Plants (A-Z)

Bauera rubioides (Dog Rose)

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Small shrub from Mt Barney & Mt Lindesay.  Thin wiry branches are slightly hairy. Whorled leaves. Attractive and prolific pink or white flowers with 4 to 10 petals in spring and summer. Also been referred to as Madder-Leaved Bauera. Rambling shrub to 2 metres.  Occurs in wet, shaded areas of New South wales, Victoria, Tasmania… Read more

Calotis lappulacea

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Common name is Yellow Burr-Daisy or. Mallee Burr-Daisy Perennial herb forming a low rounded mound. Flowering spring and summer. Suits most soils including heavy clay. Full Shade / Filtered Sun Very fast coloniser of bare soils and therefore useful for hostile sites. Tubestock from Kumbartcho December 2019… Read more

Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo Vine)

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Tubestock from Kumbartcho Nursery December 2019 Label says: Scrambling / Climbing Woody Vine or Ground Cover to 5 Metres, Evergreen Perennial, Bright Green leaves to 12 cm, Yellowish flowers to 5mm, Purplish-Black grape-like edible fruit Semi-Shade / Shade Soil/Conditions: Moist / Well-Drained Joseph’s Coat Moth Host Plant Bird Attracting Hanging Basket plant Indoor Plant Aboriginal… Read more

Clivia

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This pale yellow clivia is by the path to the front door. Along the west fence is the more common orange clivia. It has moved around a little but seems to have found its niche. Poor clay soil, deep shade in winter, not so deep in summer. I cut off the seed pods after the… Read more

Cullen tenax – Emu foot

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Atractive nitrogen-fixing vine with common name of Wild or Native Lucerne Host plant for the Chequered Swallowtail, Common grass blue and the Tailed pea blue butterflies Small purple flowers attract native bees. I got the tubestock from Kumbartcho Nursery and put it in this hanging pot and forgot about it. Transplanted December 2019 in front… Read more

Cupaniopsis parvifolia- Small Leaved Tuckeroo

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A hardy, small tree, up to 20 m but usually smaller, with spreading crown creating good shade. Small panicles of pale flowers are followed by bird-attractive fruits. Host Plant for Deudorix diovis (Bright Cornelian) butterfly. Caterpillars tended by ants. Tubestock from Kumbartcho December 2019… Read more

Cyathea Cooperi tree fern

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Planted August 2019 in front west garden towards the bottom of the slope. It is shaded by trees above, and most morning sun will be blocked by the westringia. The plan is that it will grow to be an understory plant and get more sun as it is bigger and more able to cope as… Read more

Dianella brevipendunctulata – Blue Flax-Lily

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Dianella berries (November 2018) on front verge. Rich purple berries follow delicate flowers. Bought as tubestock (3), Kumbartcho, December 2016.Planted on west side of tank. Bought as tubestock (30), Kumbartcho, December 2016.Planted on south side of verge. Label says:Herb to 60 cm HighAspect: Full Sun / Semi-ShadeSoil/Conditions: Dry / Well-DrainedEvergreen Perennial, Dark Green arching strap-like… Read more