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.

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Have a great week!

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Best wishes

 

Jo

 

Joanne Hughes

Wanneroo Plant Farm

Ph: 08 9405 2615

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Winter on the way out!


Hey Perthites,

Another Winter week passes us by and our thoughts turn more to the ease of planting out Spring projects!

Dioon Spinulosum is our first featured photo in 250mm pots also known as the Gum Palm but looking surprisingly like a fern! Very slow to grow but can ultimately achieve a whopping 3-4 meters diameter and 15 meters height in ideal conditions, they can be grown indoors, outside, in pots or planted out as a feature. Foliage can burn in full sun so a bit of broken shade is preferred in a frost and drought-free spot.

Our middle ground, flowering plant pick is the gorgeous Dietes Grandiflora also known as Wild Iris. Not an Australian native but very much at home here in WA loving full or part sun. In ideal planting situations maximum growth can be 1m by 1m in a fabulous clumping form created by overlapping green grassy foliage and tall statement stems bearing stunning Iris-shaped flowers of white, orange and purple. Dietes make flexible additions for containers, borders or mass planting and are fairly hardy and low-maintenance once established.

Finally our low-growing ground cover of the week is the Myoporum Insulare, native across WA to NSW and Tasmania it has a few common names, Boobialla being one. Thriving in a sandy, coastal habitat it's growth can be both prostrate and upright to a max of 6m in height, flowering occurs towards the end of Winter and right through Spring with a show of white flowers and purple berries that the birds enjoy! Resilient to most weather but frost can cause defoliation.

Enjoy the photos guys and don't hesitate to call if you have any questions.

Have a great final week of Winter!

Best wishes

Jo

Joanne Hughes

Wanneroo Plant Farm

Ph: 08 9405 2615

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