A vigorous grower which produces first grade timber and edible shoots. Straight cream striped culms makes this bamboo not only great to look at, but also opens up a world of practical uses. Highly recommended.
A giant bamboo with straight cream striated culms with large leaves. The culms are smooth and glossy. The timber is usually nice and straight, and the shoots are high eating quality.
This bamboo is best used as a feature plant. The weeping culms provides good shade for under-story planting. The large leaves and lush foliage makes it an ideal centerpiece in any tropical garden. Very dark green culms.
A straight, large leafed bamboo with cream striated culms. A beautiful plant with edible shoots and good timber. Good for windbreaks, noise/dust barriers, etc.
A beautiful tight clumping bamboo with upright growth habit and thick foliage all the way to the ground. A great privacy and windbreak plant.
A magnificent bamboo which produces exceptional quality timber - straight and strong. If you have the space and are after a good timber bamboo (as well as a spectacular ornamental), then this is a must have. Thorny lower branches. Open clumping.
A beautiful hedychium with very showy apricot coloured inflorescence. Tends to flower quite prolifically during summer. Grows well in cooler climates. May be deciduous in cooler climates.
One of the most popular hedychiums. Beautiful snow white flowers produced throughout summer. Grows well in cooler climates. Needs moist rich soil.
Contrasting coloured foliage which is green on the top-side and a burgundy red on the underside. Brilliant orangey-red, almost fluorescent flowers. Deciduous in cool climates.
An absolutely stunning heliconia with dark green foliage and red and white flowers. Good under-story plant. Great as cut flowers and as pot plants.
A beautiful heliconia with bright yellow bracts with green tips. The Yellow Dancer is one of the more cold tolerant heliconia species.
Fantastic dark cherry-red bracts makes this heliconia a great ornamental and landscaping plant. Great cut flowers. Prefers a warm protected position.
An outstanding landscaping plant and also one of the largest heliconias. Bright red bracts with green tips. Nice upright and tidy growth habit.
One of the most impressive heliconias with massive bright red flowers that often get to half a meter long. It has a tight clumping and upright growth habit with nice clean stems - a truly excellent landscaping plant!
A fantastic landscaping plant - lush green foliage, tight clumping and upright growth habit, topped with chunky bright coloured orangy red bracts with yellow edges. A must have in any tropical garden.
A tight clumping heliconia with clean upright foliage. Long pendulous bracts. A relatively easy to grow and cold tolerant heliconia. A good landscaping plant.
A truly spectacular heliconia. The dark burgundy bracts contrasting against the pale waxy white stems makes this plant a fantastic ornamental and landscaping plant. Prefers a warm protected position.
A spectacular feature plant with mostly unusual coloured bracts. Clean upright waxy white stems and dark green foliage. Requires a nice warm sheltered position to perform well.
A beautiful tight clumping, upright heliconia with bright yellow bracts with green tips. Like all the Caribaeas, the stems and undersides of the leaves have a white waxy coating. Requires warm position to thrive.
Fantastic bright red bracts contrasting against the waxy white stems. Nice clean upright growth habit. Requires a nice warm sheltered position to grow well.
Photo of flower yet to come. A beautiful heliconia with long hanging flowers, bright white stems, and usually quite serrated leaves.
Waxy white stems and undersides of leaves with long, pendulous bracts of orange and red. A nice feature plant in a warm sheltered position.
Bright pink bracts with white base and dark green lip. Like many of the orthotrichas, the surface of the bracts have fine velvety hairs.
A stunning heliconia - great as a landscaping plant or for cut flowers. Very attractive flowers with bright red bracts with cream base and dark green lip.
Soft pink bracts with cream base and dark green lip. Like many of the orthotrichas, the surface of the bracts have fine velvety hairs. A good landscaping plant and cut flower.
A good landscaping plant with dark green foliage with slender pendulous bright red flowers. More cold tolerant than most heliconias.
A tight clumping, hardy and cold tolerant heliconia with large pendulous flowers. The stems and undersides of the leaves have a white waxy coating. A great landscaping plant.
A prolific flowering psittacorum which displays a fantastic show of colour for most of the year. Great cut flower and pot plant.
A stunning psittacorum with bright yellow and pink flowers. Great for a splash of colour in the garden - flowers prolifically from Spring right through to late Autumn. Great cut flower and pot plant.
The Petra is great for cut flowers. Quite a distinct look with the green 'leaf-shaped' tip on the lower bract. A little bit taller growing than the other Psittacorums.
An absolutely stunning psittacorum and probably the most colourful out of them all. The multi-coloured flowers are held high above the foliage, producing a spectacular display when mass planted. Great cut flower and pot plant.
A psittacorum with bright golden bracts with a slightly red tinge. Great for a splash of colour in the garden - flowers prolifically in Summer through to late Autumn. Great cut flower and pot plant.
A heliconia found throughout the Daintree rainforest. Orange / yellow flowers. Great filler in tropical gardens.
The golden coloured bracts and wide leaves makes this one a great filler and splash of colour in tropical gardens.
A vigorous grower with a tight clumping and upright habit. Great for cut flowers and as a landscaping plant. Bracts are pastel red toward the tips, fading to peach at the base.
A widely cultivated heliconia which usually produces vast amounts of pendulous flowers up to 0.5 meters long. Best in protected spots with a little bit of shade. Fertilise regularly during growth season and keep well mulched.
One of the smallest heliconias with bright red flower bracts with dark green edges. A great under-story plant in tropical gardens. Makes a great pot plant.
A nice landscaping plant in tropical gardens. Large upright flowers with mostly red bracts with yellow bases and green lip. Like most strictas, growth is fairly open clumping.
A hardy heliconia which is a bit more cold tolerant than most of the large heliconias. Flowers during Spring and Summer. A good landscaping plant.
A small fine-leafed fern with silvery white rhizomes that tend to creep along the surface of the soil or surround the pot that it is planted in. Highly suitable for hanging baskets to show off the matted web of silver white rhizomes.
A perennial with flat, fan-like arrangement of leaves with small star shaped speckled flowers. Grows well in moist, well drained positions in full sun. The rhizomes have important medicinal properties which have been traditionally used in China.
A hardy landscaping plant with slightly wrinkled, dark green compact foliage. Green and white bracts form at the top of each stem, which then gets small delicate white flowers. A great midstory filler in shady spots in the garden.
A stunning cycad which is considered as one of the tallest in the world. Endemic to QLD, this cycad tends to grow in moist and shady positions along creek beds and gullies. Spectacular leaves which easily get to 2m in length with glossy green leaflets.
A very attractive, solitary fan palm up to 5m tall, with large, undivided, dark green leaves to 1.5m across. Best suited to growing in areas where there is some shade. It can be grown in subtropical regions provided the area is frost free.
An Australian native palm from northern parts of QLD which has spectacular near circular leaves up to 2m in diameter. Best suited to growing in areas where there is some shade. It can be grown in subtropical regions provided the area is frost free.
A large strappy leafed plant that grows naturally around fresh water creeks, rivers, lakes and moist gullies. The lomandra hystrix is drought tolerant and hardy, but will look best with occasional watering during dry periods of the year.
A water iris from the swamps of Louisiana which grows best in shallow water or boggy and marginal areas. The Louisiana Iris are evergreen, tolerate light frosts, and flowers spectacularly in Spring.
An evergreen perennial with spectacularly coloured leaves . A great ground-cover in warm climates, or indoor / patio plant in cooler climates. Prefers moist shady areas.
Dark green glossy leaves and large pendulous grape-like clusters of pink flowers. An easy to grow plant that will reward you with flowers throughout the year. A great under-story filler or patio pot plant.
Upright flat 'strappy' fronds with fully crested tops and frilly edges. A Queensland native fern, suitable for part shade to full shade. A very easy to grow and hardy ground cover, or specimen pot plant - indoors or out.
An Australian native fern with dark green leathery fronds and long spreading hairy rhizomes. The low-growing spreading habit makes this fern ideal as a ground-cover or in hanging baskets. Will grow up trees in a shady humid spot. Very hardy.
An evergreen perennial plant producing a cluster of leaves from the roots and growing about 1 m tall. It produces very small, non-scented, yellow flowers year around. The plant is sometimes gathered from the wild for the fibre obtained from its leaves.
Create your own moss garden with this hardy moss. Suitable for damp areas in shady spots. Will quickly cover the soil, rocks, logs or stone statues provided there is consistent moisture.
Beautiful light green culms and soft fine-leafed foliage. Needs good growing conditions and well drained soil in order to grow well. The new shoots are among the best for eating, so good in fact, that they can be eaten raw.
A beautiful bamboo native to Australia (Iron Ranges, Cape York peninsula) and New Guinea. It is tight clumping with very large leaves. Prefers some shade or warm protected areas. Does not tolerate frost.
An attractive ground cover or pot plant. A clumping growth habit with long strappy arching leaves. Flowers during Spring and Summer. Even if its not in flower, the dark green foliage makes for very elegant displays.
A bright red coloured bromeliad that will form clusters of pups. Grow it in bright light for maximum red-hot look. Outstanding in landscape, hanging baskets and will even grow up a tree trunk.