butterfly host plants

Cullen tenax – Emu foot thumbnail

Cullen tenax – Emu foot

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

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Hymenosporum flavum (Native Frangipani) thumbnail

Hymenosporum flavum (Native Frangipani)

Tree to 20 Metres High with cream fragrant flowers darkening to yellow in autumn through to summer. This one is staying in a pot Bird Attracting Butterfly Attracting Bee Attracting Prune young and regularly for best effect  … Read more

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Ozothamnus diosmifolius – Rice Flower thumbnail

Ozothamnus diosmifolius – Rice Flower

Common names: Sago Bush, Rice Flower, White Dogwood, Pill Flower Shrub to 2.5 Metres High by 2 Metres Spread Full Sun / Semi-Shade, Adaptable Description: Dense Upright Habit Evergreen Perennial Dark Green aromatic leaves to 15 mm long White flowers in 3 mm clusters of 20 to 100 in Spring to Summer Attracts Australian Painted… Read more

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Melastoma malabathricum was Melastoma affine (Blue Tongue) thumbnail

Melastoma malabathricum was Melastoma affine (Blue Tongue)

(was Melastoma affine, also known as Native Lassiandra) Native Lassiandra is a rounded shrub grows to three metres high with lilac flowers to five cm across, and flowers from Spring to Autumn. It has attractive rough textured leaves, and purple stems. The purple pulp of the fruit stains the mouth which is why this bush… Read more

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Glycosmis trifolata – Pink Lime Bush thumbnail

Glycosmis trifolata – Pink Lime Bush

Glycosmis trifoliata – known as Òrange Berry or Pink Lime Bush Rounded open habit, evergreen, perennial shrub to 4 Metres Full Sun / Semi-Shade Moist /Well-Drained Green glossy leaves to 15 cm long White flowers to 5 mm in clusters in Spring to Summer Pink soft berry fruit to 12 mm diameter Family: Rutaceae Natural Habitat: Dry… Read more

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Alphitonia excelsa thumbnail

Alphitonia excelsa

Alphitonia excelsa, commonly known as the red ash or soap tree Fast growing, semi-deciduous tree – when planted in a well-drained position it makes a splendid shade tree which can grow to a height of about 21 m in warm moist conditions – keep in pot Food plant for the caterpillars of the moonlight jewel (Hypochrysops delicia) and… Read more

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Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo Vine) thumbnail

Cissus antarctica (Kangaroo Vine)

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

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Dianella  brevipendunctulata – Blue Flax-Lily thumbnail

Dianella brevipendunctulata – Blue Flax-Lily

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

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