Grevillea banksii forsteri

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Red Silky Oak 10 seeds 
Grevillea banksii 'Forsteri', known as the Banks' Grevillea or Red Silky Oak, is one of the most widely cultivated of all grevilleas and a parent of an increasing number of hybrids. Typically it is a large, spreading shrub to around 3 metres but smaller if pot grown. The silvery-green, much divided foliage complements the red flowers that are produced in large clusters at the ends of branches.  Flowering usually occurs in spring although it may flower for much of the year. G.banksii is a hardy plant for warm climates where it performs best in reasonably well-drained soils in full sun. Plants can tolerate light frosts but best under frost free glass in the UK for the winter.

Grevillea decora

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Red Grevillea 10 seeds
Grevillea decora is a medium sized, upright shrub, 2.5m high but smaller if pot grown. Leaves are narrowly oval and a leathery greyish-green to bronze-red with densely hairy new growth. The flowers are bronze-red in colour borne in large, dense racemes up to a foot long. A colourful plant which does well in dry tropical areas as long as it has well drained soil but not suited to cold, temperate climates unless under glass.

Grevillea robusta - silk oak

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Silk Oak 10 seeds
Grevillea robusta or silk oak is a large evergreen tree that makes a good pot plant with it’s soft downy pinnate leaves. Grows easily from seed with fast growth after germination.

Hardenbergia violacea

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Purple Coral Pea  10 seeds  җ
Hardenbergia violacea is a very attractive tropical vine from West Australia that can tolerate frost to -5˚C when established but best as a conservatory climber where it loves hot dry conditions. Flowers held in racemes mainly in winter and spring, often creating a stunning picture, used in USA gardens in semi desert locations.

Hymenosporum flavum

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Australian Frangipani 10 seeds
Hymenosporum flavum is native to Australia. The heavily perfumed, creamy-white flowers turn golden-yellow with time and are borne in panicles. Highly scented with a hint of citrus blossom hence its common name “Australian frangipani”. Once established it may tolerate a light to medium frost.

Lagunaria patersonia

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Norfolk Island Hibiscus 10 seeds җ
Lagunaria patersonia  is an evergreen small tree or large shrub from Australia with gray/green leaves. The small hibiscus like flowers are pink fading to white and bloom in the summer to autumn.  Best in full sun, and quite adaptable to dry conditions, it is suitable for seaside conditions and will take temperatures down to about -4°C. Should make a useful dry conservatory large pot plant

Leptospermum scoparium roseum

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Tea tree Pkt җ
Leptospermum scoparium roseum - a useful compact shrub to 2 m, leaves from 7 to 20 mm long. Masses of small coral pink flowers 1 cm in diameter occur in spring and summer covering the shrub. Hardy to about -7c

Melaleuca thymifolia

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Honey Myrtle Pkt
Melaleuca thymifolia, closely related to Callistemon (Bottlebrushes), is one of the most widely cultivated members of the genus forming a small 1 metre shrub. It has beautiful, purple, feathery mauve/violet flowers in clusters on the older stems with a distinctive “claw” configuration. Needs good drainage coupled with regular watering to do well. It prefers a sunny position to flower and is not frost tolerant so best suited for conservatory pot use. An unusual shrub not often seen in cultivation in the UK flowering in the second year from seed.

Metrosideros excelsa

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'Pohutukawa' Pkt
Metrosideros excelsa  - a large tree in its native habitat and often called 'Pohutukawa' or the NZ Christmas Tree as it flowers in their summer. Does not like frost and best grown as a large conservatory pot plant , or planted in a frost free area. It responds to pruning and produces masses of fabulous red flowers in summer.

Plants of the World - Australasia

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Gift Pack of Mixed seeds of Australia Aprx 20 seeds

This special mixed packed includes the following 6 varieties each with separately labelled packets with individual seed sowing instructions. More details on each seed can be found below.

Callistemon glaucus    Albany Bottle Brush
Acacia dealbata         Mimosa
Clianthus puniceus      Lobster Claw
Grevillea robusta        Silk Oak
Sophora tetraptera     Kowhai
Pandorea jasminoides Bower Vine

Ptilotus exaltatus Joey

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Pink Mulla Mulla 10 seeds
Ptilotus exaltatus Joey was was recently introduced into the UK,  (pronounced tilotus) and truly a breeding breakthrough. A native to central Australia, Pink Mulla Mulla offers exceptional beauty with heat and drought tolerance. Large, conical spikes of feathery flowers top thick silver green foliage. The 3- to 4-inch bottlebrush flower spikes are glistening silver with a darker neon pink colour near the tips. Excellent for container work or in annual flower beds, ‘Joey’ is a natural in any sunny garden location.  12" to 15" tall with easy germination.

Sollya heterophylla

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Blue Bell Creeper  20 Seeds җ җ
Sollya heterophylla is a lovely delicate twining climber, hardy and adaptable, tolerating light frosts, partial shade or full sun and can stand seasonal dry periods once established. While preferring lighter soils, the plants will establish in heavier soils provided drainage is good. Excellent as a conservatory or pot plant and it can be trained as a small shrub producing the delicate bright blue flowers most of the summer.

Sophora tetraptera

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'Kowhai 10 seeds җ
Sophora tetraptera  - a shrub or small tree of New Zealand and Chile with pendulous racemes of tubular golden-yellow flowers. Flowers earlier from seed than the NZ South Island macrophylla, but is not quite so hardy. Flowers of a deeper gold than macrophylla and a popular North Island garden plant.

Swainsona formosa

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Sturt's Desert Pea 10 seeds

Sturt's Desert Pea, is an Australian plant famous for its distinctive blood-red leaf-like flowers, each with a pronounced black centre. It is one of Australia's best known wildflowers native to the arid regions of central and north-western Australia. The plants require dry conditions and a sand/grit compost and watered very sparingly.

Ventilago vimilalis

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Apple Jack Tree 10 seeds җ

The seedling is a climber which later becomes self-supporting growing to 5 meters tall. Small pale-green flowers appear at the ends of branches. The bark and root of this tree is considered to be one of the most important bush medicines. The bark contains ‘anthraquinone’ derivatives and some of these may be responsible for the anti bacteria properties of this popular bush medicine. The gum can also be eaten from this tree by scraping it off onto a stick and chewed like chewing gum. Not frost hardy so best kept as a cold greenhouse plant or grown in frost free areas.

Xanthorrhoea preissii

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Black Boy Australian Grass Tree 15 seeds җ
Xanthorrhoea preissii - a variety of grass tree with a black trunk known as Blackboy. Xanthorrhoeaceae are slow growing plants that have the appearance of dense clumps of grass on top of short tree trunks. Best kept in a cool airy greenhouse and patience will be needed for them to produce a trunk. An interesting novelty plant.

Xanthostemon chrysanthus

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Golden Penda 20 seeds
Xanthostemon chrysanthus, is relatively unknown outside of Australia but a very desirable garden plant for warmer climates or as a Greenhouse pot plant. The glorious, dense flower heads are well displayed at branches ends and are bright yellow reminiscent of a Bottlebrush. Flowering time is from winter through early spring and it flowers reliably  often within 2-3 years from seed in ideal conditions. In native rainforest environments the tree can grow up to 40-50 ft, however in gardens it may reach only 15-20 ft and in pots much smaller. It responds well to pruning and can be easily shaped into a manageable sized shrub. The plant is pretty hardy, tolerates dry soil and can even take light frosts.

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Germination -- Easy Moderate and Challenging

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Hardiness - To -5°C җ To -10°C җҗ Fully Hardy җҗҗ

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