January Catalogue 2018

Newsletter January 2018

Happy New Year to You and welcome to your January Catalogue.
Wow your plants here are laughing….growing and multiplying at a rapid rate.
We only have a few months of the year to take advantage of the heat and its worth the extra sweat to get out there and do it right now. You will be rewarded many times over.
Theres nothing wrong with the lazy gardener concept either …in its place… but there is even more satisfaction and joy in actioning our bodies.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers


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* Coconut fibre, known as Cocopeat is a brilliant medium for growing a very wide range of plants. It has excellent drainage qualities and water holding capacity. You buy it in small compressed blocks and it immediately breaks up on watering. Itsespecially good with epiphytes.
* Mushroom Plant (Rungia klossii) provides a very rich source of Iron. If you are iron deficient in any way or are vegan or vegetarian try a few leaves every week. The human body needs iron to ensure a healthy blood count (esp haemaglobin) and it needs iron in a multitude of forms…not just the ones you get out of a bottle or injection. Trust nature to give you some of that source.
* Skin cancers can be easily completely removed using Radium Weed (Euphorbia peplus) for smaller ones or Black Salve for larger ones. Black Salve is a mixture of Natural herbs (2 ..galangal and turmeric found in our nursery) plus an oxide…..look it up on the internet.
* Interestingly where radium weed was denounced as quackery by some western medicos in the past an expensive radium weed gel has now been produced by the pharmaceutical industry….which is now being prescribed!
PS Western Medicine is a huge field but its only been running for a hundred years and as well as the successes it often makes terrible mistakes. Rules have to be made to cover our medical parctitioners from litigation or the system would run out of control….but the rules are for the practititioners…we only need to consider them along with all the other options.
* One secret to managing chronic pain is not the next drug you can take but to ‘keep on moving’ in the garden.
*If you are driving and start feeling sleepy (or any time you feel drowsy)…try exactly 3 minutes of deep breathing using your diaphragm….to enliven yourself for the next few hours. PS Before you do this make sure you are not one who feels faint if breathing too deeply.
* Make a refreshing drink by dicing some ginger root and mix with boiling water. Then fridge it and dilute to taste with water, mineral or soda water.
Last Months Did You Know
This month we have Hoya dischorensis a beautiful twining hoya we collected on the island of Sidaea just 4 hours by motor dinghy off the east coast of New Guinea. Found it growing on the edge of forest right by the sea ie water was 10metres away. Lost a lot of the plant material putting it though quarantine…so its taken a few years of propagation to get enough to advertise. These plants overwintered here in our plant shed with temperatures down to 5oC. Morning sun recommended.* Here’s a Tea used in the Phillippines used to treat stomach upsets including indigestion and diarrhoea.
Take the 3 tip leaves of both Soursop (Annona muricata) and Guava (Psidium). Get the 3 tip leaves three times (ie 9 leaves) and boil in a litre of water for a few minutes. Strain off and drink as a hot tea or cold drink when you put in the fridge.* If you want a courtyard fruit tree that fruits in 2 years have another look at Wampi on page 2. It only grows to 3 metres and its fruits are delicious. No one else will have it either!



West Australian & NT & Tasmanian Orders

These states have strict quarantine protocols in place. All have inspection procedures in place at both ends. Please note you do nothing… we do all the work and payments. These order are intended to be sent on the following day: Friday 19th of January. We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 16th of January, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process 7.00am Monday & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasible. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WA, TAS. & NT ORDERS ……………PLEASE GO TO THE VERY BOTTOM OF THIS CATALOGUE AND THE FAQ’s.


Your Plants

Your Plants are packaged with love and care to travel the world if need be. They are among the largest and strongest you can possibly receive by courier/mail delivery.
We intend to supply you a continually new and surprisingly amazing array of the most interesting plants on our planet.
We have been doing this for 31 years ! Its not easy. You will see many others have come and gone thinking there was an ‘easy’ life doing this work. It is a life of passion for the fantastic gifts of nature.
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Orders can also be phoned 07-5441 5921 or faxed 07 5441 5456 or mailed.



If price is your main consideration the we will accommodate you.
We decided to up the ante and beat any competitor by 12.5% not 10%.
Twenty years ago we stopped sending tiny plants in 40-50mm pots & introduced our current long 70mm pot. The 70mm pot has 4.3 times bigger volume than a 50mm pot and we can grow a plant 4 times the size in it and that’s what we do!
As other suppliers have come in and do offer the 45-50mm pot we are giving you the opportunity to buy this size also. And our price for these tiny plants is less than any other selling the same size plant. If you find a commercial business paying GST with a lower price we will beat it by 12.5%.



ABOUT THE SUPER FOODS …How they can Poison You

We often hear about the latest super food especially when its been put into a pill or drink form. Health professionals will tell you that its actually been known for thousands of years that bombing our bodies with one form of nutrition will actually end up POISONING us! The specialised cells in our bodies are constantly hunting for the specific chemicals they need to function. Its like a chemist hunting for the right ingredients….so there might be a super food ingredient thats good to make the tissue required and the chemist says good I need 20 micrograms of that. Whats going to happen if you supply 100 grams!…. so we should not drown them with something they don’t need… it can become toxic.
Super foods are great but a little bit goes a long way.
We need to consume our foods in a balanced way from multiple sources.




Try these deep breathing methods to increase your focus, for sport, study, meditation & gardening as well as anything where you want to maintain concentration

1/ Oxygen is the giver of life on our planet. Every cell in our bodies respire oxygen to oxidate our foods and release energy. Optimising oxygen levels gives us more ENERGY and deep breathing can optimise oxygen levels.
2/ The human mind jumps from one issue to another….constantly sifting information (true & false)- its all about ‘survival of the species’ . Its referred to the human ‘monkey brain’.
3/ Top sports people & those learning meditation are taught (or are often) how to focus their mind by deep breathing methods.
4/ Deep breathing lowers the heart rate and allows your mind to change gear from the fast pulsating beta brainwave to the slower alpha brainwave. It is in alpha where your innate intuition can be accessed. And your innate intuition is your connection to the power and abundance of the universe. And over the centuries some people call this energy field ‘God’. Doesn’t matter what you call it….connect with it & the energy is yours. This energy is in your garden much more so than any man made building.
5/ Deep breathing is great for our health as it enables us to eliminate the negatives from our lives. Do it when under stress because stress and anxiety are the number one killers that allow ‘disease’ into our bodies.
6/ A small percentage people do feel faint when deep breathing….this is not abnormal…and can be a result of increasing the Carbon dioxide content in our blood and its effects on blood supply to the brain. Its not dangerous…those people affected should simply ease off…not so deep…and don’t do the holding part so long.
7/ The methods are very simple. Its simply a cycle in 4 parts…Inhale…Hold…Exhale…Hold…
….Then Repeat the cycle..SIMPLE AS THAT..
8/ The thing is the control you exert. Control your breath and control your life.
9/ Elite military are taught a four second cycle to control their natural anxiety in life threatening situations. Sports people can do the same. ie Inhale (4 secs.)…Hold (4 secs.)…Exhale(4 secs.)…Hold (4 secs.)…repeat the cycle
10/ The other extreme is the 6 second cycle which is used for complete relaxation and as a lead into meditation.
11/ Deep breathing must be done using the diaphragm muscles. …not simply the chest muscles which only allow for fast shallow breaths.
12/ Practise deep breathing when you wake up and before you sleep. Find ‘triggers’ that remind you to breathe deep through the day. eg after we eat, drink….when we see etc…
13/ Deep breathing enhances every aspect of our lives….the physical, the mental and the spiritual a well as our health. Somehow we forgot to use it as the pace of the modern world increased we thought if we breathe fast we can think faster & get more done….and that was the ROAD TO STRESSVILLE.








Heliconias & Gingers are Available Now

We have a huge list of Heliconias to choose from. Phone anytime on 0408 687 109 to discuss with Bob or see on our website.



Graham next door was known to be a tightwad but was convinced by friend Murray to buy a couple of lottery tickets from Bob at the Nambour Newsagency. But after he won the big prize Graham didn’t seem happy.
”What’s wrong?” Murray asked. “You just became a millionaire!”
”I know,” he groaned, “but I can’t imagine why I bought that second ticket!”




Please write down your Password and Username.

Yes, we know from experience that we always tell ourselves we will remember it….but do we? And its often the Username that gets muddled up the most. Just think most people seem to have 3 usernames and three passwords they commonly use…..so that means there are 9 different ways these can be combined and that’s why its so easy to use the wrong one if you don’t record it. If you have completely forgotten which one you can easily call us we will take you off completely and you can register.


Combined Postage/Shipping
We do combine postage/shipping with all our orders. This means you can buy as many plants as you like for a single postage/shipping price. eg, in NSW you might buy 100 plants for $16 freight.
Our Plants are not sent Bare Rooted
All our plants are sent in pots. Mostly in a pot of 70mm diameters and 110mm deep. This pot is 4 times the volume of the tiny 40mm tubes that many other suppliers use. Our Ferns are sent in 100mm pots. * Very large plants from large pots (Bamboo, Fiddle Leaf Fig, Heliconias) may be sent bare rooted.
However we do supply some Tiny plants for $3.90 to satisfy customers who like small prices. These plants are specified as Tiny Plants for Tiny Prices and are priced at $3.90.

If you can’t find what you’re looking in our catalogue, you can use the search bar at the top of all our pages, above navigational menu and also below the side Menu.

All Plants on our website are available, not just the ones in our latest catalogue.




JADE VINEJade Vine, Strongylodon macrobotrys

(VAbD) Strongylodon macrobotrys. Its colour is unique in the entire world, itsflowers are superb & it can be grown in warm areas, outside the tropics. Its flowers are a soft irredescent Jade blue-green and appear in summer for many months in long hanging racemes of amazing sickle-shaped pea blossoms. This is a flower you need to see to appreciate. The Jade Vine is a strong stemmed, woody, twining creeper with dense glossy dark green leaves. From the Phillipines. Outside the tropics, you will need a warm, sunny, well drained position. Sorry customers north of Ballina, NSW Only! We will not send this plant to its death.Morning sun to full sun. Limit 1 per Customer.

…..Priced at $29 (450 Parries) each












(8maBDFm) Wisteria bolusanthusWisteria bolusanthus
The Wisteria Tree is certainly one of the most spectacular trees when in flower. This decorative, small to medium sized tree is deciduous…… dropping its leaves only for a short period in early spring.The drooping, blue-mauve, fragrant, pea like flowers hang from the branches in bunches, often covering the whole tree. Flowering time is from spring to early summer. The roots and inner bark are used medicinally. It can be grown in a container and looks spectacular on any sunny patio. Fantastic Bonsai specimen. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $29













(3mAbcD) Pachypodium lamerii is one weird plant, a bit like a tall fat cactus with spines and amazing ‘Three Stooges’ like foliage arrangement on top. The leaves in this arrangement are long and narrow with silver undersides, which it is likely to drop in the depths of winter. Yes it even flowers with white/cream frangipani like, terminal flowers. Although this one grows to 6m in its native Madagascar, it will not grow as big here. Can be grown in a container indoors in good light. Known to grow as far south as Auckland NZ. Likes a well drained soil in sunny position. Keep on the dry side when cool – if kept dry can survive a light frost. Full sun to part shade.

….Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25











CALADIUMSCaladium Pink

(30cmABCD) Caladium bicolor
Collection of Two Caladiums are brilliant variably coloured and marked foliage plants that die back to a bulb in winter. So they will be quickly reshooting. If you plant it outside in the garden it may be best to pull them up for winter as you could lose the bulbs in prolonged wet weather. Otherwise keep in a pot and keep the dormant bulbs on the barely moist side over winter.Take shade or full sun (with moisture).

….Two Different Colours for $23












…Very Pretty & Good for Many Things!..Leonotis leonuris


(1mABCDE) Leonotis leonurus sends up spectacular spikes of bright orange whorls of velvety flowers spaced symmetrically along its upright stems. Forms a low multibranched symmetrical bush and flowering stems may reach 2m high and will last right through the warmer months. Smokable euphoric.The tea is used for high blood pressure, headaches and colds. Lions Tail is native to Africa. Suited to all areas. Recovers quickly from frost.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)













(3mEdFmABCD) Sambucus canadensissambucus canadensis
Delicious berries (for use in jellies, pies or wine) since native American times. It has more recently been used in landscapes for its spectacular blossoms and dramatic coloured berries. The white flower clusters are generally 15 to 25cm in diameter and are very showy with a nice fragrance. The fruit, which is pleasantly tart but high in vitamin C, is a smooth round deep purple to black berry and ripens in summer. Elderberries are both drought and cold-tolerant, adapt to almost any soil type and most drainage conditions. Deciduous shrub. Full sun to part shade. 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each












(9mAbcD) Ficus religiosa is the famed tree under which the Buddha sat for 6 yrs when he attained enlightenment (bodhi) at Bodh Gaya in Bihar State India. You will find it in and around every Buddhist Temple! Also known as the Bo Tree this is a magnificent signiture tree that can also be kept in a pot. Very popular for Bonsai. Its heart shaped leaves have a pointed drawn out end. It must be pollinated by a special wasp. Love full sun & can be grown in the shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $29












…Grow Your Own Gourmet Coffee…

COFFEE TREECoffea arabica

(3m*AbcD) Coffea arabica this plant has been selected for it gourmet coffee flavour. Plant it, admire its beauty and have a never ending supply of delicious coffee. The Coffee Tree will give you masses of fragrant five petalled white flowers in clusters in the leaf axils. The attractive coffee bearing fruits are brilliant red. Brilliant glossy foliage and great feature plant in a pot.For frostfree areas, north of Sydney. Native to Ethiopa. Likes full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $25














(VineAbcD) Epipremnum aureumEpipremnum aureum
Lovely shiny golden variegated foliage with this wonderful highly sought climbing plant. It’s virtually carefree and is attractively leafy. Great indoors..takes low or bright light and doesn’t mind collecting indoor pollutants from your house. Also takes waterlogging. Let your Golden Pothos climb up a stake where it will set aerial roots. These plants are in 70mm pots and are about 25 cm long and firing on all cylinders. Low light through to full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (350 Parries)













RED BLOOD LILYHaemanthus Red

(40cmFmABCD) Scadoxus multiflorus
Full 20cm heads of bright red spherical flowers will be yours with this magnificent multiplying bulbous plant. Simply one of the best. This is an eye-catching deciduous plant with bright green strappy foliage. They gradually will multiply splendidly for you. Native to South Africa. These are small plants. The Red Blood Lily likes good light, a well drained soil without overwatering. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $23












Austromyrtus tenuifolia 'Copper Tops'


(1m**RfEdAbCD) Austromyrtus tenuifolia ‘Copper Tops’
This one is topped with attractive copper toned new growth. There are very few of this beautiful little plant left in its native habitat in NSW and QLD. Its dense unusual narrow foliage has a splendid compact soft appearance. White flowers in summer or autum, followed by whitish edible berries. A great speciman, hedge or screen plant, suited to all frostfree areas. Part shade to full sun if well mulched.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23













…New Release Native Cultivar with Edible Fruit…

ACRONYCHIA VISTAacronychia imperforata

(5m**RfEdABCDE) Acronychia imperforata ‘Vista’
This faster growingcultivar has a straighter stronger central leader & will produce juicy yellow edible fruit after yellow flowers. Bird attracting. Bright clusters of lemon coloured flowers. Lovely dense, shiny bright green medium sized veined leaves with a tight crown. In its best natural sites can get up to 15m but will grow less in most backyards. Native to rainforest from Seal Rocks NSW to Cape York QLD. Takes salt air. Full sun or shade.Grows 1m wide. Great hedge plant.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) each or 3 for $25














(5-9mEdaD) Averrhoa carombola is a slow growing tree to Averrhoa carambolaabout 5m in the subtropics to 9m in warmer areas. Highly ornamental with its bushy rounded crown of small leaflets that can be semi deciduous in colder areas. It is beautiful in flower when it is covered in small pink to lilac flowers and looks amazing in full fruit. The fruits are large and very tasty with a delicate flavour, with nice texture and shape. Even the ripe golden skin is edible.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) each or 3 for $25














JOHN KLASS REDCordyline John Klass

2cmAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘John Klass Red’
Brilliant bright
red & dark green
margins. Good
indoors but don’t
overwater in
winter. Shade
or morning sun.
Part to full shade or morning sun.



CARUBA BLACKCordyline Caruba Black

(40cmAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘Caruba Black’
Lovely shiny
black foliage.
Scented white
flowers held on
spikes above the
foliage. Its shortish
broad leaves form
rosettes around
the narrow stem.
Cordylines give
colour to your
garden all
year round.


PINK CHAMPIONCordyline Pink Champion

(2mAbcD) Cordyline fruticosa ‘Pink Champion’
These very bright
foliage plants
come out in
brilliant rose &
pink shades &
dark green mix.
The leaves form
rosettes around
the narrow stem.
Cordylines give
colour to your garden all year round.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries) or all 3 for $21

Cordylines can grow to 2-3m but it is best to cut them off at 1m and plant the cuttings and at the same time branch your plant.











We have a large selection of Heliconias that can be sent as rhizomes from mid-august until end march. Rhizomes are unlikely to reshoot outside of this warm period unless you live in the tropics of northern Australia. These rhizomes are often quite large, expensive to grow & dig & of limited availability. Here is a list you can select from;

Heliconia caribaea  ‘Barbados Flat’ $29
Prince of Darkness $29
Heliconia caribaea x bihai ‘Jacquinii’ $19.90
Criswick Big Red $39
Heliconia bihai ‘Manoa Sunrise’ $19.90
Emerald Forest $29
Lobster Claw 1 $19.90
Lobster Claw 2 $19.90
Hong Kong Claw $19.90
Kawika $25
Yellow Dancer $19.90
Nappi Red $25
Bucky $16.90
Heliconia champneiana Maya Blood $25
Heliconia chartacea x platystachis Temptress (Extra Sexy) $25
Heliconia collinsiana $25
Heliconia subulata $19.90
Heli. mariae x pogonantha ‘Dinosaur’ $39











(45cmAbCD) Zantedeschia aethiopica ‘Childsiana’Zantedeschia aethiopica 'Childsiana'
Lovely dwarf Calla Lily with white, trumpet-like flowers on short stems, blooming from late winter to spring. Smooth textured green arrow shaped leaves. This one is ideal for containers, borders, pond margins and cut flowers. Prefers moist, well drained soil in a sunny to partly shaded position. Keep moist in dry weather and divide clumps when necessary. In 70mm pots. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $3.90 (150 Parries)












WILD IRISDietes iridioides

(1mFABCD) Dietes iridioides (syn. vegeta). This is a clumping plant with straplike arching foliage and lovely white Iris like flowers with yellow and a dash of purple in the centres. Good border, rockery and background plant or can be mass planted. Native to South Africa. For all climates this plant is very hardy and frost resistant. In 70mm pots. Semi shade to full sun.

…..Priced at $3.90 (150 Parries)












(30cmFABC) Liriope muscariLiriope muscari
Lovely dark violet bell shaped flowers in long heads will be yours in summer and autumn. There are heaps of these tiny flowers on each head and heaps of heads! The light green straplike foliage forms dense attractive arching clumps. Good as a container plant inside and out or as a border or groundcover, especially as under trees and in dark shady places. Native to China & Japan, suited to all climates except possibly tropical. In 70mm pots. Full to part shade.

…..Priced at $3.90 (150 Parries)










Stephanotis floribunda


(V*AbCD) Stephanotis floribunda will give you long lasting pure white fragrant summer flowers. The flowers are tubular with flaring petals. The shiny leaves are neat, dark green and oval shaped. Large fruit pods. This one is a nice vine from Madagascar which is not rampant and can be grown against a sunny wall or along the edge of a pergola or the like. For mild frostfree climates. Full sun is best.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $25











FLAME VINEPyrostegia venusta flame vine

(VABCD) Pyrostegia venusta (syn.ignea) is one of the most spectacular climbers of them all-few plants flower as profusely as this one. The flowers are bright orange and tubular in terminal panicles of thirty to fifty blooms from July to October. This is an evergreen vine from Brazil, with largish attractive compound leaves. Very hardy it will grow in all areas where protected from frost. Fertilise regularly. Requires full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23












…Don’t Let the Kids Discover this or its Gone…Diospyros digyna black sapote


(5mEdAD) Diospyros digyna aka Choc. Pudding Fruit. Pulp looks & tastes like a fine chocolate mousse! Tastes great. Eat fresh or after freezing. Ingredient for cakes, custard, liquors etc. No frost. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

PS It is unrelated to other Sapotes.Sapote comes from the Aztec word ‘tzapotl’ which was used to describe all soft sweet fruit.












(6m**RfABCDE) Harpulia pendula has an unusual Harpulia penduladecorative orange bird attracting fruit which splits to reveal its contrasting black seeds in winter. This is one of the neatest of native feature trees, fine examples of which can be found in both Brisbane and Sydney streets. The attractive dense canopy makes nice shade. The leaves are compound and shiny. From the dry lowland rainforests of Nthn NSW to NE QLD. and suited to coastal, inland and cooler frostfree areas. Full sun or shade.

….Priced at $7.90 (160 Parries) or 3 for $21











Zingiber collinsii 'Darceyi' Silver Streaks'


(1.4mABCD) Zingiber collinsii ‘Darceyi’ Silver Streaks’ is an absolute stunner with eyecatching red basal cones appearing freely in spring and summer. Its beautiful foliage is marked with vivid silver markings. Multiple stems to 1.4m. The oblong cones emerge at the base on their own short individual stems. It dies down for winter and reemerges in spring. This means it can be grown in colder areas. Keep the rhizomes warm & dryish in winter. Grow in light shade to morning sun.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (250 Parries)











FIJI FIREMetrosideros vitiencensis 'Fiji Fire'

(1.5mADE) Metrosideros vitiencensis ‘Fiji Fire’ is a lovely red foliage plant with orange flowers with red stamens from autumn to winter. New growth comes all year and is brilliant red. This is a very hardy & salt resistant shrub for warm coastal areas. Makes a great foliage plant in sun or part shade and will grow beautifully in a tub or hedge.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21













(20cmFABCDE) Agapanthus ‘Snowball’
This a brilliant dwarf white Agapanthus. Great as a border or spot colour plant. The flower spikes are about 50cm tall. Arching evergreen shiny clumping straplike foliage. Like being on the dry side. Drought and frost resistant. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) 3 for $21













…Arching Foliage…Lemon Flowers…

LEMON CORAL BUSHRussellia equisitiformis Lemon Falls

(1.5mFABCD) Russellia equisitiformis ‘Lemon Falls’
If you want an attractive small shrub with instant small prolific brilliant lemon tubular flowers in large sprays this one is for you. Beautiful light green arching foliage with soft needle like leaves. All new growth cascades from the centre of the plant. This little beauty is a native of Mexico and grows in most climates except the coldest tablelands. Great in the garden or cascading over a bank or water feature etc. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) 3 for $21













CROTON NORMACodiaeum variegatum 'Norma'

(1.5mAD) Codiaeum variegatum ‘Norma’ is a striking tropical plant grown for its decorative multicoloured foliage. The vibrant colours are often a mix of greens, yellows and reds on short curvy 2cm wide leaves. Crotons are from the Pacific Islands and South-East Asia and needs warmth. If down south during winter bring indoors to a warm lit up area. This one will provide a nice contrast to your garden. Full sun or semi shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) 3 for $21












FLAME COPPER LEAFAcalypha wilkensiana 'Inferno'

(2mAbcD) Acalypha wilkensiana ‘Inferno’. Unusual curled leaves in mottled red, orange & yellow tones. These are eyecatching coloured bushy shrubs that will give your garden instant colour contrast even when there is not a flower in sight. Native to South Pacific islands. Suited to all mild frostfree areas and are very drought tolerant, making them ideal for hot areas with little rainfall. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) 3 for $21










Phalaenopsis Golden Star

Phalaenopsis Golden Star

New release moth orchid with bright yellow flowers and a contrasting red lip. Best grown indoors or very low light position. These plants are in 70mm pots approx 150mm leaf Span.

…..Priced at $17.90 each











Zygonesia Blue Birds ‘Dove of Peace’


Zygonesia Blue Birds ‘Dove of Peace’

Vigorous growing intergeneric hybrid allied to Zygopetalum, but with much more compact growth. Pure white flowers with a touch of pink in the lip. Some variegation in the foliage. These plants are near flowering in 80mm tall pots. Shadehouse, medium light levels.

…..Priced at $23 each











Saintpaulia ‘African Violets’ hybrids. These are your latest named hybrids and not your common old garden type. There are thousands of varieties. Easy to grow inside on your window sill. We have 5 New African Violet Hybrids. They are…

African Violet Birthday Girl

African Violet Birthday Girl

African Violet Harmony

African Violet Harmony

African Violet Red Delicious

African Violet Red Delicious

African Violet Ode to Beauty

African Violet Ode to Beauty

African Violet Starcraft

African Violet Starcraft

Moderate light to indoor light.

$8.90 each…. Any three for $25 or ….Five for $39







(40cmABCD) Athyrium niponicum is a hard to get and very attractive deciduous fern with lovely red stemmed and pale silvery-green fronds. A whorl of 25-40cm fronds grow from the basal rootstock.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (160 Parries)













Phlebodium aureum mandianumPhlebodium aureum mandianum

(1m**ABCD) ‘Tasselled Form’ Syn. Polypodium. This is a very unusual native fern with large broad wavy fronds that grow to a massive one metre. This is a lovely tasselled form. Grows on a Rhizome. Makes a good basket, pot or garden plant in a damp position. Sent in 100 mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (160 Parries)











(40cmAbcD) Adiantum raddianum cv. Margaretta. Graceful fern with large teardrop shaped fronds, it is excellent for hanging baskets with a weeping habit. The arching fronds have forked tips. It’s attractive fronds make it perfect for indoor use. Maidenhairs require warm bushhouse or sheltered conditions. Filtered light. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (190 Parries)




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Hoya Collection

A Home is not a Home….Without a Hoya


Hoya obovata


Clusters of 20-30 fuzzy white to light rose flowers with deep carmine red centres. Happily under shade here down to 0o C in winter. Part shade.

…..$8.90 (140 Parries)


hoya macgillivray


(C) Hoya macgillivrayii. Bunches of huge Purple/Red flowers with pointed leaves.

…..$12.90 (180 Parries)



HOYA ‘NEW GUINEA GOLD’ (W)Hoya PNG New Star Backwards Cluster

Hoya coronarium. Small groups of large solid gold star shaped flowers with thickish slightly crinkled leaves. Full sun.

…..$12.90 each







Hoya litoralis


Hoya litoralis – Red brown with a darker corena. Up to 20 flowers per umbel. Blue-green foliage. It twines and hangs. Light shade.

….$9.90 (180 Parries)


Hoya keysii


(C) Hoya Australis ssp. Australis. Lovely native Hoya with starshaped fragrant white flowers in large heads. Leaves are pointed with furry hairs underneath.

…..$8.90 (150 Parries)




Hoya obscura


(M) Big 10cm clusters of bright fragrant flowers that have yellow centre & white edges. Soft gold toned veined foliage.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries)








HOYA DISCHORENSISHoya dischorensis

(VAbcD) Hoya dischorensis. Amazingly beautiful hoya with yellow solid star shaped flowers. Large cluster during warm months.

…..$12.90 each



HOYA AUSTRALIS (M)Hoya australis

Hoya australis. Shiny ovate shaped leaves with clusters of white waxy triangler petal flowers with a red and white centre.

…..$9.90 (180 Parries)




Hoya cinnamomifolia


(C) Great big balls of lime green maroon centred flowers. Big beautifully shaped & heavily veined leaves on this climber. Filtered light to morning sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)




Key to Cold Tolerance: Letter after Hoya Name:C=Cool Growing, M= Intermediate Temperatures W=Warm Growing-Sub Tropical+ Note: Cool Growing will also thrive in the hotter conditions but the warm growing do not appreciate the cooler conditions.

Hoya Ideas

Find a place where you can run some horizontal tie wires and run between two posts, trees or whatever. Run a tie wire about every 25-30cm and where the wires meet the post attach a pot of hoya of the climbing variety. You can strap them on or nail the pots on. Let the hoyas run along the wires as they grow. Vines that run horizontally produce more flowers than those running vertically.



Delicious Collection

Delicious January Collection 1

Mother of HerbsPlectranthus amboinicus

(45cmEdAbCD) Plectranthus amboinicus.
Big fleshy & flavoured green leaves.
Can be used a meat stuffing and to
flavour meat dishes. Full sun to part
…..Priced at $8.90 ea (150 Parries)


Brazilian CherrySyzygium uniflora fruit

Syzygium uniflora
Delicous edible red 2.5cm
fruits. Can be used to make
jellies and jam.
Full sun or part shade.
…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $23



WampiClausena brevistyla native wampi

(3-7m**EdAbcD) Clausena lansium
Delicious & different very
juicy fruit. Clusters of
pink grape sized fruit.
Will fruit in 2 years. Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 ea (180 Parries) or 3 for $29




Delicious January Collection 2

TURMERICCurcuma longa turmeric

(70cmEdABCD) Curcuma longa
One of the worlds most potent
herbs for cure & prevention
incl. cancer & dementia.
Spice for your foods.
Full sun or shade.
….Priced at $9.90 or 3 for $25


Yellow JaboticabaPlinia glomerata

(4mEdFmAbCdE) Plinia glomerata
Delicious tangy pineapple
flavoured yellow fruits.
Will start fruiting in 2 to
3 years. Full sun to part shade.
…..$12.90 each (250 Parries) or 3 for $29


SapodillaManilkara zapota

(3-4mEdAD) Manilkara zapota.
Uniquely flavoured fruit. Soft
brown flesh is sweet & tasty
like caramel. Eaten fresh &
used in desserts. Full of
nutrients. Full sun.
….Priced at $9.90 each




Delicious January Collection 3

Mushroom PlantRungia klossii mushroom plant

(60cmEdABcD) Rungia klossii
Highly nutritious high Iron leaves
that have a mushroom taste
when cooked. Great in salads
or stir fried. Shade to part sun.
…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $21


SOURSOPAnnona muricata soursop

(6mEdabcD) Annona muricata
Attractive little shade tree will give
you the most delicious fruit to eat
fresh. Very juicy and makes a
tangy drink. Contains vitamin C, B1
and B2. For warm areas. Full sun
…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $29


DIABETES PLANTGynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura
. Has reknowned
reputation as a blood balancer.
Tastes fines and be eaten raw
or in smoothies, salads and
stir fries. Good in tea. Shade.
…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $23 or 5 for $39




Delicious January Collection 4

EDIBLE GINGER PLANTSZingiber officianale

(1mEdAbcD) Zingiber officianale.
Grow your own delicious
ginger…let it clump..eat the
rhizome. Full sun or part
shade. Deciduous.
…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries)


KWAI MUK Artocarpus hypargyraeus

(4m*FmEdAbcD) Artocarpus hypargyraeus.
Tasty orange pulped fruit. Can
be eatan raw, preserved or
sun dried. Very highly sought
after fruit tree. Full sun.
….Priced at $12.90 each (250 parries)


ACEROLA CHERRYMalphigia glabra

(2mEdAbcD) Malphigia glabra
Attractive juicy red
fruit high in vitamin
C, more concentrated
than orange! Will set
fruit when the plant is
very young. Full sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 parries) or 3 for $27





Amazing Plants Available and in Stock!

….Ist Release Rare New Guinea Hoya….

HOYA DISCHORENSISHoya dischorensis

(VAbcD) Hoya dischorensis. This is another amazingly beautiful hoya we found in New Guinea a few years back. This one from the Island of Sidaea. This is our first release with light yellow star shaped flowers and darker corona and big leaves. Flowers in a large cluster of 25 to 30 flowers during the warmer months. Tolerant of most coastal climates, fine at 5oC in winter here but best to move undercover during colder periods and protect from frost. Morning sun….part shade. Found this one on the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

…..Priced at $14.90 each.











….A Collectors Must…Rare Variety….

WHITEI FERNDrynaria Whitei

(1m**ABCD) Drynaria rigidula cv. whitei. This rare variety from the Glasshouse Mountains throws new fronds right through the warm months and holds more foliage than other types. This plant is so highly sought but seldom obtainable. An unusual basket fern with big wide frilly arching fronds to 1m long and short erect nest leaves. Native to Nth NSW and QLD. Easily grown in a pot or hanger in a well drained mix. Full sun or shade. These are big plants 40cm tall plus in 130mm pots full of rhizome.

…..Priced at $29.00 each













MIRACLE LEAFKalanchoe pinnata

(1mABCD) Kalanchoe pinnata is well known in medical laboratries around the world as an anti cancer herb. The bufadienólidos triterpenoids in particular in their chemical makeup have been shown to have an effect on cell multiplication. There are many scientific studies just Search Internet ‘Kalanchoe pinnata Cancer’…thick curled green leaves with light brown edges & stems. Pale pink flowers blooms in spring through summer. This herbal plant well known in folklore as a remedy for headaches, high blood pressure, rheumatism, styes & kidney stones! Drought tolerant. Grow in full sun to light shade in very well drained conditions or coarse mix. Water lightly.

…..Priced at $12.90 each













(60cmAbD) Philodendron selloum ‘Super Atom’
This is a cute dwarf version of Philodendron Selloum. Glossy deep green deeply ruffled incised leaves with a short thick branching stem. Unusual aerial roots. This one does not climb, it is a lush little clumping plant, giving you the tropical look. Takes dry conditions and needs good drainage. Good in shade, indoors or full sun in all climates.

…..Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries)












CLIMBING FRANGIPANIChonemorpha macrophylla

(VineFm*ABCD) Chonemorpha macrophylla is an interesting and hardy climber with white fragrant flowers with a yellow centre in late summer and autumn. Frangipani like the flowers have an unusual spiral shape. Large broad leaves uo to 40cm when it grows older. Although native to Malaysia they will take a moderate frost. Drops its foliage when it gets cool. In their native habitat they form gigantic vines but not in temperate Australia! Need good drainage and moisture in summer. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $27













(3m*FmABCD) Michelia figo with its superbly scented flowers (port wine fragrance) produces an attractive show with its glossy leaves and yellow flowers edged in purple. Port Wine Magnolia makes a fine screen plant with its naturally rounded dense habit. Although it grows well in the cool temperate climates it needs protection from heavy frosts. Full sun or filtered light.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21














*BIRD OF PARADISEStrelizia reginae

(1mFABCD) Strelitzia reginae. Has the exotic bird like flowers in contrasting bright orange and blue. A remarkable plant it is amazingly drought resistant and withstands lows of minus 8oC. Splendid in floral arrangements and as feature plants. Florists are able to sell just a single flower at a premium. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (170 Parries)












BLEEDING HEARTclerodendrum thomsonae

(Climbing Shrub2mAbcD) Clerodendrum thomsoniae is wellknown for its brilliant contrasting crimson red flowers that emerge from pure white bell shaped long lasting calyces in summer. Occurring in hanging 25cm long sprays. This native of West Africa is a spectacular small climbing shrub with attractive large dark green oval shaped leaves. Well suited to the garden and flowers beautifully in pots as well. Needs a warm frostfree climate & protected position in full sun to light shade which is preferable where summers are hot.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23

There are over 300 species of Clerodendrum worldwide from Africa to Southeast Asia. They take on many forms from shrubs to climbers to tree like plants.










Pachystachys lutea


(90cmAbcD) Pachystachys lutea will brighten any garden with its bright golden bracts errupting like candles. The true flowers are white and appear from inside the bract in a lovely display. Forms a clump of upright stems and each branch tip forms a candle. Attractive wide lancelike foliage about 15cm long. Needs a warm frostfree coastal climate and indoors warm, well lit humid conditions. Partial to full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21











….Almost Irredescent….


(40cmAbD) Aeschynanthus evrardii ‘Flaming Aeschynanthus evrardiiCrystals’ is a lovely hanging Lipstick with big red tubular flowers and almost irredescant purple stripes. Setting this off are unusual and very prominent purple anthers that look like weird paper clips. Other anthers are pure white -all on the one plant. This is a most striking flower glowing like crystals against attractive dark green large-leaved foliage. Flowering from March to May. Suited to hanging baskets or pots or placed as an epiphyte as in nature. From the rainforests of Thailand and Burma. Warm protected conditions or indoors.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (170 Parries)










….Juicy Hi Vit Fruit….

ACEROLA CHERRYMalphigia glabra

(2mEdAbcD) Malphigia glabra is an exceptional branching shrub with small carmine rose flowers in dense clusters and then attractive red juicy edible fruit which are high in Vitamin C being 80 times more concentrated than orange juice! The bright attractive fruit is about 3cm across and these plants set fruit when the plant is very young….like now! Attractive dark green shiny leaves and a multibranching habit. Acerola Cherry is a native of Tropical America Frost tender. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $27












(4mAbCEdFm) Plinia glomerata.
Delicious sweet tangy pineapple flavoured yellow fruit for you with this native of Brazil. A large shrub or a small bushy tree. The Yellow Jaboticaba starts fruiting in 2 to 3 years. Small yellow-white flowers dramatically emerge from the multiple trunks, limbs and large branches in groups of four. This tree is very speccy with it’s lime green leaves and an unusual soft, almost powdery appearance. Full Sun to Partial shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 (250 Parries) or 3 for $29











SNAKE LILYAmorphophallus bulbifer

(1mABCDe) Amorphophallus bulbifer
Your Snake Lily will be a great talking piece as it goes through its strange life cycle. The one metre stem is patterned like a carpet snake skin and unfurls into an interesting leaf arrangement. At around its third year it will push up a thick short stem which produces a lovely pink arum flower.After flowering bright red fruit is produced on the spadix. There is a seed inside each fruit..Snake Lily dies off in autumn each year & comes back in spring. Dappled shade to full sun in a moist position. These are seedlings.

…..Priced at $14.90 (180 Parries)

PS Amorphophallus species produce some of the worlds most amazing flowering arrangements.












…Arching Foliage…Red Flowers…Russellia equisitiformis 'Red'


(1.5mFABCD) Russellia equisitiformis ‘Red’. If you want an attractive small shrub with instant small prolific red tubular flowers in large sprays this one is for you. Beautiful light green arching foliage with soft needle like leaves. All new growth cascades from the centre of the plant. Most climates except the coldest tablelands. Great in the garden or cascading over a bank or water feature etc. Full sun to light shade.

….Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21











….Unusual Mini Cordyline…


Cordyline compacta(1mAD) This is an interesting miniature Cordyline with shiny chocolate to dark red foliage. Something different in the garden it has short rounded shiny foliage. Cordylines can be grown in a pot or in the ground and when they grow more than your desired height just cut back and they will resprout and you will have good cutting material to grow more. Cordylines have great foliage colours and continually colour your garden. They like warm climates and good drainage in a protected position. Part to full shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)













…Amazing Sweetener with no Calories…

STEVIA REBAUDIANAStevia rebaudiana flowers

(50cmABCD) This great natural sweetener has neither calories nor carbohydrates and is reported suitable for diabetics. Used in cooking as a sweetener with no calories. It makes up 40% of the Japanese sweetener market. Stevia has been used for centuries by the Guarani Indians of Paraguay, as a sweetener, much stronger than sugar – also as a medicine, it is good for you – blood sugar, hypertension, prevention of tooth decay. Small dark green leaves and small white flowers. Full sun.

….Priced at $9.90 each














MUSHROOM PLANTRungia klossii mushroom plant

(60cmEdABcD) Rungia klossii has highly nutritious leaves that have a mushroom taste about them when cooked. Great in a salad raw or stirfry for a few seconds. Reported (Sunshine Cst Daily 24/8/97) to be good for Candida and Thrush. Reported excellent for blood cleansing, it is high in protein, calcium, iron and Vitamin C. Mushroom Plant is a dark glossy soft leaved plant with lovely blue spring flowers. Shade to part sun.

…..Price $7.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $19.90












(20mEdAbcD) Tamarindus indica is one of the worlds Tamarindus indicagreat trees. It is a large tree with a wide dense canopy of bright-green, fine, feathery foliage…pinnate leaves. Its 3cm orange flowers produce masses of brown pods (Tamarinds..about 15cm long) of amazingly valuable fruit…..which are juicy before drying. The Tamarinds have many uses as a food in flavouring and can be relished raw when ripe or baked over a fire. Its also used as a drink , a syrup and even a wine. The pulp is rich in nutrients. Medicinally Tamarind uses are uncountable and annually 90,000 kg of the shelled fruits are imported into the United States for the medical trade. The foliage is great fodder for cattle and goats. Excellent shade. Takes arid warm frostree conditions and is economic in 500mm plus annual rainfall. One mature tree can produce 500Kg of pods annually.. All parts of the tree are valuable. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $29









El MIRADORES GOLDAgave desmettiana El Miradores Gold

(1mABCD) *Agave desmettiana ‘El Miradores Gold’. A rare specimen succulent. Has lovely shiny recurved variegated foliage with golden edges. A native of Mexico it is very fast growing and hardy..almost indestructable. Great in a large pot or in the ground. Matures at 1mx1m at about 5 years. Protect from heavy frost, handles moist or dry conditions. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $9.00 each












….Add Brilliant Red to Your Garden….Iresene herbstii


(70cmAbcD) Iresine herbstii is a spectacular neatly branching perennial with brilliant red rounded veined (5cm) leaves. A wonderful contrast plant. Full sun is OK but colours are most brilliant in the shade. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23













CHILLI HABANEROCapsicum chinense 'Habanero'

(2m) Capsicum chinense ‘Habanero’ is native to the Caribbean & South America. Its heat, flavour and flora aroma has made it popular in sauces and spicy foods. Rated as very hot with a Scoville scale of 100,000 to 350,000. Thrives in warm to hot weather, prefers slightly acidic soils (5 to 6 pH). Take care when watering daily, overly moist soil will result in bitter tasting peppers. Freezing weather ends the growing season and kills the plant, but otherwise they are perennials which grow all year, slowing in colder weather. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each










….Huge Double Winter Flowers….Camellia japonica Elegans Splendor


(1.2mFABC) Camellia japonica ‘Elegans Splendor’. This lovely Japonica Camellia will give you pink with white edged double flowers from autumn through to spring. Excellent cut flowers. They have medium sized oval shaped glossy dark leaves luxuriantly foliated. Vigorous upright bushy growth habit. Native to Japan, these are cold hardy easy to grow. Likes part sun to light shade in a well drained position. Any climate.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (150 Parries)













Ixora coccinea Exotica


(2mAbcDe) Ixora coccinea ‘Exotica’ will surprise you with its startling groups of large red flowers! The flowers starts of as a orange colour and turns red as it ages. A medium size shrub with dense large shiny green foliage. Keep moist in dry weather. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21













Ixora 'Pink Malay'


(1mAbcDE) Ixora ‘Pink Malay’ will surprise you with its startling groups of large soft pink flowers on spikes. Dark shiny leaves.

…..Priced at $7.90 each













BLUE SAPHIREEvolvulus pilosus 'Blue'

(50cmAbcD) Evolvulus pilosus ‘Blue’ is an attractive groundcover plant with bright blue flowers about 2cm across in all the warm months. Each neatly shaped plant has a spread of about one metre and forms a neat rounded clump. Suited to warm frost free climates. Full sun or semi shade.

….Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21











MAUVE CATS WHISKERSOrthosiphon aristatus 'Mauve'

(1m**RfAbcD) Orthosiphon aristatus f. ‘Mauve’
An unusual rainforest shrub from Far Nth QLD. Its terminal mauve summer flower heads are an intricate arrangement looking like the whiskers of a cat. Well known for medicinal value including Java Tea used for kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Fast growing, Cat’s Whiskers is a moisture lover in sun or shade. Needs shelter in cold areas.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21












Cymbidium Kiwi MidnightCymbidium Kiwi Midnight

Very dark medium sized maroon flowers. Shadehouse conditions. These plants are 160mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $18













Rth. Chief Sunny Little Orange

Rth. Chief Sunny ‘Little Orange’

Compact growing Cattleya with dark orange flowers. Shadehouse conditions. Near flowering. These plants are 160mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $25











MAIDENHAIR TREE FERNdidymochlaena truncatula

(1mABCD) Didymochlaena truncatula will provide you with gracefully arching fronds to one metre. They have bright rosy pink or bronze when young. Will grow all over Australia. A collectors fern it also makes an excellent tub plant and is good indoors. Grow in light to medium shade.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (200 Parries)










CORAL FERNThelypteris patens lepida

(45cmABCD) Thelypteris patens lepida. This is a small graceful fern with light green arching lacy fronds to 45cm long. Easily grown in a moist protected position. Suitable for pots, baskets and rockeries. These are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)



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(3mABcDE) Cordia superba
Absolutely covered in bright white flowers that contrasts with its dark green foliage. After pollination, small sized ivory coloured fruits appears which attracts birds. Great shade and likely to drop foliage in winter in cooler areas. Native to Brazil. Drought tolerant. This great tall shrub will get to 6m in the tropics. Prefers well drained sandy soil. Strong wood that has ornamental and specialty uses. Semi deciduous. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $27









HOYA NEW GUINEA GOLD ‘SIDEA’Hoya PNG New Star Backwards Cluster

(VAbcD) Hoya coronarium. This is an amazingly beautiful hoya with thick gold solid star shaped flowers and thickish slightly crinkled. Takes full sun and handled our winter outside down to 5oC. At least morning sun recommended. This is an eriostemma hoya. We collected this one right on the edge of the ocean on the island of Sidea 4 hours out of Alotau off the eastern end of Papua New Guinea.

…..Priced at $15.90 each









Eucomis autumnalis


(50cm*AbCD) Eucomis autumnalis. Eyecatching and different with the strangest flower you have ever seen! Blooms in summer continuously lasting till autumn. Pineapple like cluster on top! Waxy white, burgundy centred, star shaped flowers. The flowers produce a sweet scent. Wide long brown spotted leaves. Can attract bees, butterflies and birds. Goes dormant in winter but springs back bigger and flowers every year. Low maintenance. Native to South Africa. Well drained soil. Full sun to light shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)










LITTLE PENDAXanthostemon verticillatus

aka Bloomfield Penda (2-5mRf**,*AbD) Xanthostemon verticillatus has a very showy, pale yellow cream flowers and small dainty dark green foliage.Flowers young with attractive fragrance. Blooms in spring. Very floriferous. Native to North QLD, a small area along the Daintree and Bloomfield rivers. This attractive shrub flowers every now and then throughout the year. Grows to about 2m in height in cultivation…so it makes a great container plant. It is slow growing. Full sun and partial shade.Classified vulnerable in nature. Very bushy .Warm coastal areas.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)










*CUBAN PINK TRUMPET TREEtabebuia pallida

(8mABcDe) Tabebuia pallida
Gorgeous white to pale pink trumpet shaped flowers with yellow throats. Flowers several times throughout spring and summer. Glossy green leaves. Semi deciduous. Native to the Caribbean. Drought tolerant once established. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $24












(1.5mFABcD) Bougainvillea ‘Hawaiian Gold’. What a standout with bold green foliage and its huge mass of gold bracts! Which fades into a pinkish gold flower over time. Flowers all the warm months. This is a medium grower suited to pots. These are great in a patio pot or over a stump or in hanger. They do not mind being dry as they prefer warm areas. Full sun in a very well drained soil with regular fertiliser. Native to South America.

…..Priced at $12.90 each









Gingko biloba tree


(15mFABCD) Ginkgo biloba
A handsome large tree that dates back millions of years. 120-250 million in fact when the Dinosaurs roamed the earth! A living fossil it has unique leaves for a living seed plant shaped like a maidenhair fern and with veins radiating out. Famous not only for its beauty & scientific interest but for its well publicised therapeutic values. Deciduous. Long lived some dated back 2,500 years. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)











….Brilliant & Unusual Flowers….Thunbergia mysorensis


(VABCD) Thunbergia mysorensis
Almost too pretty to believe. Produces great hanging racemes of the most unusual very bright contrasting, yellow, red and bronze flowers all summer long. Shaped like a lady’s slipper. This is a hard to get collectors plant from the mountains of southern India. Mild climates. Light shade to full sun.

….Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $29









Dypsis decaryii


(6mABcD) Dypsis decaryii
An amazing fast growing palm tree. Spectacular grey green foliage. Produces yellow and green flowers followed by black berries. Blooms all year in suitable climates. Native to Madagascar. Water regularly. Prefers sandy soil. Avoid poor draining clay soil and overwatering. Not suitable for rainy climates. Drought tolerant. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)









Artocarpus hypargyraeus


(4mFmEdAbcD) Artocarpus hypargyraeus. They say ‘the ugliest fruit’ with the best flavour. It is a slender very ornamental fruit tree from China with a tasty orange pulped fruit. The pulp can be eaten raw, preserved or sun dried. Self pollinating Kwai Muk is very highly sought fruit tree. For warm coastal climates but can take a light frost. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)










…Famous Aboriginal Cancer Treatment…Pittosporumj phillyraeoides


(3m*,**ABCD) Pittosporum phillyreoides syn.angustifolium aka Native Apricot & more If you read the background to this plant you would be drinking its, tea easily made from its leaves every day! Famous for the treatment of cancer & many other ailments. Testimonials are easily available. Shown scientifically to kill cancer cells & act as a stimulant for the auto-immune system. There is scientific work going on now to put a patent on the cancer killing active ingredient & its mechanism. This is a tall weeping shrub with handsome narrow foliage masses of fragrant small cream bell flowers and 2cm orange fruit. Extensive inland but very hard to get.

…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $29












Khaya senegalensis


(20mAbcD) Khaya senegalensis is a stately forest tree used widely through the warm areas of the world as a street, ornamental & shade tree. Eye catching grey flaky bark is a another feature. Also great timber tree now used in plantation forestry. For warm areas north of Coffs Harbour or Geraldton WA.Full sun. Does not mind swampy soils.

….Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25











(8mABCD) Azadirachta indica. Often called the Wonder Tree, the Neem has been used for centuries in Asia against insects and for many medicinal purposes. The natural insecticide Azadirachatin can be extracted from the seeds of the Neem Tree. The plant itself will protect other plants from insects. Extracts are also made from the leaves and for heallth and agricultural purposes. The full story fills a book. Good shade and good in a tub. Native to NE India this is an attractive long lived evergreen fast growing tree. Drought resistant it has a reputation for good growth on on dry infertile, stoney, acidic and poor soils. A good shade tree it has prolific white flowers and fruit with an olive like appearance. Does not like frost. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $29












Package of Two These are smaller growing heliconias with a ‘spathocircinata’ cross to increase tolerance of cold and rhizome size. These are natural wild hybrids from the Carribean. Vigorous growers. The bracts will bloom for you between December and May. Full Sun to 20% shade. Great for colour, features and screening. Well drained mix and keep in a warm well lit situation and if you get much below 5oC in winter these are not for you. Sent as rhizomes.Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata Guadeloupe
The package includes;

Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata Guyana syn Guadeloupe

(1.5-2mAD) Deep orange & yellow bracts …great landscaper. Largish tropical bright green foliage. Sent as rhizomes.

….Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)


Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata 'Alan Carle'


Heliconia psittacorum x spathocircinata ‘Alan Carle’

(1.5-2mAD) Brightly coloured yellow & green bracts. Largish tropical bright green foliage. Great cut flowers. Sent as rhizomes.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)

Both Heliconias for $27.00









CENTRADENIA CASCADECentradenia inaequilateralis 'Cascade'

(30mAbD) Centradenia inaequilateralis ‘Cascade’ is a spectacular flowering basket plant or groundcover. Multibranching and hangs out of a basket with lots and lots of flowers. Fast growing. Showy mauve four petal flowers through spring and summer. The small velvety foliage is dark green in summer and in winter the leaves will turn to a deep bronze colour. Its dense and compact growth will quickly cover the ground or fill a basket. Native to central America. Prefers moist but well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)










(1-2m**AbcD) Melastoma affine ‘White’. This unusual native has attractive 8cm white flowers and is uncommonly available. It comes from NSW, Qld, NT and WA and this is the rare white flowering form which has been selected and cultivated. Light green small-medium Tibouchina like foliage. Long flowering especially summer. Rounded attractive shape Edible fruit . Also a good foliage plant. Likes a warm climate. Sun or shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21








Aechmea lueddemanniana

Aechmea lueddermanniana

Aechmea lueddermanniana. 1m Stunning tall flower spike with lavender petals that turn white like pearls. Bronze red foliage.

….$14.90 each











….Bright Red Lasting Spikes….

DRACO BROMELIADVriesia draco bromeliad

Vriesia draco is a spectacular Bromeliad with long lasting chunky red flowers on a short stem from a funnel of flat leaves. It can be grown in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply. Good indoors but likes humidity. Likes light shade. South American in origin most Vriesias are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)










Pineapple DyckiaDyckia brevifolia

Dyckia brevifolia. 20cm bright orange – yellow flowers…Compact green small grower.

…..$12.90 each










Hardcane type, flowering size plants. Rain proof cover especially in winter, warmer grower, bright, but indirect sun position. Flowering size 300mm tall in a 100mm pot.

…..Priced at $22.00 each











Tall upright spikes of 50mm orange to yellow flowers overlaid with contrasting spotting. These gorgeous plants have140mm leaf span in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each






Adiantum macrophyllum cv. Strawberries & Cream

(60cmAbcD) One of the most sort after Maidenhairs. This fern is an upright form with lrge bright pink newfronds. New growth on black stems. Likes very warm conditions. Prefers indirect or filtered light. Suitable for indoors, bush-house or shaded garden position. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (190 Parries)









DORYOPTERIS LUDENSDoryopteris ludens

(60cmABCD) This is a hard to get unusual & very pretty fern with dark green triangular deeply lobed fronds.This is a bushy erect fern for a pot in the garden or bushhouse. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)









DWARF TREE FERNblechnum gibbum

(1mABcD) Blechnum gibbum is a magnificent specimen in the ground or in a tub. Appealing radiating tussocks of finely divided strongly arching glossy fronds. When older develops a slender trunk to 30cm. Native to New Caledonia this Blechnum is suited to most climates but needs warmth in the Tablelands and Tasmania. Shade. In 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)



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JAPANESE ARALISFatsia japonica

(3mFAbCD) Fatsia japonica
An excellent indoor plant with a very distinct evergreen foliage! The leaves are palmate shaped and large in size with glossy green shine. Often having 7 to 9 lobes. Flowers in autumn or early winter, small white flowers appears in terminal cluster followed by small black berries which attracts birds. Native to Japan, Taiwan and Korea. Great indoor plant! Frost tolerant when established. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries)











(50cmABcD) Clivia miniata Broadleaf is a most spectacular clump forming perennial which will present you with large heads of bright orange-red flowers with yellow throats from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. Its foliage is thick, dark shiny green and broad straplike. Native to South Africa the Clivia Lily will grow outdoors anywhere the ground does not freeze. They like a shady position and not too moist when its cool. Love growing under trees.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (200 Parries)











Osmanthus x burkwoodii


(3m*AbCFm) Osmanthus x burkwoodii
Beautiful shrub that looks almost snow covered! Tough & evergreen that will cope well with winter conditions. Smooth textured and a great screening plant. Cluster of small, scented white flowers blooms in April, occasionally followed by a few black fruits. The leaves are 1-2 inches long, leathery and dark green coloured. Drought tolerant once established. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries)











SAMBU LETTUCEAlternanthera sissoo

(30cmEdABcD) Alternanthera sissoo
Full of vitamins and minerals you can eat this delicious plant like spinach. The round green crinkled leaves can be added fresh to salads and also be steamed or stir-fried. Tolerates most soils and is quite tolerant of dry and hot conditions. Fast growing and grows easily from cuttings. Native to Brazil. Full sun to part shade.

….Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21











SOURSOPannona muricata soursop

(6mabcD) Annona muricata is an attractive little shade tree will giving you the most delicious fruit to eat fresh, in deserts or as a flavouring with many uses. Very juicy it makes a tangy drink. The big green fruit weighs up to 6kg. Fruit also contains significant amounts of vitamin C, vitamin B1, and vitamin B2. The fruit, seeds, and leaves have a number of herbal medicinal uses. If you are interested in cancer… read about its well proclaimed cancer killing properties. For warm areas and will fruit in pots (even in temperate areas if protected from the cold.) Full sun.

….Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $29










DIABETES PLANTGynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura procumbens aka Plant of Longevity, Sambung. This plant has a reknowned reputation as a blood balancer. Reports are that if Diabetics eat 6-12 leaves a day they will no longer require insulin. Scientific studies on rats verify this. Satisfy yourself by googling this plant and searching YouTube. Diabetes Plant is reputed to have other medicinal values like lowering cholesterol, lowering blood pressure and inhibiting cancer cells. Diabetes Plant tastes fine and can be eaten raw, in smoothies, salads and stir fries. Good in a tea. Fast growing in all areas….fleshy leaved evergreen. Full sun light shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $23 or 5 for $39

NB Gynura procumbens contains asparaginase which is an enzyme that lowers acrylamides in the body….acrylamides are cancer causing substances.







WHITE CATS WHISKERSOrthosiphon aristatus 'Alba' syn. stramineus.

(1m**RfAbcD) Orthosiphon aristatus ‘Alba’ syn. stramineus. An unusual rainforest shrub from Far Nth QLD. Its terminal white summer flower heads are an intricate arrangement looking like the whiskers of a cat. Well known for medicinal value including Java Tea used for kidney stones and urinary tract infections. Fast growing, Cat’s Whiskers is a moisture lover in sun or shade. Needs shelter in cold areas.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21






NETHERLANDS ELKPlatycerium veitchii Hybrid Netherlands Elk

(50cm**ABCD) Platycerium veitchii Hybrid is a hybrid developed in Holland. The Australian native Silver Elk is the only known parent. It has fronds that appear to be covered with a thick grey felt. This is a water conserving device. The fertile fronds are mostly erect while the shield fronds display unusual finger-like projections when grown in bright light. It can be mounted on a plaque or on a tree for a more natural growth pattern. P. veitchii itself attaches to rock faces in open woodland on the western slopes of Central to Nth Qld. Easy to grow in a protected garden in good light and morning sun…not heavy shade. Liquid fertilise often. Very drought and frost resistant. Do not overwater! These plants are supplied potted in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each










KOROKIACotoneaster corokia

(2m*FABCD) Cotoneaster corokia. Wow..this one has an unusual branch and leaf structure! The dark branches zig zag making them look like thin zig zag wire! Cotoneaster corokia blooms in spring producing clusters of tiny yellow star shaped scented flowers. Followed by red berries. The branches are topped off with leathery shiny dark green leaves. Native to New Zealand. Frost and drought tolerant. Korokia make instant bonsai due to its dark wiry tree look. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)









LINDEN TREETilia cordata

(10m+FABCd) Tilia cordata aka Lime Leaf. Make your own delicious herbal tea, popular in Europe. The tea, made from the flowers, is a refreshing beverage that is also used as a remedy for insomnia, depression, angina and high blood pressure. Trees yield honey of an excellent quality. Linden Tree is a native to Europe and prefers cool, deep soils in an open, sunny position. Frost Resistant but drought tender. Large deciduous tree but can be pot trained. Clusters of pale yellow flowers in summer. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (170 Parries)










SPRINGTIME HAWTHORNRhaphiolepis indica Springtime

(1.5m*AbCE) Rhaphiolepis indica ‘Springtime’
Scented pink star shaped flowers. Blooming in spring and summer and throughout the year in warm climates. The flowers are easily contrasted by it’s shiny dark green foliage. This evergreen shrub makes and excellent addition to the garden or as a hedge. Tolerant of light frost and dry conditions. Well drained soil. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $21












Laelia purpurata var. CarneaLaelia purpurata var. Carnea

Brilliant large flowered Cattleya style species. Big white flowers with a pastel pink lip. These plants are about 130mm tall in small 50mm pots ready to pot up.

…..Priced at $14.90 each












Wilsonara Eye Candy 'Penny Candy'

Wilsonara Eye Candy ‘Penny Candy’

Oncidiun style with upright spikes of medium sized tesselated white and light red flowers. These plants are in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each










Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’



(40cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Variegatum’
Unusual white striped medium sized leaves and a medium 40cm grower. Lovely bushy plants. Indoor shade postion Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (200 Parries)










…Finest of the Fine…

CHARLOTTE MAIDENHAIRAdiantum raddianum 'Charlotte Parvifolium'

(50cmABCD) Adiantum raddianum ‘Charlotte Parvifolium’
This is a beautiful extremely fine foliaged compact grower. Teardropped shaped pinules. Takes down to 2oC in a sheltered spot. Bronze new growth. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (200 Parries)











(6mRfEdAbDe) Syzygium uniflora explodes into white fluffy flowers and delicious red edible 2.5cm fruits. The fruit can also be used to make tasty jellies and jams. Attractively shaped leaves and makes a nice speciman, screen, hedge or pot plant. Bird attracting. Brazil Cherry needs a partially shaded position in a well drained soil. Warm districts. Full sun or part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $23











…Every Home Should Have One…


(80cmABCDE) syn. Aloe barbadensis. A renowned ornamental and medicinal plant with a thick gel within its cactus like leaves. Found in many consumer products including beverages, skin lotion, cosmetics or ointmentsfor minor burns& sunburns. Interesting ornamental yellow flower spike. Good multiplier. Reported useful for heartburn, skin care, blood sugar, weight loss and natural mouth wash and laxative. Takes dry conditions. Full sun to light shade. Needs good drainage. These are small loose rooted plants about 12cm tall.

….Priced at $5.90 each (150 Parries)








…Delicious Pink Flesh …Not White…

PINK DRAGONFRUITHylocereus undatus pink fruit

(4.5mAbcD) Hylocereus undatus
This is the delicious Pink fleshed one not the tasteless white fleshed one they sell in Supermarkets! aka Pitaya & Strawberry Pear. Hylocereus undatus is a weird climbing cactus-huge juicy delicious edible pink fruit (1kg) with a pinkflesh. Its giant white fragrant flowers are 30cm across in late spring and summer. They appear only during the night! This cactus will climb up a wall or a tree and quickly develops multiple trunks. Vivid green three cornered stems. Will grow in desert but easy to grow elsewhere. Needs winter protection in cooler areas. Full sun or bright light.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)










(2mAbcD) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Pink Chiffon’ is a delicate pink blending into a white edge. The flowering season of this gorgeous tropical hibiscus is November to May so you can prune it back by a third in August & very early spring to promote bushiness & more flowers. Nice one for the garden or tub. For frostfree areas in full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

PS If you desire even more flowers, mulch well & use a complete fertiliser rich in potassium. Worm vermicaste is the greatest.








….Unusual Yellow Form….

YELLOW CHINESE HAT PLANTHolmskioldia sanguinea Yellow chinese hat plant

(3mABCD) Holmskioldia sanguinea ‘Yellow’. Unusual and curious yellow flowers shaped like a Chinese hat from late spring to autumn. They are clustered in dense terminal bunches. The ‘hat’ is actually a disc-like bract from which rises a tubular flower. This is a strong grower with long trailing canes and is suitable for espalier. For warm temperate to tropical climates in a sunny sheltered position.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) each or 3 for $23










Phalaenopsis Lianher Happy SongPhal Lianher Happy Song

New release Moth Orchid with very strong colour contrasts. Best suited to a warm protected low light location outside or indoors all year round with no direct sun. Near flowering size….160mm leaf span.

…..Priced at $18.90 each










Dendrobium Burana Pearl x Den. Chao Praya SweetDendrobium Burana Pearl x Den. Chao Praya Sweet

Mini to compact growing hardcane Dendrobium, with long spikes of medium size (50mm) flowers with deep maroon in the throat. Covered rain protection best, bright but indirect light position. Abundant water in the warmer months. Near flowering size in 70mm pots…..160mm tall.

…..Priced at $17.90 each










….Brilliant & Unusual Flowers….


(3m*FmABCD) Brugmansia ‘Frilly Pink’ will give you huge (25cm) pink frilled trumpet flowers in late spring & summer. Very fast growing they have velvety light green foliage and are native to Peru, Colombia & Chile. Will survive a mild frost. Suited to all areas except the harshest. Full or part sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)
NB; Like many plants this one has a narcotic content and if anyone is silly enough to cook it up & eat, it can have deadly consequences!









…Indoor & Patio Figs…Ficus benjamina 'Midnight Beauty'


(2m+ABCD) Ficus benjamina ‘Midnight Beauty’. These lovely ornamental figs are suited to pots inside or the patio. Dark green glossy leaves all over. Water sparingly. They will flourish in shade or full sun. Can be grown as bonsais.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries)









SAPODILLAManilkara zapota

(3-4mEdAD) Manilkara zapota is a uniquely flavoured fruit, the soft brown flesh of the Sapodilla is very sweet & tasty a bit like caramel. Usually eaten fresh & great in desserts. Full of powerful nutrients. Also the source of chicle, a chewing gum component! The sapodilla tree has small bell shaped flowers and very attractive foliage & good shade. For warm areas only. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $25














(2mAbcD) Sanchezia nobilis. Brilliant yellow, red based flowers in summer with big 20cm standout yellow veined leaves. Grows very fast especially in hot areas. Native to South America. Can be grown in a pot. Warm coastal frostfree areas. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each









Adiantum tenerum ‘Gloriosum Roseum’Adiantum tenerum Gloriosum Roseum

(60cmAD) One of the most sought after Maidenhairs this fern is large and has attractive weeping fronds with broad pinnules, and deep pink new growth on black stems. 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (170 Parries)













Cattleya Chian Tzy Guiding

Cattleya Chian Tzy Guiding

Miniature growing Cattleya, star shaped dark magenta flowers. These plants are 100m tall in 50mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90












CLERODENDRUM SPECIOSUMClerodendrum speciosum

(VAD) Clusters of glorious scarlet flowers surrounded by pink and scarlet calyxes. This is a glossy dark heart leaved shrub-vine. Clerodendrums need a warm frostfree climate and protected position in full sun to light shade which is preferable where summers are hot. Good in a pot. Can bring indoors. Takes shade or sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 (190 Parries) each












PINSTRIPE GINGERAlpinia formosana flower

(1.3mAbcD) Alpinia formosana
Unusual white pinstriped leaves & eyecatching spikes of pink & white flowers will greet you in late spring & summer. It is a smaller clumping grower to 1.3m. Likes warm climates but you can probably grow outside the sub-tropics in frostfree areas although it will go into dormancy. Part or morning sun to light shade. Brilliant plant.

….Priced at $15.90 each (200 Parries)















..Tiny Variegated Leaves..Pink Flowers..

PINK SERISSASerissa foetida

(45cmABCD) Serissa foetida ‘Pink’ is a striking and compact little plant with dainty tiny white variegated leaves and small 1cm white/pink striped terminal starshaped flowers in spring. A wonderful little contrast plant Snowleaves is a nice controlled grower. Good for Bonsai and can be nicely placed in rockeries, borders, in the garden and is also suitable for tubs. Native to southern Asia it will grow in moderate frost free climates. Snowleaves likes full sun or part shade and have been grown indoors.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21












RED COSTUS (Ginger)Costus spiralis

(2mAbcD) Costus spiralis will present you with unusual pink flowers that pop out of a bract at the heads of the plant in summer & autumn. The bract has red scales and these remain prominent with the pink flowers coming out from under the scales one by one. Likes a frostfree climate. In cooler climates they make a good pot speciman and can be taken indoors for winter. Part to full shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $29












AGLAONEMA ‘SNOW WHITE’Aglaonema Snow white

(1mAD) Nicely marked succulent looking foliage with white stripes. Aglaonemas are soothing foliage plants that are great under dull light conditions. Great in a pot inside or out or in a subtropical garden.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23












(5m**RfEdFABCDe) Acmena smithii ‘Minor’ is a highly sought dwarf Lily Pilly with lovely pink new growth, white flowers and pink fruit. This is a multibranching shrublike form found along rainforest creeks from Victoria to Queensland. The fruits are edible raw and make tasty jam. A good bird attracter. Also likes cool climates. Frost resistant. Great in a tub. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $23










…..Critically Endangered Native…..Hibiscus insularis


(2m**ABCD) Hibiscus insularis will draw your attention with its eyecatching open 10cm Hibiscus flowers in a variety of colours and tones on the one plant! Each flower has very prominent stamens protruding. Colour varies from yellow to reddish brown and mauves and flowering is profuse and long lasting. Its leaves have a serrated edge and are lighter under. This one forms a neat dense shrub and can be readily cut back. A native it grows in a very restricted habitat on Phillip Island near Norfolk Island. Full sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries) each and 3 for $29












BLACK GRUB FERNscyphularia pycnocrpa

(50cmAbcD) Scyphularia pycnocarpa.
Beautiful deep green leathery foliage with dark hairy rhizomes. Excellent for a wire hanging basket in a sub-tropical climate. Grows 50cm tall.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)











Phalaenopsis Chia Shing Fire KissPhalaenopsis Chia Shing Fire Kiss

Compact growing new release imported, dark maroon pink flowers with a very unusual big pansy lip. Indoor conditions, low light position, no direct sun. These plants are 140mm tall, leaf span and are in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90












ANCHOMANES DIFFORMISAnchomanes difformis

(2mEdAbcD) Anchomanes difformis
Certainly a unique member of the Aroid family! Large hooded maroon bracted with white to pinky spadix. White seeds that turn red when ripe. Grows from a huge horizontal tuber and quickly produces big shiny divided leaves. Deciduous. Native to Africa. Also medicinal. Part shade.

…..Priced at $33











BROAD-LEAVED PALM LILYCordyline petiolaris

(2-3m**EdABCDE) Cordyline petiolaris will present you with big clusters of long lasting bright red edible fruit. Branching spikes of tiny purple flowers. This is an unusual elegant native. It is slender, upright and palm-like with long linear leaves clustered towards the ends of its stems in radiating whorls. Native to Nthn NSW and Southern QLD. Will grow in all but the coldest climates but is frost tender. Good indoors and as a tub speciman or garden feature plant. Best in semi-shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $23














…Unusual Ginger…

SWEET AFRICAN COSTUSCostus lucanusiansus

(2mAbcD) Costus lucanusiansus.
A collectors Costus it has 2 white, pink and yellow flowers at a time from green bracts. Africa. Foliage makes an attractive feature. Likes a well composted position and moisture. Most of the Gingers can be cut back prior to their spring flush when they reshoot vigorously off a strong rhizome. Will grow in warm temperate areas. Shade or part sun.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $29











Dendrobium BubblegumDendrobium Bubblegum

Violet blue hardcane type, flowers from compact plants. Shadehouse, but does best with solid roof cover in a bright but indirect light position. These plants are in 70mm pots and are 150mm tall.

…..Priced at $17.90












Phalaenopsis Lianher Golden BeautyPhal. Lianher Golden Beauty

New release moth orchid, bright golden yellow, red in the lip. Low light grower, indoors best or a warm protected outdoor spot, similar to fern position. These plants are in 70mm pots and are 150mm tall.

…..Priced at $17.90








Epidendrum Rasberry Valley

Mini growing white crucifix. Best in a warm bright position, these are not a full sun type. These plants are 130mm tall in 70mm pots

…..Priced at $16.90









Rlc. Chief Sunny ‘Dragon’Rlc Chief Sunny 'Dragon'

Compact growing Cattleya with medium size orange flowers having red petal splashing. These are in 70mm pots

…..Priced at $16.90















(2mABCDE) Alocasia cucullataAlocasia cucullata
This Elephant Ear is a beauty with its dark grey-green broadly heart shaped pointed leaves on longish stems… like Buddhas hand reaching up to the heavens. Chinese beliefs dating back to ancient times say that it will give you long life and prosperity! Each growing to about 35 cm on a stout branching stem. The leaf surface is also attractively marked right thru winter. Long white flower. Easy to grow and hardy in most climates except the cooler inland unless in a protected position. Loves shade and part shade. Good indoors. 200mm plants in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 Parries)












Epidendrum Wedding Valley ‘Sakura’Epidendrum Wedding Valley 'Sakura'

New release Crucifix Orchid, soft pink flowers with white petal tips and in the lip. Bright but indirect light position, keep moist in the warmer months for best results. These plants 200mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $16.90 each











…Powder from Rhizome Sells for $1000/Kg…

ZINGIBER AROMATICUMZingiber aromaticum

(2mEdAbcD) Zingiber aromaticum Syn. Zingiber zerumbet (L.) Smith. Nice landscaper with lovely basal cone bracts with white yellow flowers coming out of the bracts. Young rhizome tips, new shoots and the flowers can be cooked or eaten raw or put in a blender. Zingiber aromaticum has many medinical properties including anti-inflammatory & anti-cancer properties.The rhizome powder sells for $1000 a kilogram at a Gold Coast Cancer Clinic (see Doctors are Dangerous.com) it is so well thought of there. Native to India. Dormant in winter if a cold winter. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (250 Parries)









….Startling Wedding Flower Variety….

CREAM TURMERIC – Wedding FlowerCurcuma longa syn. domestica

(70cmEdAD) Curcuma longa syn. domestica. This variety of Turmeric is also known as the Wedding flower as that is what it is renowned for. Gorgeous 30cm white and green bracts with startling yellow flowers emerging. This is a great cut flower.Yes it still has medicinal values but not as high a curcumin concentration as our Orange rhizomed variety. The young buds and new leaf are delicious fresh and used in cooking and you can cook fish in the older leaves.Warm conditions but a cold winter will not harm the foliage as it is deciduous. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $25










Dendrobium Emma McKinney Moller ‘Forever’Dendrobium Emma McKinney Moller 'Forever'

Mini compact growing hardcane type, pure white flowers with a darker maroon centre. Near flowering size in 80mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90 each












Rth. Chunfong Smile ‘Cluster’Rth. Chunfong Smile 'Cluster'

Compact growing Cattleya with lemon flowers having red highlights in the petals. Shadehouse conditions. In 70mm pots and 150mm tall.

…..Priced at $16.90 each











ALOE DELTIODEODONTAAloe deltoideodonta

(30cmFABCD) Leaves with tiny white specks. Orange flowers on top of the foliage. Grows to 30 cm and will multiply beautifully forming an eye catching clump. The epiphet ‘deltoideodonta’ means triangular teeth in reference to the shape of the teeth on the leaf margin. From Madagascar. Requires good drainage & water sparingly. Grow it in full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (170 Parries)











Dendrobium Mitzuao WhiteDendrobium Mitzuao White

Hardcane type Dendrobium with long sprays of large white (approx. 80mm) flowers with full shape. Very soft pink tinge to the flower and lip. Near Flowering size. These plants are 180mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.00









Furcraea gigantea VariegataFurcraea gigantea

(3mFABCD) Put your neighbours in awe of you with this monumental succulent plant. Its erect rosetting stiff broad foliage has big creamy bands down the centre of its yellow green leaves but the best part is the shiny surface which sets up a striking colour combo. When they flower you get a giant 10m tower with amazing yellow fragrant flowers & bulbils which become plants! Marvellous landscape piece. Native to Nth South America.Drought & frost resistant. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (250 Parries)







Cryptanthus striatum ‘Sunshine’Cryptanthus striatum Sunshine

30cm Brilliant bronze with two long prominent pink stripes. White flowers cluster in centre.

…..Priced at $12.90








PINK DRAGON TREEDracaena marginata colorata

(4mABCD) *Dracaena marginata ‘Colorata’
Put on your sunnies or be bedazzled by the brilliant pinks in this creation. Here is a great sculptured feature plant in a pot, patio or in the garden. The foliage is very narrow, with bright pink stripes. Dragon trees are from Madagascar. Easy care & takes dry conditions. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 (120 Parries) each or 3 for $23








Phalaenopsis Taisuco Noble x Mt Lip

Phalaenopsis Taisuco Noble x Mount Lip

A large white moth orchid with very round shape having a central pink blush. Best suited to indoor growing, no direct sun. These plants have 180mm leaf span sent in a 90mm pot.

…..Priced at $24.00 each









Very attractive silvery brown centered plant
with white spines. Orange flowers.

…..Priced at $19.90



Dyckia brevifolia

Dyckia brevifolia
20cm Bright orange-yellow
flowers. Compact green small

….Priced at $12.90

…Collection of Two For $25








….Hard to Get Euphorbia….


(1mABCD) Euphorbia viguieri
Similar to a Christ Plant (Crown of Thorns) but this one is topped with eyecatching red based trees leaves. The unusual flowers (pictured) are bright red. Biggish broad leaves. This is an unusual plant from Madagascar. Weird thorny stems but the spines are not sharp. OK in a well drained pot. Full sun to part shade in a well drained mix.

…..Priced at $12.90 each






Dendrobium Hidden MoneyDendrobium Hidden Money

Hardcane type Dendrobium, Medium growing size plant type with white base colour having a soft pink blush around the petals and lip. Grows best with rain cover and bright, warm conditions, although cool tolerant if kept on the drier side. These plants are 150mm tall out of 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90





Rlc. Hawaii Stars ‘Only You’Rlc Hawaii Stars

Compact growing Cattleya type orchid with white flowers and contrasting pink in the throat. Shadehouse conditions. These plants are 120mm tall in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $25





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WA & NT & Tasmanian Customers see Below

Roughly every 4-6 weeks so we can put all orders together & complete the WA & NT & Tas Quarantine Protocols in one batch & minimise the cost to you.

Next WA & NT & Tasmanian orders go Friday 19th January 2018.

We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 16th of January, QLD time before this date as we go through an intricate Quarantine Inspection process 7.00am Thursday & need to do this in one batch to make the process feasable.
The Quarantine Protocol cost of $10 is included in your freight charge.

Mrytle Rust Alert now affects some plants into the NT & SA, Tas as well as WA…..which means we cannot sent plants from Family Myrtacea to these states. Restrictions will soon be lifted in Victoria as Myrtle Rust has been found in 60 locations. In reality it has probably been around Australia the last 100 years but it needs a very wet year to be noticeable.

…WA & SA, Tas & NT Customers….

There is an very old alert for Myrtle Rust still standing in WA & NT the following potential host genus are not allowed entry for probably an extended period:
Austromyrtus, Callistemon, Eugenia, Feijoa, Kunzea, Leptospermum, Melaleuca, Myrciaria, Psidium, Syzygium, Xanthostemon, Rhodomyrtus.
These are the plants that may appear in our catalogue & is not the complete list. The complete list includes all the Family Myrtaceae. It was hoped this would be a short term measure…..but the authorities are in no rush to take action that would lead to lift the restriction.

There are other plants that are not permitted into WA for various reasons. We get all our plants approved by the State Dept of Agricultures when sending.

Here are a few more for your information.

Euphorbia species, Citrus species, Microcitrus species, Hibiscus species, Azalea species, Feijoa species, Vaccinium species Blueberry, Rhododendron, Vireya.