Feature Plants 2
Common name. Matrush - Spinyhead
Botanical name. Lomandra longifolia
Description. A native to eastern Australia a tough strappy leafed clumping grass that will grow anywhere. It is drought and pest resistant and can even be grown indoors. Will grow to approximately 1m high by 1m wide. Leaves were used by Aboriginals for basket making.
Common name. Mauritius Hemp
Botanical name. Furcraea foetida
Description. A strikingly large ornamental plant / landscape feature. Can grow in pots, but in the garden it will grow to 2m high. Has strong scented greenish white flowers. Grow in full sun. A pale yellow and green variegated variety is also available.
Common name. Midgen Berry
Botanical name. Austromyrtus dulcis
Description. The Midgen Berry shrub has white skinned, dotted mauve edible berries. A popular berry eaten as bush tucker for its ginger taste. Grows to 50cm - 1m high.
Common name. Mondo Grass
Botanical name. Ophiopogon japonicus
Description. The Mondo Grass has flowers that are white to pale lilac, followed by blue berries. Grows to 20cm - 40cm high.
Common name. New Zealand Cabbage Tree
Botanical name. Cordyline australis
Description. The New Zealand Cabbage tree has pale to dark bark and small white fruit. The fruit attracts birds and other animals that consume them. Grows to 20m high.
Common name. Orange Clivea
Botanical name. Clivea miniata
Description. A evergreen clump forming plant that will grow to approximately 50cm high by 40cm wide. Has dark green strap like leaves and flowers in spring. Low water requirement once established.
Common name. Orange Daylily
Botanical name. Hemerocallis fulva
Description. A orange flowered plant, Orange Day Lilly grows flowers that only last a day hence the name. All parts of this plant can be cooked and eaten.
Common name. Palm Lilly 'Red Sister'
Botanical name. Cordyline fruitcosa 'Red Sister'
Description. The Palm Lilly red sister is a cordyline with pink leaves. Needs full sun and regular water do not over water. Grows to 1m high.
Common name. Philodendron
Botanical name. Xanadu
Description. The Philodendron 'Xanadu' has poisonous leaves. Do not eat the leaves of this plant. An attractive compact plant that can be grown in full sun and shade. Growing in shade produces darker coloured leaves. Grows to 1m high.
Common name. Pony Tail
Botanical name. Beaucarnea recurvata
Description. The Pony Tail is a tall decorative palm-like plant that grows hair like leaves at its' peak. Grows best in well drained soil and must never be over-watered or muddied. Non-cold resistant. Grows to 5m.
Common name. Purple Fountain Grass
Botanical name. Pennisetum advena rubra
Description. The Purple Fountain grass is a purple variant of fountain grass the purple flowers as well as purple grass. Grows to 1m high.
Common name. Queensland White Cedar
Botanical name. Melia azedarach
Description. The Queensland White Cedar has clustered, purple flowers. This tree requires full sun with moist well drained soil. Grows yellow, marble sized, drupe fruit. Grows to 7m - 12m high.