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Plants For Full Sun

TROPICAL | HOT AND DRY

Many plants have formed natural adaptations to cope with full sun - skinny leaves, grey or red colouring, water retention. These adaptations often make them very attractive garden plants. So they look beautiful, and cope with the challenging heat and bright light of an Australian summer!

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  1. Abelia 'Francis Mason'

    Abelia 'Francis Mason'

    Colourful golden variegated foliage shrub to 2m, with clusters of gently scented soft mauve-white flowers on arching branches. Foliage matures to a rich green. Imperial Jezebel butterflies love the flower nectar. Learn More
    $3.25

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    Abelia grandiflora dwarf

    Delightful flowering shrub to 1m, ideal in cottage gardens. Imperial Jezebel butterflies love the flower nectar. Dainty pale lilac-white flowers and bronze-red new leaves maturing to glossy green. Learn More
    $3.10
  3. Abelia grandiflora Variegata foliage

    Abelia grandiflora Variegata

    Bright variegated foliage in pink, white and green shades, rounded shrub to 1m, with clusters of gently scented soft mauve-white flowers on arching branches. Attracts butterflies. Learn More
    $3.30
  4. Acalypha Firestorm

    Acalypha Firestorm

    Remarkable fast-growing compact variety to 1m, with vibrant year-round foliage colour. Fast-growing - try it as mass planting or a low hedge. Suited to tropical and sub-tropical gardens where more sun means more leaf colour! Learn More
    $3.10
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    Acalypha godseffiana 'Inferno'

    Add a pop of colour to a dull corner of your garden with this bold 1.5m acalypha. Works well with contrasting plants, cordylines are the perfect partner. Impressive relaxed hedge or border plant, where more sun will mean more colour! Learn More
    $3.10
  6. Acalypha reptans 'Stephie'

    Acalypha reptans 'Stephie'

    Create a bright hardy outdoor carpet of flowers with this delightful groundcover. Fluffy tail-like crimson flowers. Grow in tough spots and rockeries, or cosset it in windowboxes and hanging baskets. Learn More
    $3.10
  7. Acanthus mollis - oyster plant

    Acanthus mollis - oyster plant

    Evergreen architectural foliage plant, low growing, cold tolerant, flowers in summer. Suited to pots, borders and mass planting. Grows well in most parts of Australia.

    Foliage image: Dinkum (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia CommonsCropped to size
    Plant image: Tatters via Flickr Cropped to size

    Close-up flower image: Michael Coghlan via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $4.95
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    Acmena 'Allyn Magic'

    Dwarf lilly pilly variety, ideal for small gardens, low hedges and mass plantings. Only 50cm around, low maintenance shrub or container plant with lovely pink new growth after clipping. We are Prohibited to sell this product to South Australia. Learn More
    $4.95
  9. Acmena 'Firescreen'

    Acmena 'Firescreen'

    Hardy native fast-growing shrub, tall yet slim, suited to hedging, topiary and privacy screening. Firescreen is an improved variety with glowing red new growth, very psyllid resistant. Bushy all the way down,

    Sorry, we are unable to ship this product to South Australia for bio-security reasons.

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    $3.85

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  10. Acmena 'Forest Flame'

    Acmena 'Forest Flame'

    Compact low hedging native suited to topiary, formal and native gardens. New growth emerges in deep red shades maturing green. Grows to 2m but can be kept clipped to under 1m.

    Sorry, due to bio-security reasons we are unable to sell this product to South Australia.

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    $3.85
  11. Acmena hemilampra 'Blush Satinash'

    Acmena hemilampra - blush satinash

    Feature planting Australian native. Create a haven for native fauna and a shaded niche in summer with the rounded growth habit of this medium sized shrub.
    Image by Bahudhara: via Wikimedia Commons

    We are unable to ship this product to South Australia for biosecurity reasons.

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    $3.20
  12. Acmena smithii 'Minor'

    Acmena smithii 'Minor'

    Create a natural privacy screen to 3m using this dense-growing hardy attractive Australian native. Rich bronze new growth, fluffy summer flowers, pink autumn fruits. Learn More
    $3.85
  13. Acronychia imperforata 'Fraser Island Apple'

    Acronychia imperforata - Fraser Island apple

    Attract wildlife to the garden with this fruit bearing bushy native. Plant as a feature or dense hedging plant.

    Image: Poyt448 Peter Woodard (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons cropped to size.

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    $5.50
  14. Agapanthus 'Black Magic'

    Agapanthus 'Black Magic'

    Deep purple buds open to rich purple flowers during spring and summer, dramatic compact bordering plant or for containers on the deck.

    image for illustration: Keith and Kasia Moore ;via Flickr.

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    $5.65
  15. Agapanthus Getty White

    Agapanthus 'Double Diamond'

    Petite agapanthus with ornate frilly double-white blooms. Enjoy as a container plant on the patio or hanging basket, or mass planted in the garden. Learn More
    $6.25
  16. Agapanthus 'Getty White'

    Agapanthus 'Getty White'

    Large round clusters of brilliant white flowers in spring and summer. Tall to 1m. More slender than other agapanthus so good for mixed beds and containers. Learn More
    $3.65

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  17. Agapanthus 'Peter Pan'

    Agapanthus 'Peter Pan'

    A petite version of our most popular bordering plant for formal and cottage style gardens. Perfect for small gardens and containers. Learn More
    $3.15

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  18. Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud'

    Agapanthus 'Purple Cloud'

    Stunning purple flowers on tall flower spikes. Great for mass plantings and flowering colour through summer. Hardy and low maintenance. Purple Cloud is a larger sized agapanthus to 1.5m high and wide.

    image: Katriona McCarthy via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $5.65
  19. Agapanthus 'Queen Anne'

    Agapanthus 'Queen Anne'

    Knee-high agapanthus, taller than Peter Pan, smaller than Blue, with purple-blue blooms. Ideal for mixed borders, pots, edging, planting in drifts. Cold-hardy and sun-loving - try it in a tough spot and especially at the coast

    image for illustration: Tony Hall via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $3.65

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  20. Agapanthus 'Snowball'

    Agapanthus 'Snowball'

    Small, compact, long flowering, huge ball of white flowers on a dainty lowgrowing plant. Only 60cm tall when flowering, Snowball agapanthus makes excellent ground cover or mass planting. Flowers better in sun but will grow in shade too. Sets very little seed so won't spread. Learn More
    $5.65
  21. Agapanthus 'White'

    Agapanthus 'White'

    Charming large white flowers on tall 2m stems right through summer. Works in formal and cottage garden spaces. Great for cut flowers for the house. Learn More
    $3.15

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  22. Agapanthus Blue

    Agapanthus Blue

    Our most popular agapanthus. Sky blue full flowerheads to around 1m tall. Low maintenance and hardy. Seed-grown, unlike our other blue agapanthus, giving you slight variations in shade of blue and final height. Learn More
    $3.15
  23. Agapanthus Lapis Lazuli

    Agapanthus Lapis Lazuli

    Compact neat agapanthus to 60cm, with deep blue starry flowers through summer. Pair with the shorter Peter Pan for a two layer effect. Lapis Lazuli is a precious blue stone beloved of icon painters who reserved it for the Virgin Mary's robe. Where will you find a spot for this rich blue flower?

    Image: candiru via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $3.65
  24. Agave geminiflora - twin flower agave

    Agave geminiflora - twin flower agave

    Very architectural feature plant for containers, desert gardens, waterwise planting. Loves full sun, will grow in full shade; cold tolerant to around -5C. Flowers after around ten years with a huge 4m spike of yellow blooms, usually dying afterwards. What a way to go out.

    outdoor image: Rictor and David via  Flickr cropped to size.

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    $4.95
  25. Allamanda Sunee

    Allamanda Sunee

    Low-growing shrub form of this popular glossy-leaved tropical climber. Cover your deck with bright yellow flowers; or bring indoors in a pot in cooler areas. Learn More
    $3.60

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