Plants



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1.5 to 2m
Min.temp: Tolerates quick light frosts, but should be kept above 5°C
Full sun to part shade

A bushy evergreen shrub with large rounded deep red to almost black leaves with serrated edges. A great colour contrasting plant. Can be used as an accent plant or trimmed into a hedge. Gets best colour when grown in full sun.

1 to 2m
Min.temp: Frost free
Part shade

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2.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A large upright Alpinia with erect flower spikes. A good landscaping plant.

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1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

An unusual and incredibly attractive ginger. Grows in shallow water, whether it be dams, ponds or water bowls. Can also be grown in any moist or waterlogged soil. Makes an attractive feature plant with upright tidy foliage with light pink flowers.

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1.5 to 2m
Part shade

A very hardy native Australian ginger. White shell-like flowers which finally produces clusters of blue berries. Roots and berries were traditionally eaten by Aboriginal people.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

A native Australian ginger from the Atherton Tablelands. Similar to Alpinia Caerulea but with burgundy undersides of leaves. A very hardy ginger.

1 to 1.5m
Prefers part shade

A beautiful ginger with white striped foliage and upright shell flowers. A good hardy landscaping plant.

2m
Full sun to part shade

A cold hardy Alpinia which produces pearly pink flowers in Spring. Fairly open and vigorous growth habit.

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2 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A stunning Alpinia with large upright shell-like flowers. Very tight clumping, with tidy upright growth habit. A good landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy clumping ginger with thick lush foliage with a spicy scent when rubbed. Produces upright shell-like flowers. Great as a lush under-storey filler.

1 to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade

A small ginger with thick lush foliage. The foliage has a spicy scent when rubbed. The compact growth habit makes it ideal for borders or under-storey filler.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

This is the preferred ginger for Thai cooking. Tight clumps of beautiful lush green foliage which produces cream flowers.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy cold tolerant ginger which produces large pendulous cream-coloured flowers. A great landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2.5m
Prefers part shade, but can tolerate full sun if kept moist.

A hardy tight clumping ginger, great as a landscaping plant. Produces hanging flowers in Spring and Summer. Also makes a great pot plant on verandas and patios.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A nice tight clumping Alpinia which produces upright soft pink flowers in Spring.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade / Shade

A hardy landscaping plant with tough variegated foliage. Produces hanging flowers in Spring. Great under-storey filler and pot plant.

70 to 150cm
Full sun to part shade

A tall terrestrial orchid with reedy stems, which can grow into large clumps. An easy to grow orchid in gardens which receive full sun. Usually flowers during all of Summer and Autumn.

3 to 4m
Min.temp: -2°C
Full sun to part shade

A beautiful dense ornamental with cream striped leaves. One of the best hedging bamboos due to the thick and uniform bushy foliage.

3m
Part shade / Shade

A shade loving palm particularly suited to growing in pots either indoors or on patios and verandas. Named 'Bamboo Palm' due to its multi-stemmed growth habit, resembling that of bamboo. A great air-purifying plant for indoor spaces and offices.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy ginger with tough green leaves and showy white flowers produced from red cones.

1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy ginger with pinky white flowers on top of green spiralling stems. May be deciduous in cooler climates.

1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A ginger with frilly white flowers on top of red spiralling stems. Stays nice and compact. A good landscaping plant. May be deciduous in cooler climates.

1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A fantastic ornamental ginger with lightly variegated leaves, red stems and frilly white flowers. A good landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A great landscaping plant with stunning variegated foliage and showy white flowers produced from red cones. Deciduous in cool climates.

Up to 5m
Min.temp: Frost free
Full sun to part shade

Grow your own coffee! An evergreen shrub with glossy green foliage which produces masses of white flowers in spring, followed by green berries which turn red when maturing in Autumn. Harvestable berries (coffee beans) within 2 or 3 years of planting.

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1 to 2m
Prefers part shade

A great hardy landscaping ginger with red edible flowers produced from lemon yellow cones.

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1.5 to 2m
Prefers part shade

A hardy and cold tolerant ginger with green cones an frilly white flowers.

1 to 1.5m
Prefers part shade

A beautiful hardy and cold tolerant ginger with variegated foliage with snowy white flowers. Has a tendency to revert to solid green leaves - prune away any stems with green leaves to maintain variegations. Good pot plant.

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2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A highly decorative and unusual Costus with hairy spiraling stems with dark coloured leaves and purple undersides. Flowers rarely but is well worth it just for the foliage.

2 to 3m
Prefers part shade

One of the best ornamental gingers. Its large size and showy flowers make it a great addition to any garden. It flowers nearly year round, both from the tops of the stems and from basal stems. Makes a great pot plant for patios and verandas.

70 to 100cm
Part shade

This is a new release and an absolute gem of a ginger. A compact growing costus with maroon stems and undersides of leaves. As with many costus, the yellow flowers are edible and make a great zesty addition to salads.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

The compact growth and year-round flowering makes this a great addition to the garden. Easy to grow in-ground. Makes great pot plants.

Costus dubius (Showy Costus)
On Sale
1.5 to 2m
Part shade

Dense clumps of lush spiraling stems. White flowers with yellow centres on green cones.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A large costus with bulging nodes giving the stems a bamboo-like appearance. Produces green cones with yellow flowers.

2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Rather tall and slender foliage with yellow flowers.

2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Rather tall and slender foliage with white/red/yellow flowers.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

The main feature of this hardy ginger is the banded or stripy stems. It produces green cones with yellow flowers both from the end of the stems and from basal blooms. A great landscaping plant.

1 to 2m
Part shade

Beautiful hardy ginger with spiraling stems which produces long red cone-like bracts with red and yellow flowers. Good pot plant and cut flower.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

A hardy and cold tolerant ginger with dark green foliage and maroon cones which produce bright pink flowers (usually one at a time). Great pot plant or landscaping plant.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

The real feature of this one is the spectacular 'banded' stems and long curly leaves. Bright red basal inflorescence. It's quite rare that it flowers in cooler climates, but definitely still worth it for the foliage.

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1 to 1.5m
Part shade

A beautiful landscaping plant with very attractive spiralling stems and burgundy undersides of the leaves. Produces flowers both from the tops of the stems as well as from flower spikes from the ground.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade / Shade

A hybrid which shares properties from both varzearum and productus. Great contrasting foliage with maroon undersides. Pink bracts with green tips producing orange tubular flowers. A great landscaping plant.

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Up to 2m
Grows best in part shade

The very hairy spiralling stems makes this ginger very easy to recognise. A medium sized ginger, growing up to 2m in height, with light yellow coloured flowers at the tops of the stems.

1 to 1.5m
Prefers part shade

A somewhat fitting name - the pinky red colour of the flower is 'smudged' into the base of the leaves. Very smooth and tough foliage. A good landscaping ginger and pot plant.

5 to 10m
Min.temp: Frost free
Full sun to part shade

A fast-growing single trunked tall and elegant tree fern with long spreading fronds which creates a wonderful canopy. The Australian Tree Fern is sure to add a tropical rainforest feel to your garden.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade / Shade

A highly decorative plant which is great in protected areas or pots. Flowers easily during Summer and Autumn. Though this plant looks and grows like a ginger, it does not actually belong to the ginger family.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy vigorous grower with lemon yellow crepe flowers.

3 to 5m
Min.temp: Frost free
Full sun to part shade

A multi-stemmed shrub with whorls of strappy green and yellow variegated leaves. A very adaptable plant which can be grown in full sun outdoors, or in lower light levels indoors. A fantastic accent plant in tropical gardens. Hardy indoor pot plant.

3 to 5m
Min.temp: Frost free
Full sun to part shade

A multi-stemmed shrub with whorls of strappy lime green / dark green variegated leaves. A very adaptable plant which can be grown in full sun outdoors, or in lower light levels indoors. A fantastic accent plant in tropical gardens. Hardy indoor pot plant.

1.5m
Part shade / Shade

Despite its name, this plant actually has no relation to bamboo. It is however a fantastic plant for growing indoors or on patios and verandas if you want to achieve a bit of the bamboo look. Cut stems can easily be grown in just water.

3 to 4m
Full sun to part shade

A spectacular torch ginger with dark red bracts.

2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Light pink flower spikes which usually get to 50cm in height. Flowers easily. Good cut flower. As with most of the Torch Gingers, the unopened buds of the flowers are edible and often used in soups, curries and salads in South East Asia.

2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Quite a hardy and prolific flowering torch ginger which produces long lasting light pink flower spikes. The Light Pink Torch tends to be a bit shorter growing than many of the other torch gingers.

3 to 4m
Full sun to part shade

Long-lasting soft-pink flower spikes. Keep moist and well fed during growing season to get optimal flowering. Like most of the Torch Gingers, this one has edible flower buds. The edible torch gingers are commonly called 'bunga kantan' in Malaysia.

2 - 3m
Full sun to part shade

A torch ginger with pure white flowers. Keep moist and well fed during growing season for optimal flowering. The white tends to be a bit less cold tolerant than other torch gingers - best suited to tropics or warm protected gardens elsewhere.

2 to 2.5m
Part shade

Fantastic dark green leaves with purple undersides. Basal tulip-like flowers and occasional terminal flowers (rare).

2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A good landscpaing plant with beautiful tulip-like flowers.

Etlingera hemisphaerica 'Helani Tulip'
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2 to 3m
Part shade

Basal flowering ginger which produces tulip-like flowers.

1.5 to 2m
Part shade

Quite a large hedychium producing fragrant apricot coloured flowers throughout summer.

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1 to 1.5m
Part shade

Stunning white flowers which resemble a moth in flight. Flowers have strong sweet scent.

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1 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

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.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

One of the most popular hedychiums. Beautiful snow white flowers produced throughout summer. Grows well in cooler climates. Needs moist rich soil.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

Spectacular yellow flowers on upright stems. Cold tolerant.

1 to 1.5m
Part shade

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.

2 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

Chocolate coloured bracts with yellow lips and green tips.

2.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy and cold tolerant heliconia with chocolate coloured bracts with yellow lips. A good landscaping plant.

2.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A great landscaping plant with bright red bracts with dark green lips and tips.

2.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Orangy-red bracts with a thin yellow stripe under dark green lip.

2.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Mostly red bracts, with some yellow going to lime green on distal lip and tip.

2.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Red bracts going to yellow and then to green at the lip.

2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A beautiful heliconia with bright yellow bracts with green tips. The Yellow Dancer is one of the more cold tolerant heliconia species.

2.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Bracts of orange going to deep red, sometimes splotchy. Absolutely striking flowers - great for flower arrangements.

2 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

Photo of flower yet to come. A beautiful heliconia with long hanging flowers, bright white stems, and usually quite serrated leaves.

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2.5 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

Waxy white stems and undersides of leaves with long, pendulous bracts of orange and red. A nice feature plant in a warm sheltered position.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

A smaller heliconia with small, pointy, upright flowers, resembling that of a spear.

1 - 2m
Full sun to part shade

Terminal flowers of orange and red. A nice smaller heliconia. Needs nice warm sheltered positions.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

Spiralling bracts on tall flower spikes. Moderately invasive growth habit.

2 to 3m
Full sun to part shade

A cold hardy heliconia with long thin bright yellow bracts.

1 to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade

A great smaller sized heliconia for pots or under-story filler. Stays in quite compact clumps.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

Bright pink bracts with white base and dark green lip. Like many of the orthotrichas, the surface of the bracts have fine velvety hairs.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

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.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

Hot pink bracts makes this heliconia a real attention getter. Great landscaping plant and cut flower.

1.5 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

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.

2 to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A good landscaping plant with dark green foliage with slender pendulous bright red flowers. More cold tolerant than most heliconias.

1.5 to 2m
Prefers part shade

A cold tolerant heliconia with pendulous red bracts.

1 to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade

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.

1 to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade

A great heliconia for cut flowers.

1 to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade

A heliconia found throughout the Daintree rainforest. Orange / yellow flowers. Great filler in tropical gardens.

1 to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade

The golden coloured bracts and wide leaves makes this one a great filler and splash of colour in tropical gardens.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

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.

2 to 2.5m
Part shade

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.

1 to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade

A great landscaping plant with bright red flowers and lush green foliage. A good cut flower.

1.5 to 2m
Full sun to part shade

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.

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1.5m to 2.5m
Full sun to part shade

A hardy winter flowering heliconia which is a bit more cold tolerant than most of the large heliconias. A good landscaping plant.

3m
Min.temp: -10°C
Full sun to part shade

Delicate looking bamboo with fine leaves. Prefers cool temperate climates.

1 to 4m
Part shade / Shade

An easy to grow and cold tolerant philodendron with a slow climbing tendency. Stems and new emerging leaves are bright red which darken as they get older. If allowed to grow up a tree trunk or palm, it will add a fantastic rainforest feel to your garden.

1.5m
Part shade

A great under-story filler plant in tropical gardens. Large light green leaves and masses of small orange bracts produced during summer and autumn. In Peru and Equador, the leaves are often used to wrap food in cooking.

3 to 4m
Full sun to part shade

A fast growing hardy shrub with large glossy leaves. A fantastic screening plant between neighbours. Can be pruned to desired shape and height. Fragrant flowers during Summer which also attract birds. Tolerant to high wind and light frost.

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1 to 1.5m
Part shade

Produces small light green cones which age to bright red. Usually deciduous during winter.

2 to 2.5m
Part shade

A great landscaping plant producing apricot coloured inflorescence during summer, which tend to get quite dark red in Autumn.