Shrubs For Shade

Acanthus mollis

Acanthus mollis 'Bears Breeches'

#1090015   $5.00

'Bears Breeches'

Vigorous plant with large, glossy dark green leaves.  Tall spikes of purple-hooded white flowers 

Begonia coccinea

Begonia coccinea

#1901010   $3.00

 Begonia coccinea has only a few bamboo-like stems up to 1m tall. Leathery, obliquely oblong to ovate leaves are 10-15cm long and 5-8cm wide with slightly toothed, undulate edges. 


Begonia semperflorens

#1901080   $3.00

`Bopeep'

 Compact, mounded, fibrous-rooted plant. Fleshy stems and green to bronze leaves. Very popular as an annual bedding plant and for containers. 

Begonia semperflorens

#2300400   $3.00

Bronze/Brown leaves

Compact, mounded, fibrous-rooted plant. Fleshy stems and bronze leaves. Very popular as a bedding plant and for containers.  

Begonia spp

#1901081   $2.00

`Non-stop'

 Nonstop form neat plants with green foliage and flowers from late spring/early summer onwards. They come in range of flower colours: white, red, yellow, orange, pink 

Brillantasia subulugurica

#1901190   $2.00

A fairly hardy, semi-deciduous, vigorous shrub with large, glossy, attractive leaves & spikes of big mauve flowers in late summer. Needs sun for part of the day and should be well watered. Prune back at the beginning of spring. A lovely background plant for a shady area. Attracts insects to the garden.

Size up to 2m

Dianella tasmania

#1002056   $4.00

Variegated

 Grass-like, with striped leaves.  Blue flowers with prominent yellow stamens followed by shiny blue to purple berries .

Gardenia jasmindoies

#1903030   $8.00

'Veitchii'

 Low-growing bushy shrubs mainly prized for their fragrant flowers which give out a heady perfume. Has shallow root-system and likes acidic soil



Hedychium coccineum

#1090500   $6.00

Orange Gingerlily is a robust tall-growing hardy plants from the Himalayas. It has narrow foliage and produces beautiful flowers in late summer. Intricate, exquisite, gorgeous.

Hedychium spp

#1090505   $6.00

Variegated

"Ginger Lily"

Beautiful orange flowers and varigated greem/white leaves.  Likes moist soils.

Hydrangea macrophylla

#1903375   $4.50

#1903370   $6.00

Grows well in all but very hot dry  areas.  Likes rich soil & plenty of water. Prune hard early August. Apply mulch heavily & feed. Colour of flower  depends  largely on pH 

Impatiens'Busy Lizzie'

#1090610   $4.00

'New Guinea Hybrid'

Thrives in light shade.  Keep moist in hot, dry weather. Repays feeding with low-nitrogen fertiliser.


Impatiens repens

#1090640   $2.00

'Creeping Busy Lizzie'

 Herbaceous plant with a sprawling or trailing growth habit.  Bright yellow flowers are similar to those of the snapdragon. Likes  moist soil.


Iresine herbestii

#1903450   $2.00

"Bloodleaf"

 These plants are grown for the colourful foliage rather than the flowers. Although Iresine are drought-toleranty, the foliage will not be as brilliant without adequate moisture. 

Iressine herbstii

#1903470   $2.00

'Aureo-reticulata'

 These plants are grown for the colourful foliage rather than the flowers. Although Iresine are drought-toleranty, the foliage will not be as brilliant without adequate moisture. 

Iresine lindenii

#1903490   $2.00

 Blood Leaf’s rich red foliage is a great contrast among green-leafed plants and provides carefree color for mixed container plantings. Pinching plants back will keep them looking full and lush.

Iresine lindenii

#1903495   $2.00

Green

The variegated leavs provide contrast and colour in lightly-shaded beds. Pinch back to encourage growth.

Mackaya bella

#1903830   $2.00

 Mackaya bella is a beautiful indigenous shrub or small tree with slender branches bearing dark green leaves. Pale lilac veined flowers.


Magnolia

#1903860   $5.50

Large, fragrant, white blossoms on attractive shrub with glossy, dark green leaves and a large, exotic-looking pod that opens in fall to reveal bright orange-red berries which are relished by birds and other wildlife. 

Odontonema strictum

#1904190   $2.00

Firespike is an herbaceous perennial growing to about 4 feet tall with an upright habit with shiny, dark green leaves. Beautiful terminal spikes of tubular red flowers.  

Odontonema strictum

#1904180   $2.00

Mauve Firespike is an herbaceous perennial growing to about 4 feet tall with an upright habit with shiny, dark green leaves. Beautiful terminal spikes of tubular mauve flowers.   

Plectranthus madagascarensis

#1904830   $2.

Hardy, evergreen, aromatic, herbaceous plant that has attractive, variegated leaves with white margins which are carried on long traiA useful groundcover in semi-shade or shade. 

It attracts insects and butterflies and therefore also birds to the garden.



Plectranthus ernstii

#1904950   $2.00

"White Spurflower"

Aromatic leaves are rather frost-tender.

Slow growing, semi-succulent perennial with swollen stems and a compact habit that resembles a bonsai, ideal for pot plants and rockeries. 

Plectranthus variegated

#1904860   $2.00

'Mintleaf'

Pale bluish-mauve flowers on compact bush with armoatic leaves


Rhododendron `Azelea'

#1905278   $8.00

Mixed Colurs

 Large, shiny, leathery evergreen leaves and clusters of beautiful  large pink, white, or purplish flowers. Prefers damn acidic soil.


Sanchezia nobilis glaucophylla

#1092600   $2.00

Glossy green leaves with bold,contrasting yellow veins,flowers yellow with bright red bracts. 

Soleirolia soleirolii

#1904320   $2.00

'Peace in the Home'

Low-growing, spreading foliage plant with small delicate leaves. Best in moisture and shade, and as such is best grown indoors in low to medium light areas. 

Stachys lanata

#1905490   $2.00

`Lamb's Ear'

Evergreen, perennial, silvery wooly leaves. Small-leaved flowering stems with tiny, purplish-pink flowers appear in summer. Generally drought tolerant. Avoid overwatering

Strobilanthes anisophyllus

#1905530   $2.00

Mauve Flowers

Evergreen shrub with brown/purple leaves, and  long, tubular, mauve flowers.Thrives best in well-drained soil. 

Strobilanthes anisophyllus

#1905520   $2.00

Lavender Flowers

 Evergreen shrub with brown/purple leaves, and  long, tubular, lavender flowers.Thrives best in well-drained soil.  

Strobilanthes dyeranus

#1905570   $2.00

 Persian Shield is a beautiful foliage plant. It grows to about 5’ with bright purple leaves and green veins with an iridescent glow. Bright sun will dull the color or even burn the plant.  Great for shade gardens as well as for an accent plant. 

Viola spp

#1905835   $2.00

Make an attractive and useful ground cover in she.  Fragrant flowers are borne on stalks that rise from the leaves  The leaves are tasty enough to be eaten alone, but also when added to green salads.