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.