September – October 2018

Newsletter September – October 2018

Welcome to some great spring weather…soon the cold mornings will disappear. If you are in a drought area hang in there like you always have done but be prepared for the big rain that always follows.

….From Bob & Bev Chalmers

 

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YOU CAN NOW PRINT OUT YOU OWN CATALOGUE. When we send you an email message that our latest is out….you can now print out your catalogue in the same format as in our hard paper version. Do it in colour if you like. Browse when you are away from your computer if you like. Its simple to make the book up….just follow the video tip on this Blog Post.

 

SEE OUR ‘SPECTACULAR GINGERS & OTHER AMAZING EXOTIC PLANTS’ CATALOGUE

Also available in PDF form for printing.

 

DID YOU KNOW
* People have always believed the world is doomed and will come to an end soon. Its no different today.
* Cockroaches love nipping off the tops of your most prized plants including orchids.You can make up a cocky trap by putting some Vaseline around the inside neck of a jar and placing some food like banana skin inside. You might be surprised how many you catch!!
* Tropical deciduous plants do not usually reemerge from winter until it gets hot…say 30oC. Just because September has arrived… it does not mean they will suddenly reshoot.
* To sculpture a tree like that on the right (in Tokyo) takes thousands of hours over a long period of time. It takes cultural intent, expertise & dedication. These trees have great spiritual meaning and they can be found wherever Japanese gardens occur.
* The Japanese Bullet Trains travel at 320km per hour yet the tracks are so well engineered it feels like100 km per hour and yet much smoother than a conventional train.
* These trains go straight through mountains and under the sea….eg 53 km under sea into the island of Hokkaido.

 

Last Months Did You Know
* The stars that you see in the night sky are part of the Milky Way, our home galaxy. But the Milky Way is not all around us because we do not live in the middle of the Milky Way; our solar system resides midway between the edge and the center of the Milky Way galaxy. If we could travel at the speed of light (186,000 miles per second), it would take us about 25,000 years to reach either the rim or the center of the Milky Way
* Some plants are dioecious, which means ‘two houses’. from Classical Greek ‘di’=two ‘oikos’ =house. Essentially this means that with dioecious plants there are boy plants with boy flowers and girl plants with girl flowers. Often you cannot distinguish between the two. The girl plant may not bear fruit unless there is a boy plant within a reasonable distance that can provide pollen. Other plants are monoecious, ‘one house’, in which both the female and male reproductive parts are on the same plant.
* 11% of people are left handed
* The average person falls asleep in 7 minutes
* An ostrich’s eye is bigger than it’s brain
* Most lipsticks contain fish scales
* 8% of people have an extra rib
* 85% of plant life is found in the ocean
* The longest recorded flight of a chicken was 13 seconds!
* The majority of flowering plants are monecious & produce ‘perfect’ flowers, meaning that each flower contains male (stamen, anther and pollen) and female parts (stigma, style, ovary and ovules).
* Little Ladybird Beatles can eat 40 aphids in an hour! They can also eat thrips, beatle grubs, scales, spider mites, white flies and most soft body larvae.

 

 

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 21st of September. We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 18th of September, 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.

 

Payment Options

PayPal: Can be used in checkout if you have PayPal.
NAB: In the checkout, you’ll be taken to a secure website where you can safety enter your credit card information.
Direct Deposit: Our Account is BSB 014 669. Account No. 1021 45286 RW & BA Chalmers Trading as Paradise Distributors….ANZ Bank Nambour Qld. Please email the amount & date of the deposit when if you choose this option.
Cheque/Money Order: Please send your cheque / Money order to Paradise Distributors, 9 Paradise Place, Nambour, QLD, 4560.
Our Paypal: bob@paraplants.com
Orders can also be phoned 07-5441 5921 or faxed 07 5441 5456 or mailed.

 

 

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Importance of the Plant Kingdom

Have you ever thought about the importance of the plant kingdom. In fact, we as part of the Animal Kingdom are totally dependant on plants. They supply us with shelter, food & medicine….they recycle our drinking water, give us oxygen to breathe & suck up carbon dioxide providing wood.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEING IN BUSINESS

The years I worked for Minus $5 an hour!
We had been working for 23 years to develop our Business not counting the years of study early on. In the year 2015 our customer database was frozen and destroyed and so we had to start again. Recently I worked out for those two years I earnt at the rate of Minus $5 per hour and the rate was only that good because I work a 60 hour week. If I worked only a 30 hour week I would have ‘made’ Minus $10 per hour!

 

 

 

 

 

Try ‘Grow Organic Fertiliser’ ….Used in our Nursery..

Delivers outstanding results every time it is applied to ornamentals, fruit and vegetables and herbs in fact anything. But there’s much more to fertiliser than meets the eye. Many ‘Fertilisers’, although supplying a stated quantity of plant available nutrients, fail to be biologically sustainable and almost without exception, create a weak link in the growing chain..

Available in 1, 2.5, 10 and 20 litre bottle. This is concentrated fertiliser so Mix at a ratio of 100:1 with water!
One Litre $16.50, 2.5 Litre $24, 10 Litre $84, 20 Litre $154

 

 

 

 

 

 

jujube

Jujubes…Hard to Get

Put your name down for the next shipment of Li Jujube in January. This is the latest selection of that cultivar from China. Can easily get 1000 fruits on one little tree. They are delicious and can be eaten fresh or dried and take the coldest and hottest climates. Its worth the wait.
……. Get on our List with no obligation by Texting Bob on 0408 687 109.

 

 

 

 

 

The Science of Being Wrong (Hubris …I’m right I’m a Scientist)

The Scientific Method has been going for a while now but we should never be overawed by its ability to explain the truth about life on Earth and the Universe. There is a constant danger that people with expertise in a certain field are so revered that they can make claims (which are no better than guesses) for matters they have never actually studied. They can say that in their opinion the odds are that a certain thing might happen and then that belief is taken as gospel truth. Ask the punter how many favourites are backed that have failed to deliver the goods.

Science moves very slowly because the method means you must setup a theory and then test it under different conditions. Then to prove it wasnt a one off repeat the test. When it does not work out you amend the theory and try again and again and again.

Now just take the human body and health…if you measured all the knowledge required to ‘know ALL’ at the moment we have moved only 1% of the way to full understanding and if it was knowledge of how our universe works its way less. So please respect the work of the Scientist but do not hold Science in awe or take an opinion as irrefutable just because it comes from the mouth of a scientist. Scientists are only human and can twist and extrapolate results with the best Politician to justify their beliefs. Rather than working away methodically some need to get in the limelight to massage their self esteem. No …..only a few not all.
So when a Politician says ‘Look at the Science’ BEWARE because the science may have been taken out of context and twisted for their purpose….you really do then have to have a look at what has actually been proven by the Scientific Method….and this means reading through lots of Scientific Papers which is pretty boring because most of them are inconclusive and a lot only describe their methods.

Did you know Scientists need to publish papers to be recognised …they call it ‘Publish or Perish’.
Another BEWARE is the type of conservation being taught in schools and universities is not actually conservation and how to manage our land but a religious form of Preservation developed by people brought up in buildings exclusive of nature.
PS I am a Scientist ..was trained in environmental science, botany and forestry and have practised and still do practise conservation at the grass roots in the real world.

…Bob Chalmers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRUE LIES

Our next door neighbour moved to Towen Mountain top to get rid of the hustle & bustle and be alone. One day he heard a knock at the door and no one was there but then he looked down and there sat a snail and it said “It is quite cold out here can I come in?” the man shouted “NO why don’t you all understand I want to be alone!” and he kicked the snail down the mountain. One year later there was a knock at the door and no one was there and then he looked down and there again sat a snail and it said, “What did you do that for?”

 

 

 

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.


 

LATEST PLANTS

 

CLIVIA GREEN THROATClivia Green Throat

(50cmABcD) Clivia miniata ‘Green Throat’ is a most spectacular green throated variety with large heads of bright red-orange flowers from spring to summer and sporadic flowering may occur through the year. Its foliage is thick, dark shiny green and straplike. Native to South Africa. 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. There will be some unusual variation in these flowers.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boophone disticha leaves

 

 

…Rare & Amazing…Large Bulbs…

CENTURY PLANT

(30cmABCD) Boophone disticha
This rarity is a spectacular bulbous plant. Huge deep red fragrant 300mm flowers and a unique thick stiff fan like glaucous foliage, oriented in the one direction! Plants are dormant in winter to reemerge in spring. These are hard to get 3yo bulbs of 2 x 5cm size. Full sun and dry winter or mound… keep drier and natural rainfall or occasional water spray.

…..Priced at $39.00 eachBoophone disticha flower

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Streltizia juncea

RUSH LEAVED BIRD OF PARADISE

(1mFABCD) Strelitzia juncea.
Unusual reed like foliage as it ages. Gorgeous contrasting bright orange and blue flowers. Great feature plants and amazing in floral arrangements. As the plant ages, the leaves will grow to a narrower like a reed!! Tolerates hot dry conditions and frost. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Sculptured & Special Table Plant…

ALOE FANTASY WHITEAloe Fantasy Hybrids White

(40cmABCD) Aloe maculata x Hybrids. Fabulously patterned & sculptured the fingerprint on each seed hybrid plant is unique. Fantasy Aloes have colour, line and dot markings grooves and teeth. They will pup. They grow quite chunky say 30cm tall & wide. Spikes of tubular red or orange flowers. Treat like a treasured succulent in bright light or where it can catch morning or afternoon sun. Really too precious to plant out in the garden in wet conditions. Easy to grow & needs to dry out between watering like any succulent. These plants are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $29.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Spectacular on a Table…Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’

CAMPFIRE PLANT

(20cmABcD) Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’. Brilliant red sculptured foliage. A branchy succulent with dramatic, fleshy propeller-like leaves that mature from light green to red. Fragrant flowers, grown for foliage this spectacular looking plant is suitable for indoors or for growing in containers. Forms spreading mats, it is useful for rockeries and garden beds in a sunny well drained position. Bright light to full sun..In 100mm pot.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Burchellia bubalina

SOUTH AFRICAN POMEGRANATE

(2mABCE) Burchellia bubalina is an unusual and highly sought shrub with the most attractive long lasting vivid orange urn shaped flowers in tight clusters in spring and summer. Fleshy red fruit may follow. This is a neat South African shrub with dark green Camellia like leaves and habit. Will grow in all frostfree climates. Full sun.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $26

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

UNUSUAL PLANTS

Anthurium Amazing Queen Orange

ANTHURIUM ‘AMAZING QUEEN’

(75cmAbcD) Very bright with big orange flowers. Bred for massive flowering, clumping, disease resistance and cold tolerance. Dutch hybrid. Morning sun or filtered light. Anthuriums need a well drained mix and do not appreciate wet conditions.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUDDHAS HAND ELEPHANT EARAlocasia cucullata

(2mABCDE) Alocasia 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 through 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN STONECROPSedium Gold Mound

(10cmABCD) Sedum ‘Gold Mound’ is an extremely attractive pale green multibranching succulent plant that will spread over the ground. The leaves are cylindrical and fleshy and it develops yellow starry flowers right across its surfaces in spring. Rapidly form a mat over the ground and provide eyecatching contrast where required. Good in hanging baskets and pots. Frost resistance is not known. Stonecrop love shade and part shade and probably full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Randia fitzlanii

NATIVE GARDENIA

(4m*,**RfAbD) Randia fitzlanii is a highly prized rainforest shrub. Fragrant white five petalled star shaped flowers in spring. Bushy this one makes a great pot speciman and also in the garden in sun or shade. Produces flowers while still young. Large glossy dark green leaves. Lovely erect tall shrub. If grown in southern areas requires protected position and known to grow well in Sydney. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cryptanthus striatum 'Sunshine'

CRYPTANTHUS STRIATUM ‘SUNSHINE’

A Striking miniature bromeliad to 30cm across and low growing. Brilliant bronze with two long prominent stripes. White flowers cluster in centre.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mystery Anthurium

(60cmABCD) A surprise colour…we lost the name tag! Its beautiful pointed bright green foliage. Readily clumps and multiplies. Bred for mass flowering & cold hardiness. Filtered light.

…..$12.90 each (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Echeveveria Topsy Turvy Crested

CRESTED TOPSY TURVEY

Echeveria runyonii ‘Crested Topsy Turvey’
This is an unusual cactus which forms weird shaped rosettes of succulent grey leaves. Keep on the dry side in a well drained position. Light shade to full sun. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (220 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloe deltiodeodonta

ALOE DELTIODEODONTA

(30cmFABCD) Leaves with tiny white specks. Orange flowers on top of the foliage. Grows to 30 cm and will multiply beautifully forming an eyecatching 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 $9.90 each (170 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Tiny Variegated Leaves..White Flowers…

SNOWLEAVESSerissa foetida 'Snowleaves'

(45cmABCD) Serissa foetida ‘Snowleaves’ is a striking and compact little plant with dainty tiny white variegated leaves and small onecm white 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 $8.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Bright Longlasting Arrowlike Spikes…Vriesia frances spae

VRIESIA FRANCES SPAE

Is an unusual Bromeliad with spectacular long lasting bright red & yellow arrow like bracts with similar but smaller bracts at right angles below, from a funnel of flat leaves. Will grow and flower in light to medium shade. It can be grown in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply. Good indoors but likes humidity. South American in origin most Vriesias are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (240 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adenium obesum 'Pink'

PINK DESERT ROSE

(2mABCD) Adenium obesum ‘Pink’
This is a branching succulent that can also be used in bonsai. Actually likes being rootbound and be careful not to overwater. Use a very coarse mix to keep it on the dry side. Makes an incredible pot speciman. Needs good light in full sun or part shade. The more sun the better. These are strong plants 3yo plus in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIABETES PLANT aka Longevity 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cordyline Pink Diamond

CORDYLINE PINK DIAMOND

(2mAbcD) Cordyline fruiticosa ‘Pink Diamond’
Outstanding vibrant green leaves with bright pink stripes. Will add a tropical feel to your garden! Cordylines will give your garden colour all year round and you will enjoy the colours that developes even more as these plants age. A popular landscaping plant! Full sun.

….Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Prehistoric Edible Native…

PLUM PINEPodocarpus elatus plum pine

(8m**FRfEdABCDE) Podocarpus elatus
If you love native edible food or birds, this is the one for you! Plum Pine is an unusual dense rainforest tree with attractive thick stiff shiny narrow leaves and pink new growth. It’s a throwback back to prehistoric times when the Podocarpus pines florished. The dense foliage contrasts with its black trunk. Bird attracting with black edible grape like fruit with that tastes like a slightly aromatic plum. Plum Pine is widely used as a street and screen tree and is most adaptable withstanding frost and growing well in both cold and dry western areas. Native to rainforest from Cairns to Bateman’s Bay In NSW. Will grow nicely in tubs or Bonsai. Full sun or shade.

…..Priced at $8.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melia azederach flowers

WHITE CEDAR

(8mRfFABCDE) Melia azedarach will give you attractive two tone lilac spring flowers in long clusters. Orange white berries hang off the branches after leaf fall. The fragrant flowers have a distinct chocolate scent! Suited to a large pot or the garden and will flower in both situations. Provide good shade. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pollia Crispata

POLLIA

(60cm-1m**AbcD) Pollia crispata
A lush perennial herb with narrow glossy long pointed leaves. Blooms small white flowers from spring to autumn. Native to eastern Australia, found mainly in rainforest areas. Perfect as a ground cover. Spreads quickly. Prefers moist shaded positions.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LITTLE KURRAJONGBrachychiton bidwillii

(3m+** AD) Brachychiton bidwillii is an interesting native shrub from QLD related to the Kurrajong & Bottle Tree. Flowers are deep rose pink ,tubular and star shaped (2.5cm across) at its end. They occur in clusters along the stems usually when the plant is leafless. Leaves are large and lobed like a Kurrajong. Reported heights are 3-7m but usually a large shrub with a smooth bulbous trunk. Loses its leaves when conditions require. Requires well drained situation. Frost and drought resistant. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Scilla ovalifolia

SPOTTED LILY

(15cmFABCD) Scilla ovalifolia. Green and white flowers clustered in eyecatching terminal spikes will be yours in spring with this interesting plant from the Liliaceae Family. The leaves are very attractive light green with dark olive green spots and are about 10cm long when sun grown. Spotted Lily grows from an above ground bulb which will multiply and spread forming a very unusual tight groundcover. Takes frost.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LACEFLOWER VINEEpiscia dianthiflora

(VAbcD) Episcia dianthiflora is a dainty slow growing vine with gorgeous white bell flowers (5cm) with extravagant fringed edges. The leaves are small (2cm) rounded and hairy giving a grey appearance. Very attractive in a pot or hanging basket. This one can also set down roots and creep. They dislike cold and may go backwards in cold conditions but come back in spring. Native to South America and suited to warm to mild climates. Water sparingly.Filtered light.

….Priced at $14.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

COLOUR SHRUBS

 

IXORA CORAL MALAYIxora Coral Malay

(1mAbcDE) Ixora ‘Coral Malay’ will surprise you with its startling large clusters soft coral orange flowers on spikes. Dark shiny leaves.

…..Priced at $7.90 each or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPLE NATIVE TIBOUCHINAMelastoma affine 'Purple'

(1-2m**AbcD) Melastoma affine ‘Purple’ this unusual native has attractive 8cm purple flowers and is uncommonly available. It comes from NSW, QLD, NT and WA and this is the rare purple 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buckinghamia celcissima

IVORY CURL FLOWER

(3mRfFmABCDe) Buckinghamia celcissima will present you with long hanging cascades of sweetly scented creamy white flowers in summer. Branches are held close to the ground making it an excellent screen plant. From the higher altitude rainforests of Nth QLD. Good in the garden or in a tub. Full sun or part shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Azalea indica 'Alba Magnifica'

WHITE AZALEA

(1.5mABCD) Azalea indica ‘Alba Magnifica’ will sustain you through spring and early summer with heaps and heaps of big white flowers. This is a profusely flowering evergreen shrub, suitable for both cool and warm climates. Shade is preferred but will grow in full sun. Azaleas like an acidic soil free of lime (or add sulphur). Excellent in the garden or in a patio pot. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

ORCHIDS

Allura Paradise

Allura ‘Paradise’

New release miniature moth orchid with a light fragrance. These plants have a 120mm leaf span in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $16.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howeara Chian Tzy Lovely

 

Howeara Chian Tzy Lovely

Miniature growing Oncidium style, compact growth, upright spikes of yellow and orange. Medium to bright light, shadehouse conditions, forms a multiflowering clump when mature. These are about 100mm tall in small 50mm pots, Near to flowering.

….Priced at $14.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER AFRICAN VIOLET COLLECTION OF 5

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 Everdina

African Violet Everdina

African Violet Hallmark

African Violet Hallmark

 

African Violet Harmony

African Violet Harmony

African Violet Leonardo da Vinci

African Violet Leonardo da Vinci

African Violet Painted Desert

African Violet Painted Desert

Moderate light to indoor light.

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

 

 

 


 

 

FERNS

 

KING FERNAngiopteris evecta

(3mx7m**RfAbCD) Angiopteris evecta. The largest (not the tallest) of the Australian Ferns with fronds growing to up to 7m long. This magnificent Fern develops a short massive rounded trunk, with ear like lobes near the growing tip. Likes a warm shady sheltered position away from frost with well drained soil and an abundance of water although can take drying out more than most ferns. These are sent in 100mm pots.

….Priced at $16.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sphenomeris chusanaSphenomeris chusana

(80cmABCD) This is one of the worlds more graceful ferns with its weeping finely divided fronds. In the sun it turns ochre red while in light shade at maturity it is lime green. Grow in the sun or part shade. In its native habitat grows on cliffs and bare ground. 100mm pots.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 (220 Parries)

 

 

 

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $39

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

MAIDENHAIR FERNS

We have Lady Moxon, Margaretta and Charlotte.

All in 110mm pots At $13.90 each

 

 

 


 

 

Hoya Collection

A Home is not a Home….Without a Hoya

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER HOYA COLLECTION 1

hoya incrassata

HOYA INCRASSATA

From 30 to 80 flowers in large heads on this fragrant hoya. Yellow base and white corona flowers. Long thick leaves. Light shade. Moderate climates.

…..$9.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

hoya macgillivray

HOYA ‘BIG MAC’

(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 (200 Parries)

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $32.00

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER HOYA COLLECTION 2

Hoya diversifolia

HOYA DIVERSIFOLIA

(C) – Pink petals with a red centre. Its leaves are very think and dark green. A vigorous large growing hoya. Hardy to zero degrees celsius.

…..$8.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

Hoya keysii

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 coriacea

HOYA CORIACEA

Will present you with huge umbels of up to 50 flowers! Light lime yellow with long silky hairs on the petals. The crown of the flower is very waxy and pure white to pale pink with a mauve centre (corona).

……$9.90 (170 Parries)

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $25.00

 

 

 

 

SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER HOYA COLLECTION 3

Hoya pubicalyx 'Red'

HOYA ‘RED’

(C) Hoya publicalyx ‘Red’. Red flowers with long leaves. Large red clusters.

…..$8.90 (150 Parries)

 

 

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 NICHOLSONIAEHoya nicholsoniae

Hoya nicholsoniae will give you eyecatching yellow flowers with a white corona in the centre. It has a spicy fragrance and blooms in the warmer months. The leaves are light green with visible veins. They love to hang but climb well as well. The more sun you give this hoya, the more reddish the leaves look. It is an easy fast growing hoya with fantastic colour.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

THESE THREE HOYA FOR $26.00

 

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.

 


 

Herbal Collection

Herbal September – October Collection 1

IndigoIndigofera tinctoria

(1.5m) Indigofera tinctoria
Used over a very long
period as an amazing
deep blue dye. Warm
position. Deciduous in winter
…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

Anise HyssopAgastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’

(60cm*ABCd) Agastache aurantiaca
‘Apricot Sprite’. The leaves
are scented and can be
used in pot pouri and to
make take or flavour drinks.
Full sun.
…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $25

 

Sweet Bay TreeLaurus nobilis

(7mEdFMABCD) Laurus nobilis
The leaves are popular for
flavouring foods. Usually one
leaf is enough either dried or
fresh. Full sun or part shade.
…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $23

ALL THREE FOR $28

 

 

Herbal September – October Collection 2

RosemaryRosmarinus officinalis

(1.5mFABCD) Rosemarinus officinalis
Will arouse your senses with
this highly aromatic ever-
green shrub. Popular in
herb gardens. Full sun.
…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

Mother of Herbs Plectranthus amboinicus

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

 

 

Horseradish Tree BulbsMoringa oleifera bulbs

(70cm*EdAbcD) Moringa oleifera
Is an extremely valuable tree
with clusters of yellow &
white flowers. Every part
of it is edible & the leaves
& seed pods contain 38% protein. Full sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (250 parries)

ALL THREE FOR $26.00

 

 

Herbal September – October Collection 3

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

 

GUMBY GUMBYPittosporumj phillyraeoides

(3m*,**ABCD) Pittosporum phillyreoides syn.angustifolium
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.
Shown scientifically to kill cancer cells & act as a
stimulant for the auto-immune system. 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 (200 Parries)

 

DIABETES PLANTGynura procumbens

(1mEdABCD) Gynura
procumbens
. 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 (Available on August 13th)

ALL THREE FOR $29.00

 

 

Herbal September – October Collection 4Azadirachta indica

Neem Tree

(8mABCD) Azadirachta indica.
Has been used for centuries
against insects and for many
medicinal purposes. Tender
shoots and flowers are eaten
in India. Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries) or 3 for $29

 

Aloe VeraAloe Vera

(80cmABCDE) syn.Aloe barbadensis
Interesting ornamental
yellow flower spike. Good
multiplier. Reported useful
for heartburn, skin care,
blood sugar, weight loss &
natural mouth wash & laxative.
Takes dry conditions.
Full sun to light shade.
….Priced at $9.90 ea (180 parries)

Illicium anisatum

Chinese Star Anise

(6mEdAbcD) Illicium vernum
A highly sought after rare
culinary spice. Also a
medicinal plant. The seeds
are used to make the spices.
Full sun to part shade.
….Priced at $19.90 each

ALL THREE FOR $39.00

 

 


 

 

 

 

Succulents

Cephalocereus senilis

OLD MAN CACTUS

(10mAbcD) Cephalocereus senilis is a unique cactus with fluffy white tufts of ‘hair’. Certainly a plant with personality. Pink flowers. This plant is endangered in the deserts of Mexico. After a while your cactus will clump but will stay smallish inside the house. Outdoors in hot, dry sunny conditions can grow big to 10m …but most are grown indoors in an unglazed container in bright light or window facing north or west. Keep on the dry side in a cactus mix… or sand, perlite and potting mix. Don’t overwater or it will rot and water only once or twice in winter! Single stem plants about 100mm tall…sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $16.90 each (300 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN BARREL CACTUSEchinocactus grusonii

(1.4mABCD) Echinocactus grusonii
This is an unusual cactus now rare in the wild. Can grow to 1.8m in height and spread! Its single pale green globe shaped body stretches upward in maturity becoming barrel shaped. Vivid yellow 5cm flowers from the top in summer in mature specimen. Ribbed and has attractive spines that go golden. Although these will grow in low temperatures they do not like heavy frost. Likes dry well drained conditions. Native to Mexico. Full sun (best) or part shade. These are strong plants in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLUE CURLSEcheveria ‘Blue Curls’

Echeveria ‘Blue Curls’
Amazing colours for you. This is a very strong pink strain when stressed with cold weather or fertiliser deficiency. This is a highly rated cactus in the Collectors Series. Hard to get cactus, which forms unusually shaped rosettes of succulent everchanging crinkled leaves. Keep on the dry side in a well drained position. Bright light to full sun but keep out of lengthy rain. Sent in 100mm Pots.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pachypodium Yellow

PACHYPODIUM YELLOW

(1mABCD) This is a thick stemmed branching succulent forming an impressive swollen trunk. Drops foliage in winter dormancy when best kept dry. Great in pots. Clusters of bright yellow flowers in spring and summer. Loves the heat and requires a well drained potting mix. Full sun or very bright light. These have a well developed 3cm Cordex in 130mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GIANT APPLE CACTUS

(8mABcD) Cereus peruvianus
This is an magnificent large growing cactus. As it matures, the cactus will bloom extraordinary yellow flowers that are then followed by an orange to red fruit which looks similar to an apple. Can be planted in very dry and hot or desert like areas. Plant in a well drained soil to avoid root rot. A high heat and drought tolerant cactus. Full sun. These are calloused plants ready to set roots. 300mm tall ex ground.

…..Priced at $39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHIN CACTUSGymnocalycium spp

(15cmAbcD) Gymnocalycium spp
A free flowering small globular cactus with predominately pastel coloured 3cm flowers. Quick flowering. Will thrive if given plenty of light and free draining soil. Water well during summer, much less in winter and allow soil to dry out between watering. Perfect for pots or a sunny dry spot in the garden. Ideal for pots. Full sun.

…..Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El MIRADORES GOLDAgave desmettiana El Miradores Gold

(1mABCD) *Agave desmettiana ‘El Miradores Gold’. A rare and spectacular specimen succulent. Has lovely shiny recurved highly sculptured variegated foliage with golden edges. When it flowers it sends up a spectacular 3m spike with golden flowers. 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 $9.90 each (250 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BUTTERFLY AGAVEAgave potstorum

(50cmAbcD) Agave potatorum.
A magnificent rosette forming agave with wide green silvery leaves highlighted with dark spines and irregular leaf margins. When matured, the plant will grow a huge 6m long flower spike blooming pale green and yellow flowers with a red tinge. Great for pots and gardens alike. Requires little attention other than protection from frost and water logging. Thrives in open warm sunny locations and takes dry conditions. Prefers well drained soil. Full sun.
Plants 100mm diameter. Sent loose rooted.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

 


Amazing Plants Available and in Stock!

 

ALOE FANTASY HYBRIDS

(40cmABCD) Mixed Reds
Aloe maculata x Hybrids. Fabulously patterned & sculptured the fingerprint on each seed hybrid plant is unique. They will have colour, line and dot markings grooves and teeth. They hybridise readily with other Aloe Species…so guessing the parents is difficult! They will also pup. They grow quite chunky say 30cm tall & wide. Spikes of tubular red or orange flowers. Treat like a treasured succulent in bright light or where it can catch morning or afternoon sun. Really too precious to plant out in the garden & not suited to hot sun & wet conditions. Easy to grow & needs to dry out between waterings like any succulent. These plants are sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE PAINTBRUSH LILYHaemanthus albiflos

(40cmFmABCD) Haemanthus albiflos. Full heads of white brush like flowers with yellow tips that resembles a paint brush will be yours with this magnificent multiplying bulbous plant. Very hard to get. This is an eyecatching deciduous plant with grey green strappy foliage. They will start shooting in spring. They gradually will multiply. Native to South Africa. Hardy to cold temperatures. Also drought and heat tolerant. Likes good light, a well drained soil without overwatering. Part shade.

…..Priced at $25 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alstromeria pulchella var

 

VARIEGATED PERUVIAN LILY

(80cmFABCD) Alstromeria pulchella variegata. Lovely red, white and green flared tubular flowers in summer and autumn. This is a lovely small and dainty shrub with attractive soft light green white variegated leaves. Peruvian Lily is tuberous and each plant is supported by numbers of small underground tubers all clustered together on a common stem – quite an interesting sight. They are frost hardy. In our climate they die off a little after flowering in late summer only to vigorously reshoot in late autumn and winter. Alstromerias do well naturalized under trees or on sloping banks. They grow well in sun to medium shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Famous Aboriginal Cancer Treatment..

GUMBY GUMBY

(3m*,**ABCD) Pittosporum phillyreoides syn.angustifolium 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 (200 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alocasia wentii

 

ALOCASIA WENTII

(1.3mFmABCD) Hugely attractive olive green 50-70cm textured leaves with prominent veins & maroon under. Great in the garden as a feature. Very hardy it will exhibit foliage damage from frost but will grow back vigorously. Leaves known over a metre in ideal conditions.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Euodia hortensis 'Lacey Lady'

LACY LADY

(2mAD) Euodia hortensis ‘Lacey Lady’. Striking soft lacy golden foliage on this versatile bushy foliage plant. Will give you lovely colour, structure and texture. Nice contrast. Full sun or shade and can go indoors where you have reasonable light. Nice screen or hedge for warm areas north of Coffs Harbour NSW or Geraldton equivalent in WA.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (170 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manilkara zapota

 

SAPODILLA

(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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khaya senegalensis

AFRICAN MAHOGANY

(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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

..Highly Valued Cancer Cell Killing Oil..Alpinia zerumbet shell ginger flowers

SHELL GINGER

(2m**AbcD) Alpinia zerumbet. While a great ornamental this plant also has the pharmeceutical industry buzzing because of the cancer cell killing attributes of the oil that is distilled from its leaves. Produces drooping sprays of attractive big white buds which open one at a time to reveal yellow lips with a pink or red throat! Attractive clumping plant. Should grow in all frostfree areas. Shade or full sun. Sent as strong rhizomes.

…..Priced at $14.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artocarpus hypargyraeus

KWAI MUK

(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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Will Fascinate Everyone!….Arisarum proboscideum

MOUSE PLANT

(15cmFAbCD) Arisarum proboscideum
A very unusual looking plant! The white and maroon flowers with tail like tip resembles the bottom half of a mouse! Good winter grower! Green arrow shaped leaves. Native to Italy and Spain. Water well during the warmer months. Goes dormant in summer. Shelter from wind. This one is frost hardy and is drought tolerant once established. Light to full shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

PS. Only a couple of little bulbs in pot but watch them multiply now.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GRUMICHAMA

(2-3mFRfEdABCD) Eugenia brasiliensis (Syn E.dombeya)
Grumichama is famous the world over as a fruit producing Eugenia brasiliensis flowerornamental rainforest tree. Its flowers develop into a thin skinned cherry sized dark red fruit which ripens in one month to a glossy black – only 1-2 seeds. Excellent eating with a sweet flesh suitable for eating fresh, making jam or jelly and wine. The tree is small and highly ornamental with its dense dark green leathery oval foliage & bronze new growth and masses of small pure white flowers. This is a frost hardy plant from Southern Brazil & will grow in all mild climates.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ferocactus

MIXED FEROCACTUS HYBRIDS

There are so many variations to these lovely hybrids but they have the characteristic colourful spines and all flower in relatively large vibrant reds, yellows orange and whites. Requires a well drained potting mix. Full sun to part shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $14.90 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE DESERT ROSEAdenium obesum white

(2mABCD) Adenium obesum White. This is the harder to get white flowering Adenium. This is a branching succulent that can also be used in bonsai. Actually likes being rootbound and be careful not to over water. Dormant in winter when it drops foliage. Use a very coarse mix to keep it on the dry side. Makes an incredible pot speciman. Needs good light in full sun or part shade. The more sun the better. These are larger plants loose rooted from 140mm diameter pots.

…..Priced at $25 each.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyperus gracilis

SLIMJIM FLATSEDGE

(25cm**ABCD) Cyperus gracilis.
This is a gorgeous little water plant. Very slender stems and an inflorescensce that sparkles in the light. Stems are soft and very densely packed. A very bright light green. Likes moisture but does not have to sit in water. Native to Australia. Full sun or light shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Petalostigma triloculare

 

QUININE BERRY

(4m***AbcD) Petalostigma triloculare. An attractive large native feature shrub with glossy green pointed leaves with visble veins. Blooms yellow fragrant butterfly attracting flowers in summer. Which are then followed by bright orange cherry sized fruits. The bark and fruit have been reported to be medinical. Native to Australia. Naturally found on the outskirts of rain forests. This is a handsome hardy shrub which can tolerate most soils. Full sun and part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUTHERN SILKY OAKGrevillea robusta flowers

(5-30m**FmABCD) Grevillea robusta
One of the most popular ornamental native trees. A single main trunk with 10 to 30cm long green fern like leaves. The yellow flowers are one sided giving a toothbrush appearance. Blooms in spring. Grevillea robusta is known for it’s quality wood for wood work. Native on the east coast of Australia. This is a fast growing evergreen tree. Tolerant of drought, mild frost and wind. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CORDYLINE CHOCOLATE SWIRLCordyline Chocolate Swirl

Chocolate & orange toned background & burgundy pinstripes. Dwarf compact growth.

…..$7.90 each or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medinilla myriantha

…All Frost Free Climates…

HANGING MEDINILLA

(70cmAbcD) Medinilla pendula.
Spectacular small Medinilla with hanging flower clusters that combine light pink flowers with large showy mauve pink bracts.First the flowers with the bracts and then these bright long lasting bracts for months. Attractive velvety medium leaves. This wonder of nature clumps readily providing heaps of branchlets for these amazing flowers. Native of the Phillipines. We are finding this plant quite cold hardy and is suitable to all frost free climates, otherwise sheltered in winter. Shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Bright Yellow Featherlike Spikes…Vriesea morenii

MORENII BROMELIAD

Vriesia morenii is a spectacular. Bromeliad with long lasting Feather like flowers on a 30cm stem from a funnel of flat leaves. The ‘feather heads’ are yellow and flower in light to medium shade. It can be grown in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply. Good indoors but likes humidity. South American in origin most Vriesias are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees.

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

 

 

 

 

Tibouchina Chameleon

TIBOUCHINA ‘CHAMELEON’

(2mABCD) is a dense fast growing evergreen shrub which is covered in a dazzling display of multicoloured flowers in spring and autumn with additional flushes through out the rest of the year. Flowers open pure white with a slight mauve blush, changing to complete mauve and then to deep pink over several days. Hence the name Chameleon. A standout plant in any garden or pot. Full sun or part shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*SCARLET FUCHSIAGraptophyllum excelsum

(2.5m**RfFmABDe) Graptophyllum excelsum is extremely rare in the wild and only recently rediscovered in its native habitat at Mt Etna near Rockhampton. Gorgeous waxy Fuchsia-like scarlet flowers in Spring and at other times if it is inclined. They last for a long time. Small shiny serrated. Nectar feeding birds love it. Wants good drainage in sun or shade. Known to resist light frosts in Sydney. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ixora coccinea Exotica

IXORA 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SHOWY COSTUSCostus potierae

(Ginger) (2m**RfAbcD) Costus potierae is an interesting clumping Ginger with very unusual white and golden marked flowers. In summer a single flower erupts from under each scale on its weird round green cone. Native to the rainforests of North Queensland it is a shade lover and does particularly well indoors as well as out in the garden or rockery or in a tub. 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 each (160 Parries)

 

Wilsonara Space Mine

 

Wilsonara Space Mine

This is a lovely compact grower from the Oncidium group with upright spikes of dark red 30mm flowers. The spikes will branch when flowered well. Shadehouse conditions and cold tolerant. These plants are 180mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $19.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rth. Hsinying Bluejay ‘Blue Taiwan’CHsinyingBluejay

From the Cattleya family Blue Taiwan has rarer lilac coloured flowers in attractive medium size clusters. Shadehouse conditions. These plants are in small 50mm pots and are 120mm tall.

…..Priced at $14.90 each

AUGUST – SEPTEMBER AFRICAN VIOLET COLLECTION OF 5

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 Sorcerer

African Violet Sorcerer

African Violet Spinner

African Violet Spinner

African Violet Its Magic

African Violet Akers

African Violet Akers Red Embers

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

African Violet Optimara Rose Quartz

 

Moderate light to indoor light.

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

 

DWARF KING FERN

(2m**ABCD) Toadea barbara. Gets multiple heads and will also produce offsets from its base! This is a unique rarely available fern. It has a very broad black fibrous trunk and its fronds are up to 2m long. Likes swampy conditions, so it likes plenty of moisture when it is warm. Put it in a nice permanent spot because this one is guaranteed to outlive everything around. Shade. Sent in 100mm pots.

……Priced at $15.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

Polystichum proliferum

 

MOTHER SHIELD FERN

(1cm**ABCDE) Polystichum proliferum. The fronds unfurl from a silky crosier and the tip remains tightly curled with a knot of white and brown hairs. Fronds are a light pale green colour and will turn dark green when matured. The fronds have a spore clusters underneath the leaves, protected by a umbrella like cover, hence the name Mother Shield Fern. Native to Australia. Found in wet forest in moist areas. Great in a pot or in the garden. Shade. Sent 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

scyphularia pycnocrpa

BLACK GRUB FERN

(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. Sent in 100mm pots.

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

 

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $35

>>Click Here to get all three Ferns<<

Delicious August – September Collection 1

Burdekin PlumPleiogynium timorense

(8mEd**ABCD) Pleiogynum timorense.
A native tree with delicious
edible purple plum like
fruits. Full sun or light
shade.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (150 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

Brazilian CherrySyzygium uniflora fruit

(6mRfEdAbDe)
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

 

 

GrumichamaEugenia brasiliensis flower

(2-3mRfFEdABCD) Eugenia brasiliensis
Famous as a fruit producing
ornamental tree. Flowers
turn into a cherry sized
red fruit, black when
ripened. Mild climates.
…Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $25

ALL THREE FOR $25

 

 

Delicious August – September Collection 2

Giant Thai White GuavaPsidium guajava Giant Thai White

(4mEdFABCDE) Psidium guajava ‘Thai White’
Plenty of tasty apple guavas in winter.
Very high in Vitamin A & C. Can be eaten
raw or made into jam, jellies & juice.
Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 each or 3 for $29

 

 

Sapodilla Manilkara zapota

(3-4mEdAD) Manilkara zapota
BUniquely flavoured fruit.
Sweet & tasty flesh like
caramel. Full of nutrients.
Full sun.
…..Priced at $9.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

TamarindTamarindus indica

(20mEdAbcD) Tamarindus indica
Produces masses of brown pods
of amazingly valuable fruit
which are juicy before drying
up. Used as flavouring. Also
made into a drink, syrup or wine. Full sun.
…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries) or 3 for $29

ALL THREE FOR $32.00

 

 

Delicious August – September Collection 3

Tahitian Limecitrus aurantifolia

(3mEdFmABC) Citrus aurantifolia
Highly flavoured small fruit.
Popular in Asian cooking. Can
be used for drinks, seafood
dishes, meats, desserts and
so on. Well drained. Full sun.
….Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

Eureka LemonCitrus limon ‘Eureka’

(3mEdFmABC) Citrus limon ‘Eureka’
Easy to grow and fruit. Highly
delicious acid fruit with high
nutritional value. Well drained
soil but not dry conditions.
Must have full sun.
….Priced at $12.90 (200 Parries)

 

Panama Red PassionfruitPassiflora 'Panama Red'

(VEdABcD) Passiflora ‘Panama Red’
Will bear extra large abudant
red fruits throughtout the year.
Delicious sweet red pulp. Crops
heavily from autumn to spring
with little moisture & fertiliser.
For warm sunny positions.
…..$9.90 each (180 Parries) or 3 for $27

ALL THREE FOR $29.00

 

 

 

 

Macrozamia mooreii

….Hard to Get… Native Cycad….

MOORE’S CYCAD

(7mABcD) Macrozamia moorei. Tallest of all the Macrozamias this is a grand Australian species with keeled & arching blue-green foliage. Develops a strong trunk to 80cm. Found in Central QLD at elevation 300-500m asl. Cycads like this one are some of the oldest plants still living on the planet tracing back to the ancient Mesezoic period some 170 million years ago.Magnificent Cycad named after botanist Charles Moore. Hardy and suited to all areas. These are 4 leaf plants in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $29 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TAHITIAN LIMEcitrus aurantifolia

(3mEdFmABC) Citrus aurantifolia. Highly favoured delicious small seedless fruit. Popular in Asian cooking & they can be used for drinks, seafood dishes, chicken, meats, desserts, cakes, biscuits and marmalade. Try a Paradise Lime Soda or have a slice with your beer. This plant must have full sun & likes well drained but not dry conditions. Add a little charcoal (20%) to your mix if you prefer pot culture. Takes a light frost..most climates.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)
NB We do not send Citrus to WA, Tas, NT or SA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Passiflora 'Panama Red'

PANAMA RED PASSIONFRUIT

(VEdABcD) Passiflora ‘Panama Red’
Will bear extra large abundant red fruit throughout the year in autumn, winter and spring. Delicious extra sweet red pulp. Crops heavily from autumn to spring with a little moisture & fertiliser. Suitable for trellis, fence and pergola. For warm sunny positions.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Reknowned Superfruit….

GIANT THAI WHITE GUAVAPsidium guajava Giant Thai White

(4mFEdABCDE) Psidium guajava ‘Thai White’ will provide you with plenty of the famous and tasty apple guavas in winter. This is a light green white flower evergreen shrub from South America. The delicious large apple sized fruit is a greenish skinned Asian Type with white flesh. It has a very high vitamin C, Vitamin A & Pectin content… a renowned superfruit. The aromatic sweet slightly acid apple sized fruit are eaten raw or made into jams, jellies and juices or dried. Very few seeds. The fruit and leaves have medicinal properties. Suited to all areas. Full sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PINK EUODIAEuodia elleryana

(8mRf**AbDE) Euodia elleryana will amaze and dazzle you with its unusual large clusters of bright pink flowers that are set straight out of the bark on the major branches! Attractive largish light green glossy leaves. Pink Euodia grows quickly and erect but branches soon enough to form a wide crown. Black fruit follows its pink flowers. Nectar and seed feeding birds are attracted to it. This is a native of Nth NSW to Nth QLD. Likes warm frostfree conditions. Full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Rare Native….Rare Native….

GARLAND LILYCalostemma purpureum

(40cmFm**ABC) Calostemma purpureum
This is a rare long living perennial herbaceous native plant. Brilliant purplish red flowers in summer. Strappy leaves. Low maintenance, easy to grow and can adapt a range of soil and conditions but likes it dry. Can be deciduous in the cold. Can tolerate light frost. Full sun or part shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laurus nobilis

SWEET BAY TREE

(7mEdFmABCD) Laurus nobilis is not only a magnificent tree but the leaves are very popular for flavouring foods. Usually one leaf is enough either dried or fresh for soups, casseroles, stews, spaghettis, meatloafs, brawns, rice puddings, custards and poultry stuffings. Sweet Bay Tree makes an attractive formal or informal tub plant and can be easily kept at any height wanted. This is an attractive conical shaped tree with small yellow flowers and dark berries. The Sweet Bay Tree is a native of Greece and needs protection in winter if you have heavy frosts. Full sun or part shade where it gets real hot.

…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED COSTUS (Ginger)Costus spiralis

(2mAbcD) Costus spiralis 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. Full sun to full shade.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (180 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 Super-markets! 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Native Cultivar with Edible Fruit….acronychia imperforata

ACRONYCHIA VISTA

(5m**RfEdABCDE) Acronychia imperforata ‘Vista’
This faster growing cultivar 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GUMBY GUMBY LEAVES

Pittosporum phillyreoides syn.angustifolium. We have freshly dried leaves available now. Shown to kill cancer cells in the test tube at the University of Berlin and shown at the same institution to be a powerful immune system stimulant. Use it as a protector and immune system stimulant. You can make a tea out of it but I prefer to put 3 leaves in the Nutriblast every day and drink it with other fruit and berries. Use a capful of Cider Vinegar or Yoghurt to eliminate the bitter taste. Please note 40 grams is approximately 600 leaves.

…..Priced at 40 grams for $38

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’

 

ANISE HYSSOP

(60cm*ABCd) Agastache aurantiaca ‘Apricot Sprite’. Vibrant scented apricot flower spikes that bloom and last all summer long and well into winter in warm climates. Beautiful small grey-green leaves on this small compact shrub.The leaves are scented as well and can be used in pot pouri and to make tea or flavour drinks. Drought tolerant once established. Prefers well drained soil. Full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 each or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Abutilon Hybrida 'Bella Pink'

BELLA PINK ABUTILON

(2mABC) Abutilon Hybrida ‘Bella Pink’ will give you gorgeous pastel pink lantern like flowers in abundance in spring and right through to autumn. The leaves are fingered like a maple. It is native to China. For all areas except the tropics. Full sun or morning sun.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Native to Gallipoli Peninsula…Rosmarinus officinalis

ROSEMARY

(1.5mFABCD) Rosmarinus officinalis will arouse your senses with this highly aromatic evergreen shrub. Unique light grey-green foliage, covered with white blue flowers over a long season, from spring through summer. Popular in herb gardens or as an informal hedge or screen. Easily pruned into topiary forms. Sprigs of rosemary are used for remembrance. Hardy and drought tolerant, requiring little care, once established. Thrives even in poor soils, provided it is well drained. Full sun.

…..Priced at $7.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $21
Particulary important for Australians for remembrance as it is found growing wild on the Gallipoli Peninsula.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slc. Wasp nest

Slc. Wasp Nest

Easy to grow Cattleya hybrid with clusters of deep orange to red flowers. Shadehouse conditions, ie 50-70% shade. Flowering size in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JULY – AUGUST AFRICAN VIOLET COLLECTION OF 5

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 Ice Princess

African Violet Ice Princess

African Violet Optimara Van Gogh

African Violet Optimara Van Gogh

African Violet Repeat Performance

African Violet Repeat Performance

African Violet Childs Play

African Violet Childs Play

 

Moderate light to indoor light.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asplenium ‘Island Beauty’

ISLAND BEAUTY FERN

(40cmABCD) Asplenium bulbiferum x surrogatum ‘Island Beauty’ is a vigorous upright fast growing fern. Lovely weeping foliage that grows ‘babies’ on top of its fronds for you to pluck off and plant! Full sun to part shade. In 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cyathea Smithii

SOFT TREE FERN

(4mAbCD) Cyathea smithii
Lovely soft radiating fronds that drop off as more grow above one of the cold hardiest tree ferns. Native to NZ Likes cold and wet conditions. Easily grown in a moist position in filtered or morning sun. Will tolerate full sun if mulched and moist. Protect from wind. In 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 each (180 Parries)

 

THESE THREE FERNS FOR $27

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Citrus limon ‘Eureka’

 

EUREKA LEMON

(3mEdFmABC) Citrus limon ‘Eureka’
Easy to grow and fruit. Highly flavoured delicious acid fruit with high nutritional value. This plant must have full sun & likes well drained but not dry conditions. Add a little charcoal (20%) to your mix if you prefer pot culture. Takes a light frost..most climates.

…..Priced at $12.90 each (200 Parries)
NB We do not send Citrus to NT, Tas or WA .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELKHORN FERNPlatycerium bifurcatum

Platycerium bifurcatum is the wonderful native hanging fern with a shield base from which grow huge antlers like a reindeers. They attach themselves to trees in rainforest areas and will multiply right up to a huge mass to about one metre. Native to the East Coast Of Australia, New Caledonia and New Guinea. Easy to grow in a protected garden in filtered light to morning sun. Liquid fertilise often.

We are selling 3 sizes of Elkhorn Fern, they are;

Small (10-12cm wide)
Fronds 20cm long…..Priced at $12

Medium (14-18cm wide)
Fronds 30cm long…..Priced $19

Large (18-20cm wide)
Fronds 30cm or longer……Priced at $25

Please note these Elkhorns are mounted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Masses of Red Blooms & Red Foliage…Loropetalum chinense 'Pink'

PINK FRINGE FLOWER

(2m*ABCD) Loropetalum chinense ‘Pink’ will present you with absolutely masses of fragrant pink blooms with unusual straplike petals in spring and other times as well. This one has unusual red foliage. Dark woody horizontal stems give a graceful oriental look. Native of China and Japan. Likes a lightly shaded to full sun position. Also a lovely tub plant and speccy hedge. Suited to all areas.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….Huge Double Winter Flowers….Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’

CAMELLIA DEBUTANTE

(1.2mFABC) Camellia japonica ‘Debutante’. This lovely Japonica Camellia will give you clear pink full peony form 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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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. Semi shade to full sun. These are small plants in 45mm pots.

…..Priced at $2.90 (150 Parries) Maximum Buy is 60 plants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Bright Longlasting Featherlike Spikes…Vriesea kalisto

KALISTO BROMELIAD

(35cmABCD) Vriesea kalisto is a spectacular Bromeliad with long lasting multi branching feather like flowers on a 30cm stem from a funnel of flat leaves. The ‘feather heads’ are bright red. Will grow and flower in light to medium shade. It can be grown in a pot in a well drained mix and will multiply.Good indoors but likes humidity. South American in origin most Vriesias are epiphytes that attach themselves to trees. Light shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INDIGOIndigofera tinctoria

(1.5m) Indigofera tinctoria
Used over a very long period as a amazing deep blue dye. This is an attractive shrub. Light green pinnate leaves and attractive pink to violet flowers. Fermentation of the foliage produces a permanent blue dye reputed for fastness and clarity. Also employed as a hair colouring. This is a legume so adds nitrogen to your soil. Warm position. Deciduous in colder climates.

…..Priced at $12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ceratostigma griffithii

BURMESE PLUMBAGO

(1mAbCd) Ceratostigma griffithii
A beautiful low growing deciduous shrub hailing from China. Blooms in summer with clusters of marvelous purpley blue flowers, along with the plant’s lush bright green foliage with purple on the leaves edges. Allowing the flowers stand out! And you will be stunned to find out during autumn, the leaves will turn to a vibrant red with flowers still on! Low maintenance plant and drought tolerant. Full sun to light shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EGYPTIAN STAR CLUSTERPentas lanceolata ‘Red’

(1mABCD) Pentas lanceolata ‘Red’
Terminal masses of red flowers in clusters 12cm across will provide you with a quick display of colour thru all the warm months. Light green foliage 15cm long. These are fast growers. Prune back prior to Spring growth. Nip back young buds to encourage bushiness.

…..Priced at $7.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cordyline Pink Diamond

CORDYLINE PINK DIAMOND

(2mAbcD) Cordyline fruiticosa ‘Pink Diamond’
Outstanding vibrant green leaves with bright pink stripes. Will add a tropical feel to your garden! Cordylines will give your garden colour all year round and you will enjoy the colours that developes even more as these plants age. A popular landscaping plant! Full sun.

….Priced at $7.90 each (150 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zingiber peninsularis red hot poker

RED HOT POKER

(2mABCD) Zingiber peninsulare
Exotic foliage and bright red clustered cones will surprise you in summer. Zingiber peninsulare is considered a small shrub and can be grown as a decorative screen beneath tree as they do in their natural environment adding variety to your garden scene and also a great container plant. Native to Thailand. Water regularly. Part Shade. Deciduous in winter.

…..Priced at $13.90 each (350 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DROOPING LEUCOTHOELeucothoe fontanesiana 'Girard's Rainbow'

(1m*FAbCD) Leucothoe fontanesiana ‘Girard’s Rainbow’. A striking hybrid with elegant arching multicoloured foliage! In spring this evergreen shrub produces perfect clusters of small scented pure white bell shaped flowers. The long leathery shiny leaves hangs underneath the arching red branches. Spring flushes are a rich mix of cream, green and coppery colour. As the leaves age, the colours turn into dark green with creamy white spots. Leucothoe makes a handsome ground cover and helps bring colour to shaded areas in your garden! Needs a well drained soil, keep moist and cool. Full sun to part shade.

…..Priced at $8.90 each (170 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phal Yukidian

Phal. Sogo Yukidian

Very large flowered white moth orchid, with cascading sprays. These plants are 160mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dendrobium Sogo Blue planet

 

Dendrobium Blue Planet

Large flowered cerise/violet intermediate hardcane Dendrobium, flat flowers with good shape and display. These plants are 200mm tall in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $18.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dryopteris Crispa Whiteside

CRISP BROAD BUCKLER FERN

(45cmABCD) Dryopteris dilata ‘Crispa Whiteside’ is an elegant, spreading semi-evergreen fern, with graceful, deeply dissected triangular fronds, prettily crisped at the margins. Attractive in ground in shade. Keeping its leaves through most winters. Part shade. Sent in 90mm pots.

…..Priced at $9.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIBERRY LILLYPILLYSyzygium luehmanniibmp

(8m**EdRfABCD) Syzygium leuhmanii has prolific fluffy white flowers in in summer with red juicy edible fruit in autumn. A magnificent densely foliaged tree with pink tipped new growth. Sydney’s Riberries Restaurant is named after it, (they serve its fruit) and there are several fine speciman trees in Sydneys inner suburbs. Will grow in most areas except the cold tablelands, Its frost resistance is unknown to us. Native to NSW and QLD rainforest. Full sun or shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Fantastic Hedge Plant…

*CAROLBackhousia myrtifolia

(3m**RfFABCDe) Backhousea myrtifolia. Outstanding dense foliage. Carol bears prolific white flowers in large clusters in summer followed by small seed capsules with attractive & persistent white calyx lobes that look like flowers and last for months! Carol’s leaves are highly fragrant (myrtle) when crushed. You can rub some crushed leaf on as an insect repellent. Good wood for tools. Is all the go as a 1-2m hedge. Native to rainforest from Bega Sthn NSW to Fraser Island, Central QLD. Will grow in all areas & is frost resistant. Full sun to semi-shade.

…..Priced at $7.90 (120 Parries) or 3 for $21

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Delicious Pink Flesh …Not White…

PINK DRAGONFRUIT CUTTINGS

(4.5mAbcD) Hylocereus undatusHylocereus undatus pink fruit
This is the delicious Pink fleshed one not the tasteless white fleshed one they sell in Super-markets! aka Pitaya & Strawberry Pear. Hylocereus undatus is a weird climbing cactus-huge juicy delicious edible pink fruit (1kg) with a pink flesh. 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. These cuttings are 20cm long.

…..Priced at $5.90 each or 3 for $14.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIBISCUS ‘ROSEFLAKE’Hibiscus Rose Flake

(1-2mAbcD) Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Roseflake’ has the amazing coloured foliage in shades of creamy white, green and red. A tropical shrub featuring small attractive bright red flowers. Full sun to light shade.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BURDEKIN PLUMPleiogynium timorense

(8m**ABCD) Pleiogynum timorense is a lovely native tree with edible purple plum like fruits about 4cm across. Very attractive with red new growth, rough bark and a dense crown …making it a great shade tree. This amazing small tree is highly suited to planting in the dry inland and also cool areas. They withstand frost by becoming deciduous in winter. Burdekin Plum comes from Gympie and Central QLD in dry and subtropical rainforest. Full sun or light shade.

…..Priced at $9.90 (150 Parries) or 3 for $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*BRAZILIAN CORDIACordia superba

(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 $8.90 (200 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthura Sea Snake

 

ARTHURA SEA SNAKE

Vigorous spider type Orchid, with very tall spikes of strongly patterned flowers. These plants are 150mm tall and are sent in 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENDROBIUM AIRY CRIMSONDendrobium Airy Crimson

Hardcane type Dendrobium with very dark grape purple flowers of medium size on upright spikes. These plants are 170mm tall and are sent 70mm pots.

…..Priced at $17.90

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….White Crepe Like Flowers….Cheilocostus speciosus

CREPE GINGER

(1.8m**AbcD) Cheilocostus speciosus. Will present you with lovely paper thin white flowers with crumpled lips like silk crepe. The flowers emerge one at a time from a soft red cone like structure at the branch ends. This is a strong flowering plant. Likes part shade. Grows in frost free temperate areas as well as tropical. Sent in 100mm pots.

…..Priced at $12.90 (180 Parries)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…Don’t Miss Me…

BANANA BUSHTabernaemantana pandacaqui banana bush

(2m*,**RfAbcD) Tabernaemontana pandacaqui. This is a weird but highly prized native that grows fruit that look like bright little orange bananas (non edible) after flowering with unusual white fragrant flowers that look like helicopter rotors! They have five petals which fuse to form a tube. Native to rainforest in Qld and Nthn NSW. Tropical glossy dark green foliage. Also makes an excellent container plant and takes clipping. Suited to warm climates north of Coffs Harbour NSW or equivalent. Partial sun to full sun.

…..Priced at $8.90 (160 Parries) or 3 for $23

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mclnra. Yellow Stars

Mclnra. Yellow Stars

Vigorous growing spider orchid, long sprays of bright yellow star shaped flowers. Shadehouse. Near flowering size.

…..Priced at $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOLDEN POTHOS

(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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHITE DWARF CALLA

(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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MUSCARI LIRIOPE

(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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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'

RED CORAL BUSH

(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 CHOCOLATE

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pineapple DyckiaDyckia brevifolia

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

…..$12.90 each

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DENDROBIUM BURANA STRIPE

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VANDA KULTANA GOLD SPOTVanda Kultana Brown Spot

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

….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

 

 

 

If you can’t find all your plants in our latest catalogue please search our website as every plant on our website is available

 

 


 

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 17th August 2018.

We need your order by the 12.30 PM Tuesday 14th of August, 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.

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