Hardy plants for a water-wise South Australian Garden

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Eucalyptus ficifolia: Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The garden supports a living collection of around 74,000 individual plants arranged in 40 hectares of themed sections. It is the largest scientific collection of Australian native plants in which the collection originates from plants sourced from the wild, accompanied by herbarium specimens for taxonomic study.

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Eucalyptus ficifolia: Australian National Botanic Gardens in Canberra, the capital city of Australia. The garden supports a living collection of around 74,000 individual plants arranged in 40 hectares of themed sections. It is the largest scientific collection of Australian native plants in which the collection originates from plants sourced from the wild, accompanied by herbarium specimens for taxonomic study.

Hardenbergia violacea (Happy wanderer). Australian native climber. Vigorous climbing habit, useful plant for covering pergolas, trellises and fences or used as a spreading ground cover. Its leaves are glossy green in colour and the flowers are a rich violet-mauve in colour. They are borne profusely from winter to early spring. Prefers a full sun to part shade position. Grows 2m high x 2m wide.

HARDENBERGIA HAPPY WANDERER - Garden Express

Hardenbergia Happy Wanderer (Hardenbergia violacea) is the most well known variety of this popular native climber. With its vigorous climbing habit it is a useful plant for covering pergolas trellises and fences or simply allow it to spread into a creeping ground cover. Hardenbergia has glossy green leaves and the flowers are a rich violet-mauve in colour. They are borne profusely from Winter to early Spring. Prefers a full sun to part shade position. Supplied as a potted plant.

Correa reflexa (Rutaceae); Native fuschia

Correa reflexa (Rutaceae); Native fuschia

Californian Tree Poppy (Romneya Coulteri)

Romneya coulteri, Matilija Poppy

Pictures and description of Romneya coulteri, Matilija Poppy.

Crepe Myrtle (Lagerstroemia fauriei)

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Crowea saligna

Crowea saligna

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Puya Alpestris

Puya alpestris

Smoke Bush (Cotinus Coggygria)

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Myrtle (Myrtus Communis 'Compacta')

Myrtus communis 'Compacta'

Description This evergreen shrub is 6' high x 5' wide with aromatic leaves. It blooms with white sweet-scented flowers followed by bluish/black berries. It can be grown in sun or partial shade; well drained soil is essential. 'Compacta' has smaller leaves and is often used for edges and low formal hedges.

Geralton Wax flowers

Geralton Wax flowers

Chamelaucium uncinatum Shrub relative to Eucalyptus. The common name rChamelaucium efers to the town of Geraldton, north of Perth on the stretch of Western Australian coast where this species is most abundant. A rare sight in Brisbane, and it brings a good memory about living in Perth (Western Australia) - this bush brighten up all city there through winter and spring. florabase.calm.wa.gov.au/browse/profile/5498 Image in Wikimedia now…

Tree Poppy (Dendromecon Rigida)

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