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Landscape plants to die for

Landscape professionals need landscape plants that are longer lived and are strong growers so that they will perform well in landscapes. But what plants will also give the landscape that real ‘wow’ factor, with stunning coloured foliage and amazing flowers?

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Seeing Red – Hottest New Landscape Plants

New Nandinas and Little Ruby™ Alternanthera are the hottest new landscape plants. That’s because they have red foliage for most of the year.

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera has become so popular because it is low growing, has stunning purple foliage, and copes better with cold than the common form.


Obsession™ Nandina

Obsession™ Nandina is red for 9 to 12 months of the year. Its new growth is red not green. In summer it is very red. Keeps a dense upright growth habit and does not spread with age. The cultivar name ‘SEIKA’ means ‘sacred fire’ in Japanese and was given this name because of the colour of the new growth.


Flirt™ Nandina

Flirt™ Nandina is a ground cover Nandina that is red in Spring Summer and Autumn, but not in winter, unless you live in a very cold place. It is very drought, humidity and cold tolerant, growing well all over Australia. Research has shown this variety is a safe choice around bushland as it will not spread from seed.


Blush™ Nandina

Blush™ Nandina is red in Autumn and Winter, with some red new growth in Summer. Perfect height of 60–70cm to use for fences, borders or hedging. In the winter months, Blush™ Nandina will turn red all over. Very drought, humidity and cold tolerant, growing well all over Australia. A safe choice around bushland, as it will not spread from seed.


Little Ruby™ Alternanthera is a compact ground cover plant with deep burgundy foliage

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera is the perfect mounding ground cover with a compact spreading habit it has stunning deep burgundy foliage that makes it a stand out plant.

Little Ruby Alternanthera dentata 'LRU30' PBR

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera is a third of the size of common Alternanthera dentata, it grows approx 30cm to 40cm tall and 60cm to 90cm wide and grows in full sun to part shade. Little Ruby loves humidity. It’s perfectly suited to Northern NSW and QLD. In cold climates plant it in a sheltered position to protect it from frost.

Little Ruby can be used as a ground cover, water plant or in containers. For low growing purple foliage all year round Little Ruby is a great choice.

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