Australian Natives at the Chelsea Flower Show

Australians again won a gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show for an Australian Show Garden. The design reflects the Australian outdoors lifestyle, with outdoor living areas and a great built-in barbecue and outdoor kitchen. I would love to have even a very modified version of this!

There is a list of the plants used on the website. I was a bit disappointed really. There were only 6 Native Australian plants, that I recognised.

  • Dianella revoluta ‘Baby Bliss’
  • Dianella revoluta ‘Little Rev’
  • Dianella tasmanica ‘DT23’ (PBR) Emerald Arch
  • Dianella caerulea ‘DCNCO’ (PBR) Breeze
  • Thysanotus multiflorus
  • Xanthorrhoea priessii

The idea was to use hardy, drought resistant plants. I can think of a number of others that would fit this category, that are Australian native plants. However the plants in this list are special in their features.

 

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  1. […] Xanthorrhoea priessii is a Western Australian species. This species was one of the plants used by the winning garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. Xanthorrhoea quadrangulata and Xanthorrhoea semiplana are the South Australian species of Grass Tree. […]

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