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Take a look at what’s hot in plants, curl up with a beau­ti­ful new book, and cast your eye over some great ideas for your gar­den

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1The breed­ing pro­gram at West­ern Aus­tralia’s Kings Park and Botanic Gar­den has pro­duced two new scaevolas that sport a mass of blooms from spring to au­tumn, and are tol­er­ant of frost and drought. ‘Kings Park Moon­light’ has white flow­ers, while blooms on ‘Kings Park Mid­night’ are deep pur­ple. They grow to 25cm high and 1m wide in full sun or part shade. ramm.com.au

2Bril­liant yel­low flow­ers with twice the usual num­ber of petals and no sta­mens adorn the un­per­fumed dou­ble Asi­atic lily ‘Sun­dew’. They are just as tough as the sin­gle va­ri­eties, and their blooms last well in gar­den beds and vases. tes­se­laar.net.au

3The white-spot­ted, pink Pe­tu­nia ‘Baby Doll’ adds a splash of colour to the gar­den. It loves hot, sunny weather and does well in gar­den beds or con­tain­ers. Its trail­ing habit also makes it ideal to in­clude in hang­ing bas­kets. bal­laus­tralia.com

4‘Cherry Falls’ is an ideal tomato for lim­ited space, and its cas­cad­ing habit suits hang­ing bas­kets and other con­tain­ers. Pro­duc­ing masses of fruit on bushy plants, it’s one of the new tomato seed range from Mr Fothergills, which is well timed for the plant­ing sea­son. mr­fothergills.com.au

5The cold-hardy Sona­tini hip­peas­trum ‘Sweet Six­teen’ reaches 30–40cm in height, and is more com­pact than reg­u­lar hip­peas­trums. Easy-going and vig­or­ous, Sona­tini hip­peas­trums pro­duce up to seven buds on each stem, which open into strik­ing pink flow­ers about 10cm wide. The blooms lasts well on the plant and as a cut flower. tes­se­laar.net.au

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