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Garden Plants

Family
Species
Common name

 

Athyrium niponicum var. pictum 'Ursula's Red' - Painted fern

Griselinia littoralis

Rhopalostylis sapida - Nikau Palm

Gaura lindhemeri 'So White' - Butterfly Bush

Echinacea purpurea

Eucomis comosa - Pineapple Lily

Trillium sessile

Loropetalum chinese var. rubra 'Razzleberri' - Razzleberri

Acer palmatum 'Atropurpureum' - Japanese Maple

Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'

Cupressus sempervrens - Mediterranean Cypress

Helleborus - Hellebore

Spathiphyllum - Peace Lily

Crassula ovata - Jade Plant

Zantedeschia hybrids - Calla Lily

Agavaceae

Agave attenuata - Agave

Hosta species

Furcraea marginata

Yucca elephantipes

Yucca filifera 'Garland's Gold'

Alstroemeriaceae

Alstroemeria sp. - Peruvian Lily

Amaryllidaceae

Clivia miniata - Clivia

Narcissus - Daffodils

Sprekelia formosissima - Aztec or Jacobean Lily

Apocynaceae

Plumeria - Frangipani

Asphodelaceae

Aloe bainseii

Cordyline australis - Cabbage Tree

Cordyline stricta

Araliaceae

Hedera helix - Ivy

Meryta sinclairii Puka

Pseudopanax arboreus - Five Finger

Pseudopanax crassifolius - Lancewood

Araceae

Arisaema ringens - Cobra lily

Arisaema sikokianum

Arum palaestinum - Black Calla Lily

Colocasia and Alocasia species - Elephant Ears

Asphodelaceae

Aloe plicatilis Fan aloe

Asteraceae

Cosmos

Dahlia imperialis - Tree dahlia

Gazania hybrids - Sunbathers Daisies

Gerbera

Olearia traversii Silver Ake Ake

Pericallis x hybrida (syn. Senecio cruentus) - Cineraria

Begoniaceae

Begonia 'Solenia' - Solenia® Patio Begonias

Berberidaceae

Mahonia lomariifolia Chinese holly grape

Bignoniaceae

Campsis grandiflora - Chinese Trumpet Vine

Jacaranda mimosifolia - Jacaranda

Blandfordiaceae

Blandfordia grandiflora - Christmas Bells

Blechnaceae

Blechnum novae-zealandiae Kiokio

Bombacaceae

Chorisia speciosa - Floss Silk Tree

Boraginaceae

Echium fastuosum - Echium

Myosotidium hortensia - Chatham Island Forget-Me-Not

Bromeliaceae

Vase Plant - Bromeliads

Calycanthaceae

Chimonantus praecoxWintersweet

Campanulaceae

Campanula portenschlagiana 'Resholdt's Variety'

Lobelia cardinalis - Cardinal flower

Pratia angulata

Caprifoliaceae

Viburnum plicatum var. tomentosum - Doublefile Viburnum

Convallariaceae

Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens' - Black Mondo Grass

Crassulaceae

Kalanchoe 'Freedom Bells'

Sedum mexicana 'Acapulco Gold'

Cycadaceae

Cycas revoluta - Sago palm

Cyperaceae

Carex glauca - Blue sedge

Cyperus haspan - Dwarf Papyrus

Dracaenaceae

Dracaena draco - Dragon Tree

Dracaena marginata 'Tricolor'

Ericaceae

Pieris japonica Japanese Pieris, Japanese Andromeda, Lily of the Valley shrub

Euphorbiaceae

Euphorbia pulcherrima - Poinsettia

Fabaceae

Trifolium repens 'Purpurascens Quadrifolium' - Four Leaf Clover

Fagaceae

Quercus robur - English Oak

Gunneraceae

Gunnera prorepens and Gunnera flavida

Hamamelidaceae

Liquidambar styraciflua - Liquidambar

Heliconiaceae

Heliconia humilis Lobster Claw

Hyacinthaceae

Veltheimia capensis, Veltheimia bracteata

Hydrangeaceae

Dichroa versicolor 'Blue Sapphires'

Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolarisClimbing hydrangea

Hydrangea macrophylla 'Trophy'

Hydrangea paniculata 'Grandiflora' - Pee Gee Hydrangea

Illiciaceae

Illicium anisatum - Japanese Anise

Iridaceae

Crocus spp. - Crocus

Gladiolus (Sword Lily)

Moraea - Fortnight lily

Schizostylis coccinea - Crimson Flag

Lamiaceae

Ajuga reptans

Origanum rotundifolium 'Kent Beauty' - Ornamental origanum

Leguminosae

Acacia baileyana - Golden Wattle

Sophora 'Dragon's Gold' - Dwarf Kowhai

Liliaceae

Arthropodium cirratum - Rengarenga

Fritillaria meleagris - Snake's Head Fritillary

Hemerocallis - Daylily

Kniphofia species - Red-Hot Poker

Melastomataceae

Tibouchina species - Glory bush, lasiandra

Malvaceae

Abutilon - Chinese Lantern

Hibiscus rosa-sinensis - Hibiscus

Meliaceae

Melia azedarach

Myrtaceae

Feijoa sellowiana (syn. Acca sellowiana) - Feijoa

Metrosideros excelsa - Pohutukawa

Metrosideros kermadecensis 'Variegata' - Winter-flowering pohutukawa

Myrtus communis - True Myrtle

Nyctaginaceae

Bougainvillea

Oleaceae

Olea europaea - Olive tree

Osmanthus 'Pearly Gates'

Paeoniaceae

Paeonia suffruticosa - Chinese Tree Peony

Papaveraceae

Meconopsis betonicifolia, Meconopsis grandis - Himalayan Blue Poppy

Papaver nudicaule - Iceland Poppy

Papilionaceae

Clianthus puniceus 'Albus' - White Kaka Beak

Phormiaceae

Phormium cookianum 'Platt's Black'

Xeronema callistemon - Poor Knights Lily

Plumbaginaceae

Plumbago auriculata 'Royal Cape' - Plumbago

Poaceae

Imperata cylindrica - Blood Grass

Polypodiaceae

Platycerium superbum - Staghorn Fern

Primulaceae

Cyclamen hederifolium - Cyclamen

Primula denticulata - Drumstick primula

Proteaceae

Banksia spinulosa 'Birthday Candles'

Grevillea gaudichaudi

Grevillea spp. - Grevillea

Serruria florida - Blushing Bride

Telopea speciosissima - Waratah

Ranunculaceae

Clematis napaulensis Clematis

Rosaceae

Prunus persica - Peach/Nectarine

Prunus - Flowering Cherry

Rubiaceae

Coprosma 'Rainbow Surprise'

Gardenia species

Sapindaceae

Alectryon excelcus - Titoki

Saxifragaceae

Bergenia cordifolia

Scrophulariaceae

Bowkeria gerrardiana (also known as Bowkeria verticillata) - Natal shell-flower

Heliohebe hulkeana (was Hebe hulkeana) - New Zealand lilac

Nemesia - Nemesia strumosa

Sterculiaceae

Brachychiton acerifolius - Flame Tree

Strelitiziacaeae

Strelitzia reginae Bird of Paradise

Theaceae

Gordonia axillaris

Thymelaeaceae

Daphne

Pimelea 'Silver Ghost'

Verbenaceae

Aloysia triphylla - Lemon Verbena

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