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Gold Dust Wattle

Scientific Name: Acacia acinacea Common Name: Gold-dust Wattle Alternative Common Name: Wreath Wattle, Round-leafed Wattle Family:  Fabaceae Height: Up to about 2m (7′) Width: Up to about 2m (7′) Description:  A small spreading shrub native to several States of Australia. Adapts to many different regions. Masses of red buds opening into bright golden flowers late …

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Mixed Strawflowers

Scientific Name: Xerochrysum bracteatum Common Name: Mixed Strawflowers Alternative Common Name: Family:  Asteraceae Height: Up to about 1m (3′) Width: Up to about 0.5m (18″) Description: A fabulous profusion of large bright blooms in a range of colours over several months from late Winter to Summer. A hardy perennial plant to 1m (3′). Adaptable to a …

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Cats Paw

Scientific Name: Anigozanthos humilis Common Name: Cats Paw Alternative Common Name: Cats Claw Family: Haemodoraceae Height: Up to about 0.5m (18″‘) Width: Up to about 0.5m (18″) Description: An attractive and interesting perennial plant with velvety flowers from Winter to Summer in shades of yellow, orange and red, from straight un-branched stems up to 45cm …

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West Australian Christmas Tree

Scientific Name: NUYTSIA floribunda Common Name: West Australian Christmas Tree Alternative Common Name: West Australian Christmas Tree Family: Loranthaceae Height: To about 7m (23′) Width: To 4m (13′) Description: A most spectacular evergreen tree with a dark green mass of soft needle-like leaves and masses of brilliant yellow flowers from late October to January. Slow growing, partly-parasitic …

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Golden Everlastings (mix)

Scientific Name: SCHOENIA filifolia / Xerochrysum bracteatum Common Name: Golden Everlastings Alternative Common Name: Golden Everlasting Daisy or sometimes Golden Strawflower Family: Asteraceae Height: 0.5m to 1m (3′) Width: Description: Two similar hardy perennial plants that light up much of the Australian bushland with a thick carpet of golden colours. Fast growing. Flowers: A fabulous …

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Gungurru (Silver Princess)

Scientific Name: EUCALYPTUS caesia ssp magna Common Name: Gungurru (Silver Princess) Alternative Common Name: Gungurru (Silver Princess) Family: Myrtaceae Height: Up to 5m (16′) Width: 3m (10′) – 5m (16′) Description: An outstanding tree with a weeping or pendant shape. Decorative and attractive with its silver-white bark and blue-grey leaves. Flowers: The flower buds are …

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Waratah

Scientific Name: TELOPEA Speciosissima Common Name: Waratah Alternative Common Name: New South Wales Waratah Family: Fabaceae Height: Up to 3m Width: Up to 1.5m Description: Magnificent floral emblem of New South Wales. A stout, erect perenial shrub with long, leathery, dark green leaves. Brilliant large crimson flowers in the Spring. Flowers: Prolific crimson flowers in …

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Swan River Daisy

Scientific Name: Brachyscome iberidifolia Common Name: Swan River Daisy Alternative Common Name: Swan River Daisy Family: Asteraceae Height: To 50cm (20″) Width: To 30cm (12″) Description: Pretty, adaptable, easy to grow, small annual, sometimes perennial shrub with fine, narrow leaves. Approx. 400 seeds. Flowers: Blue, Purple, White with a central yellow disc, non-papery, about 2.5cm …

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Swan Peach Myrtle

Scientific Name: HYPOCALYMMA robustum Common Name: Swan Peach Myrtle Alternative Common Name: Swan Peach Myrtle Family: Myrtaceae Height: Up to 1m (3′) Width: Up to 1m (3′) Description: Small evergreen shrub with short linear leaves and attractive pink flowers which appear in clusters along the stems and produce an outstanding display. Flowers: Flowers profusely in …

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Sturt Pea

Scientific Name: SWAINSONA formosa Common Name: Sturt Pea Alternative Common Name: Sturt’s Desert Pea Family: Fabaceae Height: Up to 0.5m Width: Up to 2m Description: Floral emblem of South Australia. See: http://www.australian-aridlands-botanic-garden.org/general/plants/p_spec/f_swfo.htm Annual vine-like creeper and ground-cover. Grey-green, furry leaves and stem. Can be trailed over rocks, walls or from deep baskets. Easy to grow …

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