PLANTS OF THE WEEK
Flowers: -from December to April. Flowers are typical grassy flowers with large red-brown spikelets, which occur on branched stems.
- Grows from an underground rhizome, so if the plant dies off, it can resprout.
Which Lomandra is best for your garden?
- Little Con:Petite,
compact, resilient, our shortest lomandra at up to 30cm, and a perfect no-mow
- Evergreen Baby:Slightly bigger
than Little Con, compact to 45 cm. Hardy, ideal for rockeries and suited to
almost all soil types. Very popular.
- Verday:Compact to
50cm. Tough as old boots, hardy, long-lived once established. Frost tolerant
and puts up with almost any location or condition.
- Little Pal:Very fine
slender leaves and a better performance in shady spots make this 50cm lomandra
a fine addition to garden borders.
- Little Cricket: Long broad
leaves reach to 50cm then cascade in an a generous fountain of foliage, like a
mini Lomandra hystrix.
- Nyalla:Medium height to 80cm. Graceful, slender blue-green, cascading leaves. Good in dry spots, in full sun or shade. Frost tolerant, and robust in salt-laden winds and coastal locations.
Distribution: All over Australia
Which Dianella for your garden?
- Dianella 'Little Jess."dwarf 40cm high x 40cm wide.
- Dianella 'Breeze" 40% larger than little Jess. 60 – 70cm high x 60 – 70cm wide
- Cassa Blue: blue leaves; 50cm high x 40cm wide.
- Dianella 'Tas Red' -will often get a red base in cold climates, or even change from green to green with reddish tinges at times. It has a dense tidy appearance with beautiful wide leaves and large purple berries in spring and summer,45cm high x 40-50cm wide