 4:30,” answered the truckie. He falls asleep again, but he is awoken again by another jogger who wants to know the time. “It’s 4:40!” yelled the truckie. Deciding to really try to sleep a little, he writes on a piece of paper:I DON’T KNOW THE TIME. He stuck the paper in his windshield. But he was awoken again. ‘It’s 5:25,” said another jogger.

 

 

 

Plant Quarantine….What we have to do to carry out the Plant Quarantine Protocol for WA, Tasmania and NT.

* We have to hold the plants in a dedicated quarantine area but its not how long they are held that matters …its the specified treatment and a lot more.
* All plants are sent in their pots in a soiless potting mix.
* We get permission to send the plants from WA, Tas and NT. Plants must be identified with their correct botanical names.
* All plants are sprayed and dipped wuth the approved chemicals
* Plant Health Certificates are prepared for signing by the Authorised Officers
* All plants are inspected for certain pests and diseases important to the receiving States by the Qld .Dept of Agriculture who sign off on the documents.
*We then prepare the plants for sending so they have moisture and and are protected in transit. Then we pack the plants into cartons.
* The cartons are sent by overnight Air Freight.
PS We also do this Quarantine Protocol for other Growers and the details are listed in the Concierge Quarantine Hub.

 

 

INTERSTATE CONCIERGE QUARANTINE SERVICE

Plants cannot simply be sent into Western Australia, Northern Territory or Tasmania without satisfying the protocols of the particular Depts of Agriculture.
We have been providing a Concierge/Quarantine Service for Interstate Plants for a couple of years now. Clients from Western Australia, Northern Territory or Tasmania who want specific plants we do not have here… simply get those plants sent to us and we repot and label them, hold them till our next 3 weekly send out date, treat them with insecticides and fungicides as required, do all the necessary paperwork and then repackage and send out Courier by Air Express. This is an expensive process when you add in the freight and government fees. If you require further information go to our Concierge Hub on our website.

 

Click here to see more of Propagation & Plant Growing Supplies

For example; here is one of our plant growing lights

Taking orders for Plant Grow Lights

The PRO GROW LED 60 W Model X LED single bar emits 140 1-1mol/s of 6,500 K vegetative spectrum with an industry leading CRI of 90. Coupled with ultra-reliable Optimum drivers, these lightweight bars offer cool, fanless & totally silent operation. Extended reliability is assured via IP-65 water resistant, cleanable, l 00° clear lenses that protect the diodes from high moisture environments. Compatible light stands are available if required.

60 W MODEL X 1 BAR
Philips 6500 K Blue Diodes
Sosen Driver
LED Efficacy 2.4 µmol/J
Total PPFD 140 µmol/s

These Grow Lights are plugged into mains electricity and give its brightest light to one square metre but would effectively provide enough light tp grow plants over two square metres. It is set mainly in the blue light spectrum for maximum growth not red for flower production. They can be easily fixed to a roof or hung from our inexpensive light stand ($41.20). Multiple lights are easy. Next shipment available from 25th August from the Warehouse.

 

 

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 re-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 $17 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.

 

 

We send our plants in 70mm pots! We do not bareroot our Plants.

If there is an exception we tell you.

 

Please Note; We send our plants in 70mm diameter pots. We do not send in 40 mm tubes which are only 25% of the volume. Most other online sales are in either 40mm tubes or bareroot plants. We do not set plants back by taking the plant out of its pot and barerooting it.

 


 

LATEST PLANTS

…Flowering in Autumn…

GIANT HOSTA LILY

Hosta plantaginea 'Grandiflora'

(40cm*FABCD) Hosta plantaginea ‘Grandiflora’. Plantain Lily it produces many large pure white spikes of fragrant tubular bell shaped flowers on top of its large soft velvety green foliage which forms a mound. Brings that luscious mid green colour to your garden. Blooms in summer. Dormant in winter. Takes shade, cold, dry & wet in its stride. Native from Japan. Keep soil moist. Part shade to full shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 (350 Parries)

 

 

 

HELICONIA KAWIKA

heliconia bihai kawika

(3m) Heliconia bihai ‘Kawika’. Dark orange yellow tipped claws Compact growing. These will take warm frost free temperate conditions & are proven flowerers in Perth WA so will flower at least north of the Sydney-Perthline. 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. Sent as rhizomes.

…..Priced $21.00

PS Heliconias are 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.

 

 

 

MOONFLOWER

Ipomoea alba

Ipomoea alba. One of the most beautiful flowering vines with thick white or pink fragrant flowers about 8cm across. The flowers open up during the afternoon and throughout the night, getting the name Moonflower. Contrasting black stems. Attractive rounded dark five fingered foliage with a slightly scollaped edge. All warm coastal frostfree areas. Full sun or light shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

FAT BOY

Philodendron martinianum

(70cmABCD) Philodendron martianum
You will be immediately drawn to this rare and very unusual Philodendron. Big fat golden stems are a standout which look great indoors, patio or garden. Attractive sculptured foliage on top and big white aroid flowers. Takes cold and heat but not frost. Good light or morning sun.

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

 

 

 

 

STROMANTHE ‘DAZZLER’

Stromanthe Dazzler

(90cmAbcD) Stromanthe sanguinea ‘TriStar’. The cream, pink and green tones will dazzle you and brighten up any garden or room. This is an absolutely brilliant evergreen shade loving foliage plant. Loves growing in a pot or in the garden. Likes shade and is proven indoors. Big strapping leaves about 30-40 cm long and 7cm wide. This is a clumping plant from Honduras and it develops on a creeping rhizome. Appreciates humidity but is quite a resilient plant. Medium shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 


 

 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

SELF HEAL

Prunella vulgaris

(30cmAbcD) Prunella vulgaris is a low growing edible herb. This one is a ground creeper with tall stems displaying marvellous reddish club-like cluster with mauve and white flowers. Excellent as a groundcover flowering plant. Both edible and medicinal. The leaves have a minty taste and can be used in salads, stew, soup & tea. Self heal is often used in chinese medicine to treat dizziness, red eyes, dry cough, sore throats, fever and dermatitis. Well drained soil. Part shade to full sun. Sent in 75mm pots.

……Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

 

GARDENIA ‘PROFESSOR PUCCI’

Gardenia augusta Professor Pucci

(1.5m*AbcD) Gardenia augusta ‘Professor Pucci’. Lovely big white fragrant double flowers will be your pride and joy with this Gardenia! The flowers grow to 12cm across in spring and summer. Gardenias like warm to hot conditions in a protected position free from frost. Go well in southern areas if these requirements are satisfied. Part shade but will grow and flower in full sun.

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

 

 

 

DEUTZIA ‘MAGICIEN’

Deutzia x hybrida Magicien

(1.5m*FABCd) Deutzia x hybrida ‘Magicien’. Absolutely covered in masses of mauve pink flowers edged in white. The crowded sprays are fragrant. This is a colourful deciduous shrub with neat canelike arching stems. Likes cool temperate to subtropical climates. Full sun to shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

….Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

Dianella caerulea

Dianella caerulea

(60cm**FABCD) A clumping plant with soft deep green straplike arching foliage and lovely purple flowers in late winter and spring followed by long lasting cobalt blue berries. Very hardy and light frost resistant. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $5.90 each

 

 

PASTA PHILODENDRON

Philodendron pastazanum

Philodendron pastazanum. This is a delightful large growing and slowly creeping Philodendron with big 30cm thick heart shaped dark green glossy leaves with bright green center vein when matured! It makes a marvellous patio or indoor plant. Native to Ecuador in South America. Most philodrenums will climb up a tree but this is a creeper which instead it slowly grows across the ground! Great in a tub or in the ground. Well drained soil. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $79 each

 

 

…Huge Spectacular Bromeliad…

ALCANTAREA REGINA ‘ALBA’

Alcantarea regina 'Alba'

(1mABCD) Syn.Vriesea regina ‘alba’. This is an amazing Bromeliad with spectacular bright red and yellow flowers that grow over 1m tall! The rosette that can grow to 1.5m across! It stays smaller in a pot. This ‘alba’ variety refers to the white powder look on the back of its 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 Bromeliads are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees. Use a well drained mix. Hard to get.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (400 Parries)

 

 

…Lovely Mint with a Light Kick…

VIETNAMESE MINT

Polygonum odoratum

(1mEdAbcd) Polygonum odoratum syn. Persicaria odorata. A hardy & easy to grow perennial herb with beautifully bronze marked narrow aromatic leaves and small pink flowers. The spicy mint flavoured leaves with a pleasant light kick can be used to flavour chicken, pork, rice and vegetables dishes. Thrives in rich, moist soil, tolerant of shade and wet. Best suited for container growing. Full sun to part shade. 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

…Rare Native with Masses of Flowers…

HOLLY FUCHSIA

(1.5m**AD) Graptophyllum illicifolium. You will love the bright mauve-red 4cm tubular flowers that this one is covered in in late winter early spring for 5-6 weeks. A rare plant native to QLD this is a wonderful small shrub with shiny serrated holly like leaves (to10cm) that are a feature in themselves. Also good in a pot. Suited to warm areas. Likes well drained conditions in full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

 

ANTHURIUM SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER COLLECTION

ANTHURIUM RED VICTORY

Anthurium Red Victory

Large remarkable large red wavy heart shaped flowers that stands tall above the dark green glossy foliage. Yellow coloured spadix. Perfect to brighten any room in the house.

……Priced at $12.90 each

ANTHURIUM BABY PURPLE

Anthurium Baby Purple

A wonderful anthurium with pink purple flowers, sometimes with a tinge of green on the back edges and along with a dark purple spadix. Beautiful green foliage. Excellent as a indoor plant! Filtered light. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

Get Both for $23

 

 

 

BUDDHAS HAND ELEPHANT EAR

Alocasia 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) or 3 for $33

 

 

MISTLETOE CACTUS

Rhipsalis campos-portoana

(30cmABcD) Rhipsalis campos-portoana is a attractive hanging thinly segmented succulent plant. The pendulous narrow sections are about 2-3 millimetre width, hanging together like sticks and branching into 3, 4 or 5 branchlets. Making it look great cascading over the pot, whether it’s on a shelf or hanging basket! This one is pendulous and forms clusters of stems (tassels) like a Tassell Fern does . It is an epiphyte, from the rainforest of South America. Small white flowers in spring & summer. Light shade & keep well drained.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $26

 

 

 

…Rare Variegations…

VARIEGATED CLIVIA HYBRID

(50cmABcD) Clivia hybrid.
Gold variegation on broad dark green leaves. Big bright orange flowers from spring to summer and other times. The foliage is thick, dark, shiny and straplike with golden stripes. Shady position inside or out and not too wet. These are large plants in 140mm pots.

…..Priced at $89 each

 

 

 

…If its Difficult to Find the Grass They Need…Great for Dogs too!…

CAT GRASS

Dactylis glomerata

(30cmAbcd) Dactylis glomerata. Dogs, cats and guinea pigs love Cat Grass. This is their medicine with a supply of essential minerals and vitamins and famous for MSM. Indoor and many outdoor pets will not get that from their current diet. Cat Grass also aids animals with hairball removal. Usually green in shade and turns red in full sun. Drought and frost tender Full sun to part shade. In 100mm square pots. Multiplies easily.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

STRAWBERRY & CREAM BEGONIA

Begonia Strawberry and Cream

(70cmAbcD) Begonia ‘Strawberry & Cream’. Begonia with silvery copper toned leaves and light pink flowers for most of the year. An occasional leaf will go light pink and contrast with the coppery colour that have not changed yet. Great as an indoor plant! For frost free climates out of the wind. Bright indirect light and keep the soil moist.

….Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

…..A Glamourous Native Lawn….

TRAILING PRATIA

Pratia pedunculata

(10cm**FAbcD) Pratia pedunculata syn. Lobelia pedunculata. Continual little ornate flowers that never stop. Very cute. This is a lushe ground hugging native perennial trailing herb with small white to blue-mauve flowers from spring to summer. Multipies nicely. A perfect plant to grow around stepping stones and around pathways and small lawns. Full sun is best to part shade. Very hardy and takes frost. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

HELICONIA SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER COLLECTION

….Red & White Flowers in Winter….

HELICONIA RED CHRISTMAS

Heliconia angusta red christmas

(1mAbcD) Helicona angusta ‘Red Christmas’. This is a magnificent Heliconia which will amaze you with its striking bright red and white flowers during winter and spring! The flowers are long lasting and excellent for cut flowers. This is an attractive dwarf clumping variety good in a tub or in the garden. Keep this one in a warm, moist partly shaded position in well drained mix or soil. Known to flower in Sydney and Perth. Shooting in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (400 Parries)

HELICONIA SUBULATA

Heliconia subulata

(2.5m) Heliconia schniedianna syn subulata. Maroon & yellow terminal in winter & spring & very architectural upright claws. 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. Sent as rhizomes.

…..Priced $21.00

PS Heliconias are 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.

Get both for $31

 

 

 

CANDY PINK BOTTLEBRUSH

(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

 

 

 

 

PHILODENDRON COLLECTION

Philodendrons are ideal landscaping plants due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. They’re also excellent as indoor plants! Let it dry out a little between waterings. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

PHILODENDRON SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER COLLECTION 1

PHILODENDRON PRINCE OF ORANGE

Philodendron Prince of Orange

Orange pointed foliage against its green background. An ideal landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also excellent as an indoor plant! 75mm pots.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)

PHILODENDRON BIRKIN

Philodendron birkin

White stripes pointed foliage against its dark green background. New leaves are completely white and will get darker as they age. 75mm diameter pots.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $35

PHILODENDRON ‘SILVER SWORD’

Phildendron 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

THESE 3 PHILODENDRONS FOR $37

PHILODENDRON SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER COLLECTION 2

HEARTLEAF PHILODENDRON

Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium

Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium. Compact growing and slow climbing with big 30cm thick shiny heart shaped green leaves. Marvellous patio or indoor plant. Great in a tub or in the ground. Shade. 75mm pots.
…..Priced at $9.90 each

PHILODENDRON BRASIL

Philodendron Brasil

Quite an unusual plant with lustrous variegation on its pointed foliage against its dark background. This is a climbing plant that are great indoors in good light. Let it dry out a little between waterings. 75mm diameter pots.
…..Priced at $12.90 each

‘WHITE KNIGHT’ UNVARIEGATED

These ones have no leaf variegation as yet but as they come from the parents with variegation and their siblings are variegated they may yet throw variegated leaves. Good indoors with good light. Part shade. These plants are about 250mm tall.
…..Priced at $49

THESE 3 PHILODENDRONS FOR $64

 

PHILODENDRON SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER COLLECTION 3

PASTA PHILODENDRON

Philodendron pastazanum

Philodendron pastazanum is a delightful large growing and slowly creeping Philodendron with big 30cm thick heart shaped dark green glossy leaves with bright green center vein when matured! Well drained soil. Bright indirect light. 75mm pots.
….Priced at $79

Philodendron erubescens ‘Black Cardinal’

Philodendron erubescens Black Cardinal

Dark shiny foliage. Can be grown under shadecloth in warmer areas or indoors where there is reasonable light. These are epiphytes living off their host so don’t need a lot of water but do like some moisture and humid conditions. Easy to grow. 75mm pots. One per Customer.
…..Priced at $9.90 each

PHILODENDRUM ERUBESCENS ‘RED’

Philodendron erubescens Red

Compact growing and slowly climbing with big 30cm thick shiny triangular green leaves with red tones & red veins.. attractive light red under tonings underleaf. Marvellous patio or indoor plant. Great in a tub or in the ground. Shade. Large plants in 100mm jumbo pots.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

THESE 3 PHILODENDRONS FOR $89

 

 

 


 

FLOWERING NATIVES

…..Bird Attracters

….Native with Amazing Display!…

VELVET LEAF

Callicarpa pedunculata

(2m**AbcD) Callicarpa pedunculata is a very attractive semi deciduous native shrub with an amazing display of small clustered white, pink and mauve flowers throughout summer, that are then followed by small purple drupe berries that attracts birds. Attractive green oval velvety leaves which with age grows to 15cm. Prune early to maintain a compact shape. Indigenous medicinal uses. Fast growing. Native to Australia. Full sun or filtered sun light.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

IVORY CURL FLOWER

Buckinghamia celcissima

(3m**RfFmABCDe) Buckinghamia celcissima will present you with long hanging cascades of sweetly scented creamy white flowers in summer. Branches are held close to the ground making it an excellent screen plant. From the higher altitude rainforests of Nth QLD. Good in the garden or in a tub.Full sun or part shade.

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

 

HOP GOODENIA

Goodenia ovata

(2m**FABCD) Goodenia ovata is a lovely native matforming shrub groundcover with attractive golden flowers in spring and summer. The golden flowers are small and fanshaped in clusters. Its leaves are bright green with toothed edges. Native to South Australia and likes a well drained situation in part shade or full sun. Frost and drought resistant.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

NATIVE NO STEM XANTHORRHOEA

xanthorrhoea latifolia

(50cm**AbcD) Xanthorrhoea latifolia is a spectacular slow growing native with no trunk and long thin bright green leaves. Creamy white flowering on a stem will attract birds and bees with its honey scent. Prefers well drained sandy or gravel soil. Full sun. Small plants.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

GOLDEN CROWN

Barklya syringifolia

(2-8mAbcD) Barklya syringifolia. Grows as a small bushy tree with marvelous clusters of golden yellow flower spikes in summer! Weeping branches with glossy green leaves. Slow growing, excellent as a feature tree. Flowers when 2m tall. Found growing 20m tall in the rainforest in NSW & QLD. Light frost. Prefers good drainage. Full sun.

……Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

WOMBAT BERRY

Eustrephus latifolius Flower

(1m**RfEdABCD) Eustrephus latifolius is an unusual clumping native viny shrub with bright golden winter fruit about 1-2cm across. Wombats love the fruit and roots. These fleshy winter fruits split to expose shiny black seeds embedded in a white aril which is sweet to taste. Flowers are white to mauve in spring and are fringed with hairs. The foliage is unusual narrow and attractive. From both low and high altitude rainforest from Vic to Nthn Qld, it will grow under most conditions in full sun to semi-shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

WALLUM HAKEA

Hakea actites

(3m**ABCDE) Hakea actites. Very attractive and unusual native shrub. A short prickly multi-branching shrub with these woody seed pods which attracts birds. Small clusters of curly white flowers. A hardy shrub. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

…Leaves Exude Lemon Aroma When Wet…

LEMON SCENTED TEATREE

Leptospermum petersonii

(5m**FABCDE) Leptospermum petersonii is the perfect small tree for a limited space. Cascading growth habit, glistening golden-green 5cm long foliage and starry white spring flowers. This is a real charmer and as it ages it retains its weeping habit with an attractive grey paperbark trunk. As you brush past this one on a misty evening you will take in the lovely lemon perfume. For all climates. Full sun.

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

 

…Takes Shade & Wet & Good Indoors…

LOMANDRA HYSTRIX

Lomandra hystrix

(1m*,**FABCDE) will provide you with lovely bright green arching leaves and highly perfumed crowded cream blossoms on the end of a flower spike in spring. This one is a popular landscape plant for rockeries, banks and on the edge of water features. Its long straplike foliage arches gracefully. Brilliant indoor speciman. It is a native of NSW & QLD and is very hardy. It is drought and frost resistant and takes wet places. Shade or sun.

…..Priced at $5.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $15.90

 

 


Your plants are sent in the pots they are grown in …usually 20cm+ tall out of a 75mm diameter pot. We rarely send in 45mm tubes and rarely bareroot our plants because it sets them back. A 75mm pot has the capacity for a 4 times bigger root system than a 45mm tube!

 

 


 

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WHITE KNIGHT PHILODENDRON

Philodendron ‘White Knight’
This is a gorgeous true white and green Philodendron with pointed foliage. Red stems with white stem stripes. Clumps nicely and good solid climber. Lovely chunky white aroid flowers. Prefers well drained soil. Good indoors with good light. Philodendrons are tough epiphytic types, from tropical America where there is 450 species, so don’t overwater, esp in winter. Part shade. This is sent in a 100mm pot.

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For example; here is one of our plant growing lights

PRO GROW LED 60 W Model X LED

The PRO GROW LED 60 W Model X LED single bar emits 140 1-1mol/s of 6,500 K vegetative spectrum with an industry leading CRI of 90. Coupled with ultra-reliable Optimum drivers, these lightweight bars offer cool, fanless & totally silent operation. Extended reliability is assured via IP-65 water resistant, cleanable, l 00° clear lenses that protect the diodes from high moisture environments. Compatible light stands are available if required.

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These Grow Lights are plugged into mains electricity and give its brightest light to one square metre but would effectively provide enough light tp grow plants over two square metres. It is set mainly in the blue light spectrum for maximum growth not red for flower production. They can be easily fixed to a roof or hung from our inexpensive light stand ($41.20). Multiple lights are easy. Next shipment available from 25th August from the Warehouse.

 

 


 

 

ORCHIDS

Epidendrum Topaz Butterball

Epidendrum Topaz Butterball

Reed stem type Epidendrum with clear lemon yellow crucifix with tall stems. Does best in a bright but indirect sunlight situation. Shadehouse conditions. These plants are 120mm tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90

Phalaenopsis Lianher Lucky Cat

Phalaenopsis Lianher Lucky Cat

Medium size flowers of deep orange overlaid with fine striping. Approximately 150mm leaf span in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90

 


 

 

September – October Saintpaulia African Violets

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 2 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

Ness Viking Frost

African Violet Ness Viking Frost

Pure white flowers with a yellow center

Jean Pierre Cotreau

African Violet Jean Pierre Cotreau

Maroon base colour overlaid with unusual white blotches.

Moderate light to indoor light. Small plants in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $10.90 each or both African violets for $19.90

 

 

African Violets

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 plenty of left over African Violet Hybrids from several of our previous catalogues. They are…

African Violet Optimara Juliana

African Violet Optimara Juliana – Purple and white flowers with a yellow center.

African Violet Jays Flossie

African Violet Jays Flossie – Pink flowers with a yellow center

African Violet Ballet Snow Cone

African Violet Ballet Snow Cone (Mini) – White petal flowers with a pink center.

African Violet Childs Play Pink

African Violet Childs Play (Mini) – White petal flowers with a pink and yellow center.

African Violet Opt Little Ruby

African Violet Optimara Little Ruby

African Violet Optimara Little Pearl

African Violet Optimara Little Pearl

African violet Rob's Penny Ante

African violet Rob’s Penny Ante

African violet Frosted Denim

African violet Frosted Denim

African Violet Everdina Miniature

African Violet Everdina

African Violet Optimara Little Sapphire

African Violet Optimara Little Sapphire

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Rob’s Loose Noodle

African Violet Rob’s Loose Noodle – Double White with blue centre.

African Violet Optimara Monet

African Violet Optimara Monet – Stunning two tone blue and white.

African violet Ness Crinkle Blue

African violet Ness Crinkle Blue – Compact style, very full shape double deep blue flowers with a white picotee edging.

Moderate light to indoor light. Small plants in 50mm pots.
…..Priced at $10.90 each

 

 

 

July Saintpaulia African Violets

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. Set of 4 large flowered type violets, all named and different. A mixture of colours.

Please phone only if to dicuss plants in this collection if you need to check against what you already have.
Moderate light to indoor light. Small plants in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $10.90 each or All 4 African violets for $39

 

 

 


 

 

FERNS

HEART FERN

hemionitis arifolia

(40cmABCD) Hemionitis arifolia
This is a beautiful small fern with heart shaped leathery leaves. Mature fronds stand up above the plant producing spore and vegetative buds in the cleft at the base of the blade. Ideal for indoor pots or bush-house. Do not over water. Filtered light. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

MAIDENHAIR TREE FERN

didymochlaena truncatula

(1mABCD) Didymochlaena truncatula will provide you with gracefully arching fronds to one metre. They have bright rosy pink or bronze when young. Will grow all over Australia. A collectors fern it also makes an excellent tub plant and is good indoors. Grow in light to medium shade. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (300 Parries)

…Amazing Basket Plant…

Microsorum falax

Microsorum falax

(60cmABCD) This is a truly beautiful fern with flat heavily crested light green foliage. Very hard to get this one will be famed for its beauty in the future. Good in a hanger or pot or in the garden it should be suited in all but the very coldest areas. Light to medium shade. These are sent in 100mm pots.

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

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $35

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Delicious Collection

Delicious September – October Collection 1

VIETNAMESE HOT MINT

Polygonum odoratum

(1mEdAbcd) Polygonum odoratum syn. Persicaria odorata. A hardy & easy to grow perennial herb with beautifully bronze marked narrow aromatic leaves and small pink flowers. The spicy mint flavoured leaves with a pleasant light kick can be used to flavour chicken, pork, rice and vegetables dishes. Thrives in rich, moist soil, tolerant of shade and wet. Best suited for container growing. Full sun to part shade. 75mm pots.
…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

DIABETES PLANT

Gynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura procumbens 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.
….$10.90 ea (150 Parries) or 3 for $29 or 5 for $39

BLACK SAPOTE

Diospyros digyna black sapote

(5mEdAD) Diospyros digyna. Pulp looks & tastes like a fine chocolate mousse! Eat fresh or after freezing. Ingredient for cakes, custard, liquors etc. No frost. Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $33

ALL THREE FOR $28.00

 

Delicious September – October Collection 2

White Sapote

Casimiroa edulis
(5mEdfmAbcD) Casimora edulis. Ample delicious soft pulped apple sized fruit. Taste can vary from Banana like mixed with Peach to Pear through to Vanilla flavours. Young trees may be damaged by even light frost but older trees are more hardy. Take some drought. Most well drained soils. Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $33

Rakkyo

Allium chinense

(30cmEdAbcD) Allium chinense
The bulb and narrow leaves are eaten raw or cooked. Will have a crisp texture and will taste like onion. Popular in asian cooking. Prefers well drained soil, will tolerate poor soil. Full sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $25

Coffee

Coffea arabica

(3m*AbcD) Coffea arabica. Have a never ending supply of delicious coffee. The coffee bearing fruits are brilliant red. For frostfree areas, north of Sydney. Native to Ethiopa. Likes full sun to part shade.
…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $25

ALL THREE FOR $29.00

 

 


 

 

Hoya Collection

Hoya September – October Collection 1

HOYA LITORALIS

Hoya litoralis

(C) Hoya litoralis – Red brown with a darker corena. Up to 20 flowers per umbel. Blue-green foliage. It twines and hangs. Light shade.

…..Priced at $12.90

HOYA OBOVATA

Hoya obovata

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

…..Priced at $15.90

HOYA ‘RED’

Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

(C) – Hoya pubicalyx ‘Red’. Red flowers with chimeras. Long leaves. Large red clusters.

….Priced at $10.90

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $36

 

Hoya September – October Collection 2

HOYA POTTSII

hoya pottsii
Eyecatching cluster of shiny white with a yellow center star shaped flowers with a pleasant fragrance. The leaves are dark green with maroon faded edges and a very visible vein. The more sun you give this hoya, the more reddish the leaves look.

…..Priced at $12.90

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.

….Priced at $12.90

HOYA ‘SILVER SCHILLACI’

Hoya publicalyx 'Silver Schillachi' Foliage

(C) Hoya publicalyx ‘Silver Schillachi’. Red flowers with long silver flecked leaves. Large clusters.

…..Priced at $12.90

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35

 

Hoya September – October Collection 3

HOYA DIVERSIFOLIA

Hoya diversifolia

An interesting Hoya from the Celebes, its flowers have pink petals with a red centre. Its leaves are very thick and dark green. This is a vigorous large growing hoya. Hardy to zero degrees celcius. Can dry out a little between waterings.

…..Price at $12.90 each (180 Parries)

HOYA SAPHI WINE

Hoya carnosa

(C) Hoya carnosa ‘Saphi Wine’ big soft pink flowers in large round bunches and strong twining foliage. Big thick broad leaves with light flecking usually.

…..Priced at $12.90

HOYA ROYAL HAWAIIAN PURPLE

Hoya pubicalyx hawaiian royal purple

(C) – Dark pink /red leaves in the sun and the leaves have some attractive markings and often purple stems and new growth. Best in outdoor shade.

…..Priced at $12.90

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $35

 

 

 


…Very Pretty & Good for Many Things!..

ORANGE LIONS TAIL

Leonotis leonuris

(1mABCDE) Leonotis leonurus sends up spectacular spikes of bright orange whorls of velvety flowers spaced symmetrically along its upright stems. Forms a low multibranched symmetrical bush and flowering stems may reach 2m high and will last right through the warmer months. Smokable euphoric.The tea is used for high blood pressure, headaches and colds. Lions Tail is native to Africa. Suited to all areas. Recovers quickly from frost.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

RAINBOW CORN

Rainbow Corn

(2mAbcD) Zea mays hybrid. Each cob will be it’s own stunning unique package! With each cob having a completely different arrangement of coloured kernals! Rainbow Corn has now been grown in so many different colours from red, lilac, purple, blue etc. you will never know what you get until it grows. You can grow and make your own popcorn! The cob can also be dried and used as decorations. Plant in warm sheltered position with good drainage. Full sun.

……Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

HOYA POTTSII

hoya pottsii

(V*ABcD) Hoya pottsii (syn.H. nicholsoniae) will present you with a eyecatching cluster of shiny white with a yellow center star shaped flowers with a pleasant fragrance.The leaves are dark green with maroon faded edges and a very visible vein. They love to hang but climb well as well. The more sun you give this hoya, the more reddish the leaves look. It is an easy fast growing hoya with fantastic colour.

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

 

 

 

 

COSTUS GOLDEN YELLOW

Costus Yellow

(2mAbcD) Costus subsessilis ‘Golden Yellow’. Brilliant big 100mm saucer shaped crinkled flowers that emerge from a green cone. The cone has lots of scales from which these amazing flowers emerge one or two at a time in summer. Likes a frostfree climate. In cooler climates they make a good pot speciman and can be taken indoors for winter. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

‘BLUE FERN’

Phlebodium aureum Blue Star

(60cmAbcD) Phlebodium aureum ‘Blue Fern’. This is a wonderful rabbits foot type with classy curvy blue-green foliage. Likes filtered light & you can keep in a trendy pot in a well lit bath-room or living room all year round if the temperature remains above 10oC.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

QUEEN ANNE AGAPANTHUS

Agapanthus Queen Anne

(40cmFABCDE) Agapanthus ‘Queen Anne’. This a brilliant blue violet Agapanthus with a solid violet stripe running up the center of each petal! Great as a border or spot colour plant. The flower spikes are about 50cm tall. Arching evergreen shiny clumping straplike foliage. Like being on the dry side. Drought and frost resistant. Full sun or shade. 70mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

DIABETES PLANT

Gynura 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 $10.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $29 or 5 for $39

NB Gynura procumbens contains asparaginase which is an enzyme that lowers acrylamides in the body….acrylamides are cancer causing substances.

 

 

 

 

…Eyecatcher From Brazil…

Aphelandra squarrosa ‘Zebra Plant’

Aphelandra squarrosa Zebra Plant

(30cmAbcD) Is one of the more spectacular of the exotic South American shrubs. Amazing bright yellow waxy flowers arranged like a pyramid on top of the white striped leaves with red stems. They flower from Spring to Autumn. In warm frostfree conditions north of Taree NSW they can be grown outdoors, otherwise indoors in a warm sunny room or glasshouse in the cooler months.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $27

 

 

 

 

FLAME VINE

Pyrostegia venusta 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. Sent in 70mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

 

 

BLACK BEAN

Phaseolus vulgaris

(50cmAbcD) Phaseolus vulgaris. These are widely grown and used in many mexican dishes! And have a wide variety of health benefits from maintaing healthy bones, lower blood pressure, warding off heart diseases, preventing cancer and providing healthy digestion. Very easy to grow! Can grow 24-36 bean pods. Prefers moist well drained soil. Full sun. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $5.90 each

 

 

 

RAKKYO – Asian Onion

Allium chinense
(30cmEdAbcD) Allium chinense. The bulb and narrow leaves are eaten raw or cooked. The bulb will have a crisp texture and will taste like onion. The whole plant is astringent, carminative and expectorant. It is used in the treatment of stuffiness sensation and pain in the chest, angina pectoris, pleurisy, bronchitis, diarrhoea and tenesmus in cases of dysentery. Regarded as a plant for general health if added to your diet. Lovely mauve flowers on 30 cm stalks in spring and summer. Native to Asia and popular in South East Asian, Chinese and Japanese cooking. Prefers well drained soil, will tolerate poor soil. Full sun. Multistemmed in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

FRUIT SALAD PLANT

Monstera deliciosa

(2mEdAbcD) Monstera deliciosa grows attractive huge glossy leaves up to one metre long. This is a most attractive plant for indoor and outdoor use. Outside let it lean against a post or a shed its aerial roots will soon cling on. The large fruit of the Monstera is about 25cm long and is very tasty. Monstera will grow in warm temperate frostfree climates. These plants are 35cm tall.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (350 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Golden Apollon

Phalaenopsis Golden Apollon

Clear lemon yellow flowers. Approx 180mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $25.00

 

 

September Saintpaulia African Violets

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 2 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

Optimara Little Sapphire

African Violet Optimara Little Sapphire

Micro mini deep blue, very floriferous.

Bindi

African violet Bindi

Mini/compact, double fushcia with white picotee edging to the flowers.

Moderate light to indoor light. Small plants in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $10.90 each or both African violets for $19.90

 

 

 

FRITZ LUTHI MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum raddianum cv Fritz Luthi

(35cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum cv Fritz Luthi. Very clumpy with lime green new growth. Lovely deeply lobed foliage with large erect broad leaves that overlap. Great in cold climates and an old greenhouse favourite. Sent in 100mm pots. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (250 Parries)

VARIEGATED MAYI PTERIS

Pteris mayii

(30cmABCD) Pteris mayi variegata is a very heavily crested and compact variegated Pteris with very decorative arching much divided fronds. Mayi has much broader fronds than the Cretica Pteris. Easy to grow in a pot, basket, indoors, bushhouse or shaded garden position. Likes good light conditions. Suited to all climates even the coldest. These are very attractive ferns. In 100mm pots.

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

CRESTED LETTUCE FERN

Phlebodium aureum mandianum

(1m**ABCD) Phlebodium aureum mandianum ‘Tasselled Form’ Syn. Polypodium. This is a very unusual native fern with large broad wavy fronds that grow to a massive one metre. This is a lovely tasselled form. Grows on a Rhizome. Makes a good basket, pot or garden plant in a damp position. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $36

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

 

 

 

DRAGONS TAIL PLANT

Epipremnum pinnatum

(Vine**AbcD) Epipremnum pinnatum
Lovely shiny green foliage with this wonderful highly sought climbing plant. Its 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 Dragons tail hang from a black or white pot or let it climb up a stake on which it will set aerial roots. These plants are in 70mm pots and are about 25cm long and firing on all cylinders. Low light through to full sun. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

…Spectacular in Full Bloom!…

SILK TASSELL

Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof’

(3mAbCDE) Garrya elliptica ‘James Roof’. An unusual evergreen bushy shrub displaying long 20-30cm hanging silvery-green catkin like tassel flowers in winter! This will make a great conversation piece! Dark green wavey leathery leaves. Frost & drought tolerant. Prefers well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each.

 

 

 

 

ALOE CHRISTMAS CAROL

Aloe Christmas Carol

(15cmABCD) Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’. Fabulously patterned & sculptured Aloe. These will have colour, line and dot markings grooves and teeth. The leaves are green with red lined edges with specks of red or white bumps across the leaves. They grow quite chunky say 15cm tall & wide. Spikes of tubular red-pink 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. Drought tolerant. Easy to grow & needs to dry out between waterings like any succulent. These plants are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90

 

 

 

 

CALATHEA FREDDY

Calathea Freddy

(30cmABCD) Calathea concinna ‘Freddy’ is a standout with its pale white green stripes and dark green patterned leaves. Calatheas are dazzling clumping plants native to South America. They have a huge array of brilliant colours and equences. Grow in all climates as they multiply then go dormant for winter. So keep on the dry side when cool. Small clumper with medium sized rounded leaves.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

….Strong Subtle Structure….

Peperomia clusifolia ‘Red Edge’

Peperomia Red Edge

(20cmABCD) This is a very strong emerald leaved structural peperomia with broad leathery leaves coloured with subtle red edges! This marvellous plant is hardy to cold and heat and wet conditions. Great indoors or out. Water only when dried out a little. Keep out of direct sunlight. Peperomias are a collectors item and this is one of the best. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

DELAVAYI OSMANTHUS

Osmanthus delavayi

(4m*FABC) Osmanthus delavayi
Beautiful shrub that looks almost snow covered! Tough & evergreen it that will cope well with winter conditions. Smooth textured and a great screening plant. Cluster of small, highly scented white flowers blooms in April, occasionally followed by a few black fruits. The leaves are 1-2 inches long, leathery and dark green coloured. Drought tolerant. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

PHILODENDRUM ERUBESCENS HYBRID ‘RED’

Philodendron erubescens Red

This is a delightful compact growing and slowly climbing Philodendron with big 30cm thick shiny triangular green leaves with red tones & red veins…attractive light red under tonings underleaf. Top leaves are bronze. It makes a marvellous patio or indoor plant. Great in a tub or in the ground. Shade. Large plants in 100mm jumbo pots.

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

 

 

 

…Amazing Tall Snake Flowers…..Great Landscaping….

FOXTAIL

agave attenuata

(1.5mABCD) Agave attenuata will give you the most amazing arching swan-neck like flowers over 2 metres tall. This is very attractive spineless cactus and can grow up to 1.5m tall. It has thick succulent grey pointed green leaves forming a rosette. A landscapers dream this is a very hardy plant that will set off any yard. Good container plant. Takes dry conditions. Full sun. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

SAPOTE AUGUST COLLECTION

WHITE SAPOTE

Casimiroa edulis

(5mEdFmAbcD) Casimiroa edulis will provide you with ample delicious soft pulped apple sized fruit. Taste can vary from Banana like mixed with Peach to Pear right through to Vanilla flavours. An attractive usually evergreen tree from Central America it can be grown anywhere oranges grow. Young trees may be damaged by even light frost but older trees are more hardy. Take some drought. Most well drained soils. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $33

BLACK SAPOTE

Diospyros digyna black sapote

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

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $33
PS It is unrelated to other Sapotes.Sapote comes from the Aztec word ‘tzapotl’ which was used to describe all soft sweet fruit.

Get both for $23

 

 

 

WOOLLY AOTUS

Aotus lanigera

(2mABCDE) Aotus lanigera
A small growing densely foliaged shrub growing up to 2 metres tall with its upright leaves and the tips covered in masses of small brilliant bright yellow flowers. Flowering from autumn to spring. The name comes from its small fuzzy fruit pods which has a woolly appearance. Can be grown in sandy soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

NATIVE ROSELLA

Hibiscus heterophyllus

(2m**EdABcD) Hibiscus heterophyllus is one of the most attractive of the few native Hibiscus we have in Australia. It produces abundant huge (14cm) of either pink, white or yellow flowers with red centres for many months during spring and summer. Can be grown as a shrub or small tree. Both the flower buds and petals are edible and can be used to make jams and either raw or cooked in salads. Young shoots and the roots are also edible. Very hardy and vigorous, it will grow on harsh sites in sun or semi-shade.

….Priced at $9.90 each

SILVER SQUILL

Ledebouria socialis

(25cmABCD) Ledebouria socialis. Small green, pink and white flowers clustered in eyecatching terminal spikes will be yours in spring with this interesting plant. The leaves are very attractive silvery white leaves mottled with dark green spots and are about 10cm long when sun grown. Ledebouria socialis grows from an above ground bulb which will multiply and spread forming a very unusual tight groundcover. Drought tolerant.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries)

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Ox Lottery Prince

Phalaenopsis Ox Lottery Prince

Moth orchid with medium size yellow/orange flowers overlaid with darker orange striping. Indoor, indirect light position best. Keep moist. Approximately 130mm leaf span. These plants are in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

 

ADIANTUM ELEGANS

Adiantum elegans

(70cmAbcD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Elegans’
This is a beautiful fern in this pure form with small leaves and bronze new growth. Looks half way between a Charlotte & Fragrans. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

CHARLOTTE MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum raddianum 'Charlotte Parvifolium'

(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 $13.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

..Very Pretty & Good for Many Things!..

WHITE LIONS TAIL

Leonotis leonurus alba

(1mABCDE) Leonotis leonurus alba sends up spectacular spikes of pure white whorls of velvety flowers spaced symmetrically along its upright stems. Forms a low multibranched symmetrical bush and flowering stems may reach 2m high and will last right through the warmer months. Smokable euphoric.The tea is used for high blood pressure, headaches and colds. Lions Tail is native to Africa. Suited to all areas. Recovers quickly from frost.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

SLIMJIM FLATSEDGE

Cyperus gracilis

(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

 

 

….Quick Flowering….

AUREA CHINESE LANTERN

Abutilon x hybridum 'Aurea'

(2mABC) Abutilon x hybridum ‘Aurea’ will give you large lantern like pale yellow coloured flowers. These Hybrids come with great colour from spring right through to autumn. Chinese lantern leaves are fingered like a maple. It is a native of China and will grow in all but the coldest climates. Absolutely gorgeous plant. Protect from wind. Full sun.

……Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $27

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

AGLAONEMA ‘SILVER QUEEN’

Aglaonema commutatum 'Silver Queen' New

(50cmAD) Aglaonema commutatum ‘Silver Queen’. Nicely marked succulent looking foliage with heavy silver splashes. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions. Amazing colours can now be yours also. Keep on the dry side when temperatures are below 20oC. Colour can vary depending on the light intensity. Great in a pot inside in cooler areas or outside or in a subtropical garden. Aglaonema are so easy care you cant go wrong because they love the shade they handle indoor conditions with ease and in warm areas they will light up any garden. They are tough & handle a variety of conditions and are relatively pest resistant and long lived.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

TRIANGLE PALM

Dypsis decaryii

(6mABcD) Dypsis decaryii
An amazing fast growing palm tree. Spectacular grey green foliage. Produces yellow and green flowers followed by black berries. Blooms all year in suitable climates. Native to Madagascar. Water regularly. Prefers sandy soil. Avoid poor draining clay soil and overwatering. Not suitable for rainy climates. Drought tolerant. Full sun to part shade.

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

 

 

 

…Edible & Birds Love Me…

RIBERRY LILLYPILLY

Syzygium luehmanniibmp

(8m**EdRfABCD) Syzygium luehmannii has prolific fluffy white flowers in summer with red juicy edible fruit in autumn. A magnificent densely foliaged tree with pink tipped new growth. Sydney’s Riberries Restaurant is named after it, (they serve its fruit) and there are several fine speciman trees in Sydneys inner suburbs. Will grow in most areas except the cold tablelands, Its frost resistance is unknown to us. Native to NSW and QLD rainforest. Full sun or shade. Sent in a long native tube.

…..Priced at $7.90 (180 Parries)

 

…All Frost Free Climates…

MALAYSIAN ORCHID

Medinilla myriantha

(1.5mAbcD) Medinilla myriantha. Spectacular small Medinilla with hanging flower clusters that combine light pink flowers with large showy mauve pink bracts. First the flowers with the bracts and then these bright long lasting bracts for months. Attractive velvety medium leaves.This wonder of nature clumps readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. Native of the Philippines. We are finding this plant quite cold hardy and is suitable to all frost free climates, otherwise sheltered in winter. Shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

…All Frost Free Climates…

DOLI CHANDELIER

Medinilla dolichophylla

(70cmAbcD) Medinilla dolichophylla
This is a rare and amazing Medinilla with hanging bright purple calyxed flowers that are broad and white In gorgeous hanging clusters..which last for months. Very attractive long hanging strongly veined foliage. Branches readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. Native of the Phillipines. We are finding this plant quite cold hardy and is suitable to all frost free climates, otherwise sheltered in winter. Bright filtered light. In 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

PACIFIC MAY MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum tenerum 'Pacific May'

Adiantum tenerum ‘Pacific May’
Lovely foliage edged like eyelashes. Finer and lacier than Marshas Pride. Sent in 100mm pots.
…..Priced at $13.90 each (300 Parries)

VARIEGATED MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’

(40cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’
Unusual white striped medium sized leaves and a medium 40cm grower. Lovely bushy plants. Indoor shade position. Sent in 100mm pots.
…..Priced at $25 each

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $44

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…Gorgeous Foliage…
…Outdoors, Indoor or Bonsai…

FERN LEAVED TAMARIND

Sarcotoechia serrata

(1-4m**RfAbcD) Sarcotoechia serrata
Pink new growth on these fern like leaves make this a stunning feature from this small rainforest tree. Blooms in autumn with these small pea sized yellow flowers which are then followed by these yellow seed pods that split to reveal several red seeds. Native to NE QLD and New Guinea. Well drained soil. Slow growing up to 6 meters but requires shelter from strong wind and protection from frost. Good in a pot indoors or as a large bonsai. Can be kept small in a pot. Part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each or 3 for $27

 

 

 

WHITE BUTTERFLY GINGER

Hedychium coronarium

(1.5m*AbcD) Hedychium ‘White Butterfly’ will give you the most fragrant and attractive longlasting flowers imaginable from summer through autumn. The interestingly shaped orchid like flowers are pure white with a dash of gold on the central petal. Attractive lushe broad ‘tropical’ foliage. These are fast growing plants shooting from a strong rhizome. Native to India they will grow in most frostfree coastal climates. If you are in a cooler borderline area, you may still be successful if you protect the rhizomes from frost damage with straw mulch. Prefers shade or partial shade and plenty of moisture. Sent as rhizomes in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

THAI AGLAONEMA No.3

Thai Aglaonema No.3

Amazing colours can now be yours also..Beautifully marked succulent looking light pink and/or spotted white with dark green leaves and pink veins. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions…keep on the dry side in tempratures below 25oC. Colour can vary depending on the light intensity. Great in a pot inside in cooler areas or outside or in a subtropical garden. Aglaonema are so easy care you cant go wrong because they love the shade they handle indoor conditions with ease and in warm areas they will light up any garden. Branch readily for you. They are tough & handle a variety of conditions and are relatively pest resistant and long lived.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) each

 

 

 

MEXICAN BLUEBELL

Ruellia simplex

(1.5mABCD) Ruellia simplex. This is a great colourful shrub with bright blue to purple open flared bell flowers on short stems. Flowering from spring through summer. Gets a spread of 1m. Medium soft light green foliage. A native of Mexico & Brazil but can be grown in colder climates. Great in the ground or in a pot, especially in colder climates where more protection can be given. Drought tolerant once established. Suited to warm and coastal climates. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

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

 

 

MACARTHUR PALM


(5m**AD) Ptychosperma macarthurii is an extremely attractive clumping palm from Cape York. It is a Feather Palm with clumping, slender, grey ringed trunks topped with a crownshaft. The attractive ‘cutoff leaves’ are a feature. Cream flowers are followed by bunches of bright red fruit. South of Coffs harbour NSW or equivalent you will need a warm protected suntrap in a frostfree coastal area. Good in a pot. Full sun or shade.These plants are 4 leaf and 350mm tall in a 70mm pot.

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

 

 

GOLD FUSSIA

Strobilanthes anisophyllus

(1.5mAbcD) Strobilanthes anisophyllus will provide you with absolute masses of rich mauve bell shaped spikes of flowers in autumn and winter. 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

 

 

 

 

HEBE MARIE ANTOINETTE

Hebe Marie Antoinette

(50cmFmAbCD) Hebe hybrida ‘Marie Antoinette’. Both equally amazing foliage and flowers on this evergreen compact shrub. The flowers bloom in spring, mauve purple flowers on each upright branches with oblong green leaves with a pinkish red to purple underside. In spring the flowers start off as mauve then fades into white in summer. Slow growing. Can be grown in containers, or as a border plant. Shelter from strong wind. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

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

 

 

ASPIDISTRA – CAST IRON PLANT

Aspidistra elatior

(1mAbcD) Aspidistra elatior. Called the Cast Iron plant for a good reason…they are a very tough hard to kill indoor plant. Aspidastras are a broad leaved glossy black green plants that stand out against a dark backgound. Tall slimline and elegant in a long vaselike pot. They are very tough and can exist in low light conditions. Excellent indoors & patios and require shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

FAIRY LIGHTS

Scirpus cenuus

(30cmFABCD) Scirpus cenuus is an unusual ornamental grass with little luminous bulbs on top of each and every little rush. These shine when reflecting light from around the house. This is a very attractive neat dark green clumping fine rush like grass. The stems are fine and weeping. It will grow in all areas and is frost resistant but likes plenty of moisture. Great for garden borders on the edge of or in ponds and under any light. Full sun (with plenty moisture) or shade. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 (220 Parries) each or 3 for $25

 

 

 

FLAMING SWORD

Vriesea spledens

(45cmABCD) Vriesea splendens. This is a fabulous bromeliad with spectacular red & yellow flower spikes to 45cm and attractive rosetting foliage. Multiplies over warm months when pups can be taken off. Let new roots grow in the air in a humid spot. Pot into a well drained mix. These are epiphytes and can be attached to a board or tree. Good indoors. Filtered light. Easy to grow. These are 30cm tall pups.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

…No Leaf Variegation…

WHITE KNIGHT PHILODENDRON ‘ UNVARIEGATED’

Philodendron ‘White Knight’ Unvariegated
These ones have no leaf variegation as yet but as they come from the parents with variegation and their siblings are variegated they may yet throw variegated leaves. The stems are classical red and white. Lovely broadish pointed green foliage with tones. Red stems with white stem stripes. Clumps nicely and good solid climber. Lovely chunky white aroid flowers. Prefers well drained soil. Good indoors with good light. Philodendrons are tough epiphytic types, from tropical America where there is 450 species, so don’t overwater, esp in winter. Part shade. These plants are about 250mm tall.

…..Priced at $49

 

 

GIANT NATIVE ELEPHANT EAR

Alocasia 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 (300 Parries)

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Join Star

Phalaenopsis Join Star

Large flowered crystalline white moth orchid with lemon in the lip. Best grown indoors or low light position with indirect light. Warm humid conditions best with rain cover provided. 170mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $22

 

 

 

RHIPSALIS OBLONGA

Rhipsalis oblonga flower

(70cmAbcD) Rhipsalis oblonga.
Produces heaps of yellow white flowers from around the margins of its curly succulent leaves in rainy seasons. The leaves hang over the side of a pot or hanging basket. Rhipsalis oblonga grows by adding leaf segments and can be propagated from the same. Rhipsalis are large to medium sized epipihytes almost all from Central and South America. Great in a well drained porous mix in a hanging basket or pot with their hanging foliage. Rhipsalis like humid warm conditions in full shade and prefer atmospheric conditions to wet the soil but should not be allowed to dry out entirely. Can be grown inside. Filtered light or indirect light.

……Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

NEW GUINEA FAN PALM

Licuala lauterbachii

(4maD) Licuala lauterbachii is a beautiful palm from the tropics of that wonderful place called New Guinea. It has a slender trunk with almost circular leaves to one metre across, divided into about 30 segments. Flowers on one metre branched sprays with red fruits. Grows as an understory palm so it will require shade. In 75mm pots, four leaf with a stem length of 300mm.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

…This is One Weird Plant….

ELEPHANT TREE

Beaucarnea recurvata

(3mFABCDE) Beaucarnea guatemalensis is a crazy tree like plant with a fat bulbous trunk. The top is crowned with pendulous grass like leaves up to 2m long. Small white flowers in spring. Looks great in a big pot or in the garden. A native of Guatemala it will grow Australia wide and is a very hardy plant. Takes frost and cold. Likes part shade to full sun. Very small plants 15cm tall in a 70mm pot.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

SYNGONIUM JUNE COLLECTION

VELVET SYNGONIUM

Syngonium wendlandii

(30cmAbcD) Syngonium wendlandii. Deep green leaves with a striking white stripe running through the middle vein. Slow to grow and easy to care for. Shade.
…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33
NB This plant appears very similar to Syngonium Southern Star which appeared here 3 months back.

SYNGONIUM CONFETTI

Syngonium Confetti

(30cmAbcD) Syngonium podophyllum ‘Confetti’. Gorgeous creamy pastel pink shades with light and dark green soft heart shaped leaves. Tough indoors and will survive drying right out, in fact it seems to thrive on it – in addition it will also grow in water! This would have to the hardiest of all indoor plants. From Tropical America. They form aerial roots and will climb a totem or trail from a basket and if you want compact growth just tip prune. Very attractive indoors or in the garden. Syngoniums need warm conditions. Shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.
…..Priced at $15.90 each or 3 for $44

Get both for $23

 

 

 

Mystery Anthurium

We have numerous anthuriums that only remain in small numbers. We are selling these as Mystery Anthuriums. If you order a Mystery Anthurium it will be a Surprise Plant. These are all in 70mm pots.

…..$12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

AUSTRALIAN FAN PALM

Licuala ramsayii
(6m**AbcD) Licuala ramsayii is a very attractive native Fan Palm from Nth QLD and New Guinea. It is the most cold tolerant of the Licualas and can be grown in warm situations in Southern Australia. This one has big one metre pleated fan leaves and a single trunk that can grow to six metres high. Attractive red fruit. It is also suited to pot culture. These plants are 4 leaf and 200mm tall.

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

 

 

 

…Great Indoors…

ELEGANT PALM

Ptychosperma elegans indoor
(6m**AD) Ptychosperma elegans is an extremely attractive clumping palm, native to Queensland. It is a Feather Palm with clumping, slender, grey ringed trunks topped with a green crownshaft. The attractive ‘cutoff leaves’ are a feature. Cream flowers are followed by bunches of bright red fruit. South of Coffs harbour NSW or equivalent you will need a warm protected suntrap in a frostfree coastal area. Good in a pot. Full sun or shade. These plants are 4 leaf and 350mm tall in a 70mm pot.

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

 

 

 

CORDYLINE TANGELO

Cordyline fruticosa ‘Tangelo’

(1.5mAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘Tangelo’ will give you that all year colour you were missing. This is a beautifully structured well branched cordyline with long leaves that are bright pink along the edges surrounding the green. Medium grower. Good garden feature plant. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (170 Parries)

 

 

 

Epidendrum Comet Valley ‘Pink’

Epidendrum Comet Valley 'Pink'
Miniature crucifix orchid with deep pink flowers. Not a full sun type of crucifix, 70% shade protection requited. Near flowering size in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LADY MOXON MAIDENHAIR

Adiantum Lady Moxon

(60cmAD) Adiantum tenerum Lady Moxon. One of the most sought after Maidenhairs this fern is large and has attractive weeping fronds with broad pinnules. Several bright green shades on the one plant and in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

 

 

….New Paradise Bromeliad….

Guzmania ‘Mirador’

Guzmania Mirador

(40cmABCD) Glorious long lasting bright yellow with green tips with white central flowers. Lovely medium length green arching foliage. Grows to 40cm tall. Guzmanias are some of the loveliest Broms and this one is no exception. Very long lasting flower bracts. They are good indoors and take 50 -70% shade, in a very well drained potting mix.

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

 

 

 

PHILODENDRON BRASIL

Philodendron Brasil

Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor contrasting plant. Brasil in particular is quite an unusual plant with lustrous variegation on its pointed foliage against its dark background. This is a climbing plant that are great indoors in good light. Let it dry out a little between waterings. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $33

 

 

 

Philodendron Black Cardinal

Philodendron erubescens Black Cardinal

Philodendron erubescens ‘Black Cardinal’. Gorgeous dark shiny foliage on this philodendron. Philodendrons are tough plants adapted to warm tropical rainforest living where they climb up and along trees gripping with aerial roots as they reach for more light. They can be grown under shadecloth in warmer areas or indoors where there is reasonable light. They are epiphytes living off their host so don’t need a lot of water but do like some moisture and humid conditions. Easy to grow. Sent in the 75mm pots they are grown in.

…..Priced at $9.90 each

 

 

 

 

SQUARE CACTUS

Rhipsalis sulcata

(30cmABcD) Rhipsalis sulcata is a attractive hanging thinly squared segmented succulent plant. The pendulous narrow sections are about 2-3 millimetre width, hanging together like sticks and branching into 3, 4 or 5 squared branchlets. Making it look great cascading over the pot, whether it’s on a shelf or hanging basket! This one is pendulous and forms clusters of stems (tassels) like a Tassell Fern does . It is an epiphyte, from the rainforest of South America. Small white flowers in spring & summer. Light shade & keep well drained.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

Lc. Mari’s Song x Rlc. Dream Trader ‘Southern Cross’

Lc. Mari’s Song x Rlc. Dream Trader ‘Southern Cross’

Large flowered pink Cattleya hybrid with darker pink splashing in the petals, similar in style to the attached. Note these are seedlings, so some shape and colour variation will occur. Shadehouse conditions, allow to dry slightly between waterings. These plants 120mm tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90

 

 

 

CLIFF BRAKE FERN

Pellaea ovata

(90cmABCD) Pellaea ovata. Very unusual fern with a unique characteristic feature of having zig zagged rachis with a green oviod leaf coming off each turn. Native to Texas and Mexico. Found on dry ledges or at the base of cliffs in the wild. Partial shade to full shade. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

VICTORIA PTERIS

Pteris ensiformis cv. Victoriae
(60cmABCD) Pteris ensiformis cv. Victoriae. Very decorative, easy to grow fern with narrow leaflets banded in silver and edged in green. Suitable for pots, indoors, bush houses and shaded garden positions. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (300 Parries)

 

 

 

 

ALOCASIA LIME ZINGER

Alocasia Lime Zinger

(1.5mABCD) Xanthosoma ‘Lime Zinger’. This is a magnificent Elephant Ear with beautifully glowing lime green heart shaped leaves. The plant will stand about 1.5m with 50cm leaves. Suited to all climates with hot summers but may go into temporary dormancy in cold winter climates. Part to full shade.

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

 

 

 

 

CLIVIA LILY

clivia miniata

(50cmABcD) Clivia miniata is a most spectacular clump forming perennial which will present you with large heads of bright orange-red flowers with yellow throats from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. The attractive foliage is thick, dark shiny green and straplike. These are slow growing plants and their roots don’t mind being compressed or rootbound in a container and can be brought inside. 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. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $19.90

 

 

 

…Grow Your Own Gourmet Coffee…

COFFEE

Coffea arabica

(3m*AbcD) Coffea arabica. This plant has been selected for it gourmet coffee flavour. Plant it, admire its beauty and have a never ending supply of delicious coffee. The Coffee Tree will give you masses of fragrant five petalled white flowers in clusters in the leaf axils. The attractive coffee bearing fruits are brilliant red. For frostfree areas, north of Sydney. Native to Ethiopa. Likes full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

RENGA RENGA LILY

Arthropodium cirratum
(1mEdABCD) Arthropodium cirratum ‘Matapouri Bay’. Beautiful blooms of white flowers in summer on a tall stalk above the foliage. The flower stalk reaches 1m bearing many white 6 petalled flowers with a tricoloured stamen from yellow to purple and white at the tip. Long green leaves. The rhizomes are edible when cooked, they were once eaten and cultivated by the Maori. Drought tolerant. Native to New Zealand. Filtered sun to part shade.

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

PHILODENDRON BIRKIN

Philodendron birkin
Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor plant. Philodendron birkin in particular is quite a standout plant with its white stripes pointed foliage against its dark green background. New leaves are completely white and will get darker as they age. This is an ideal landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also excellent as an indoor plant! Let it dry out a little between waterings. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $33

 

 

 

 

CHIRITA SINESIS

Chirita sinesis

(30cmABcD) Lovely houseplant with 15cm attractively marked velvety leaves. Big open tubular blue flowers. Native to Indo-malaysia. Easy to care for. Treat like an African violet. Shade or filtered light. These amazing plants are in 80mm diameter pots and the plants have a leaf span of approximately 150mm.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

….Called Lace Fern for a Reason…

LACE FERN

Microlepia strigosa
(90cmABCD) Microlepia strigosa
This is a vigorous taller variety with lime green new growth. Graceful fern with arching lacy fronds. Easily grown in a moist position in filtered light (takes morning sun) in warm temperate through to tropical areas. Ideal in a tub or in the ground. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

MEXICAN CARDBOARD PLANT

(1mFmABCDE) Zamia furfuracea is an eyecatching Zamia from Mexico. It has highly arching fronds with unusual stiff, almost oval, blue green leaflets. The barrel shaped female cones are rusty brown to 25cm long while the male cones are half this size. Now rare in its native habitat. These are hardy plants 300mm tall and will grow in full sun to part shade. These are 4 leaf plants sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

PHILODENDRON PRINCE OF ORANGE

Philodendron Prince of Orange

Enjoy this fabulously foliaged indoor plant. Prince of Orange in particular is quite an standout plant with its orange pointed foliage against its green background. This is an ideal landscaping plant due to it’s compact growth and can be grouped together. And is also excellent as an indoor plant! Let it dry out a little between waterings. Bright indirect light. Sent in 75mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

….Big Chunky Bright Red Claws….

HELICONIA STRICTA

Heliconia stricta

(2mAbcD) Large red bracts around 40cm long. Height growth varies from 1.5 to 2 metres depending on the warmth of your climate. Will grow in most warm temperate coastal conditions. Sent as strong rhizomes ready to go in the ground. …with sensible preparation.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

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

 

 

 

 

 

Phalaenopsis Fullers 3545

Phalaenopsis Fuller's 3545

New release moth orchid with large size pink flowers overlaid with contrasting darker pink flaring and spotting. Indoor filtered light conditions best, keep moist. 70mm pots approx. 130mm Leaf Span.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

 

….Sculptured and Ornate….

NEOREGELIA TUNISIA

Neoregelia species Tunisia

(30cmABCD) Neoregelia species Tunisia. This is an unusual small growing deep red-brown Neo with even darker brown bands. Serrated slightly spiny ornate sculptured edges. Neoregelias are very colourful bromeliads grown for their foliage colour variations. Neos have rosetting broad leaves (slight serration) which open out almost flat leaving a central throat which likes to fill with water. They are easy to grow in a coarse mix or in a very well drained situation in bright filtered light. Plant in the garden in pine bark or the like. Take the pups off the mother plant when they are about half her size. Neos can be grown in all climates. Shade to morning sun. Sent in 75mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

CUBAN PINK TRUMPET TREE

tabebuia pallida

(8mABcDe) Tabebuia pallida
Gorgeous white to pale pink trumpet shaped flowers with yellow throats. Flowers several times throughout spring and summer. Glossy green leaves. Semi deciduous. Native to the Caribbean. Drought tolerant once established. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $24

 

AZALEA PURPUREA

(1mABCD) Azalea purpurea is so different. The Plum coloured leaves never change so all year long you have the most striking contrast to most plants in your garden. Azalea purpurea is a rewarding plant for foliage colour in your garden. Once established, they are very little trouble to grow. They seldom flower, the plant is grown for it’s outstanding foliage colour. Grown as a formal hedge or as a group of different colour among other plantings…the result is dramatic. Full sun. 70mm pots

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

 

 

 

 

JAPANESE SWORD FERN

Polystichum retrosa-palaeceum

(80cmABCD) Polystichum retrosa-palaeceum. A handsome fern from Japan. Forms a neat rosette of bright green fronds. Makes a great speciman in a pot in a shady spot in the garden. Easy to grow. Needs a warm protected position in Southern Australia. Part Shade to Full Sun.

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

 

 

 

 

CROCODYLLUS

Microsorum musifolium

(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 $12.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

VRIESEA FOSTERIANA ‘RUBRA’

VRIESEA FOSTERIANA RUBRA

(1mAbcD) Large-leafed evergreen stunner. Rubra has thick, leathery bi-coloured striped leaves with rich, chocolate brown tones and lime green bands. The leaves tend to arch more & intensify in colour with age, making it a great specimen plant for patios or decks. Produces a speckled red encased….yellow flowering spike. Tolerates light frost. Well drained mix. Prefers partial shade. Sent in 75 mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (270 Parries)

 

 

 

PARALLEL PEPEROMIA

Peperomia puteolata

(45cmAbCD) Peperomia puteolata
An unique peperomia that stands out among the others of the same species. Whorls green and white striped leaves on a striking red stem. The arrangement gives this peperomia a very elegant look. Upright grower and an indoor plant. Can survive outside in sheltered areas. Benefits from light pruning. Keep soil moist. Native to south America. Part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

…Clumping Silver Foliage…

SILVER SWORD

Phildendron 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

 

 

 

PINEAPPLE DYCKIA

Dyckia brevifolia

Dyckia brevifolia
20cm Bright orange-yellow flowers. Compact green small grower.

…..Priced at $12.90

 

Phalaenopsis Fuller’s 3476

Phalaenopsis Fuller's 3476

New release moth orchid with dark fuschia flowers overlaid with darker stripes. Indoor or very low light protected outdoor spot, keep warmer in winter. 70mm pots approx. 140mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $19.90

 

 

 

SPATHIPHYLLUM VISCOUNT

spathiphyllum viscount

(60cmAbcD) Spathiphyllum ‘Viscount’ is a gorgeous Spathyphyllum. Its crinkled leaves are a lushe glossy green. Big pure white long lasting hooded flowers. Create the look of the tropics in your backyard. Family Aracaea. For all warm coastal climates. Filtered light right down to low light conditions. Great in pots or in a warm garden. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

….Gorgeous & Highly Sought…..

POTHOS SNOW QUEEN

Epipremnum aureum Snow Queen

(VineAbcD) Epipremnum aureum ‘Snow Queen’
Lovely shiny white variegated foliage with this wonderful highly sought climbing plant. Gorgeous foliage. Great indoors..takes low or bright light and doesn’t mind collecting indoor pollutants from your house. Also takes waterlogging. Let your Snow Queen climb up a stake where it will set aerial roots. These plants are in 75mm pots and are about 25cm long and firing on all cylinders. Low light through to full sun.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

MOSS

Like a lushe green carpet. For terraniums, bonsai, landscaping and germinating ferns.

(Not for WA, NT & Tasmania)
…..Priced at $6.90 each (15cmx10cm)

 

 

 

 

Rlc. Chunyeah ‘Tzeng Wen’

RLC ChunyeahTW

Large golden yellow Cattleya with a red lip. Shadehouse conditions. These plants are 120mm tall. Sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90

 

 

 

HEARTLEAF PHILODENDRON

Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium

(6mAbcD) Philodendron hederaceum var. oxycardium. This is a delightful compact growing and slowly climbing Philodendron with big 30cm thick shiny heart shaped green leaves. It makes a marvellous patio or indoor plant. Native to central America. Most philodrenums will climb up a tree in nature usually in warm tropical rainforest. Over time they can transform into complete epiphytes getting their nutrients from its host tree via aerial roots sunk into its trunk. Great in a tub or in the ground. Shade. Sent in 75mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

 

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.

Western Australia, Northern Territory & Tasmania Sending Date
Friday 23rd September, We need your order by 2.00 PM Monday 19th September, 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.Save

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