Welcome back Perthlings!


Yet another week has flown by and here we have another update for you!


It has been an amazing couple of weeks here at WPF HQ, we have been welcoming in some awesome new stock to grow to perfection over the next few weeks of wonderful Perth Spring/Summer weather. It is so good to see our stock list starting to swell it's pages once again.


This week we have several new additions to the list but also want to remind you of some old favourites too.


The amazing deep burgundy colour of Alternanthera Little Ruby makes it a firm favourite that flies out the door as fast as we can grow them!  It's mounding ground-cover growth habit is compact but spreading, making it a really flexible feature in the garden. It likes humidity, but also tolerates frost better than other Alternanthera; displaying white flowers in spring and reaching a potential maximum size of 40cm H x 90cm W.  Plant in full sun to part shade in well drained moist soils and it will look great in containers, as a border or ground cover in garden beds.


A new addition to our Camellia range is the Sasanqua Weroona; it's deep pink buds open into large white flowers with soft pink margins contrasting with it's glossy evergreen foliage. So versatile, perfect for hedging, feature planting and screening when planted in well drained soil in full sun to part shade. Protect from harsh sun and strong winds and you should enjoy a maximum growth around 2.5m tall x 2m wide.

Last but by no means least are our stunning Ficus Hillii standards in 400mm pots perfect statement pieces to line a driveway, stand sentry at the entry or proud as punch on the patio! It's dense, glossy evergreen foliage will look amazing in full sun or part shade and can tolerate a windy position. With regular pruning of foliage and roots it can be kept in a container happily.


Have a great week!


Best wishes




Joanne Hughes

Wanneroo Plant Farm

Ph: 08 9405 2615

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Indoor jungles...

Hola Perthlings,

Another week has flown by us, as has the first half of Winter already and in spite of the occasional nasty storm we haven't had too much to complain about with the odd stunning day or too like today! However, we're in for some more wet windy stuff next week so our thoughts are going indoors to keep us all feeling warm and upbeat!

Our first pick of the week is the gorgeous, big bushy Ficus Lyrata aka Fiddle-leaf Fig in 400mm pots, originating from West Africa and thriving in rainforests it can grow up to 50ft tall if planted in an ideal habitat outside. Thankfully, when grown indoors in a nice-size pot you'll appreciate its maximum potential growth only being 10ft tall. Be careful not to over-water as some can be killed with kindness and to help it live a long and happy life in your home give it a humidifier or two. Our second pick is a native of South America, the Philodendron Rojo Congo in 200mm, these bad boys are amazing value for money and add a splash of colour to the philodendron varieties with its glossy green-burgundy foliage and upward/outward growth habit rather than the creeping, vine-like growth of so many other members of the Philo family.

On a slighter sweeter and definitely upbeat note, while on the subject of fabulous foliage, I was pondering the magical talents of a special lady whose sweet treats and decorating are tantamount to artwork! I have ordered myself a special birthday cup cake creation from Jenne at Posh Little Cakes having sampled her incredible sweet treats and now I'm hooked! My absolute predicament is which fancy floral or fabulous foliage design to choose and share with our team here at WPF. The many different designs and delicacies magically created by Jenne can be seen beautifully showcased on her website through the link below, perfect for the plant-loving person in your life but not limited to plant or flower themed either! Jenne's incredible imagination has created many a bespoke, personalised celebration masterpiece, divine macarons, wedding favours and melting moments to die for! Enjoy!


Have a great week :)


Joanne Hughes

Wanneroo Plant Farm

Ph: 08 9405 2615


08 9405 2615

08 9306 4177

183 Dundebar Rd
Wanneroo, 6065

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