ANYTHING BUT GREEN
Add striking shapes and pattern in shades of deep purple, intense magenta, blazing reds and soft silvers with foliage that goes way past basic green
Plants that boast striking foliage in magnificent shades of red, purple, magenta and silver will bring your home and garden to life, naturally
contrast Kalanchoe orgyalis ‘Copper spoons’
With velvety green and copper leaves, this succulent likes warm, dry conditions and lots of sunlight.
sculptural Phormium ‘Veneer’
With rich chocolate, red and sometimes pink tones, this plant adds striking, sculptural interest in gardens or pots. It loves sun. Small pot, $14.99, H&M Home.
delicate Nandina domestica ‘Filamentosa’
The lace-like leaves of this dwarf shrub turn from vivid green to bronze, orange or red in the autumn. It enjoys sun or shade and flowers in late spring. Tara Shackell Large Ceramic planter in White Glaze, $85, Koskela.
hot hue Coprosma ‘Tequila Sunrise’
Plant this vibrant evergreen shrub as hedging, in a pot or poolside. It loves full sun and needs to be pruned for density. Small basket, $29.99, H&M Home.
bold colour Croton codiaeum ‘Joseph’s coat’ Crotons are known for their bright, fiery foliage. Make them pop in a gold or bronze pot. They’re perfect as houseplants and like lots of light. Copper planter, $94, Lightly. feature Euphorbia tiraculi ‘Firesticks’
Make a statement with this architectural succulent. Plant in a show-stopping pot, or use as hedging. This one likes it hot and sunny! Palm Springs planter in Turmeric, $104, Lightly.
flowering Convolvulus cneorum ‘Silverbush’
You’ll be rewarded with a show of pretty white flowers for most of the year with this shrub. It loves full sun and thrives in coastal areas. Splatter pot in White, $59, Zakkia.
screening Eremophila nivea ‘Emu bush’
If you let this plant grow, it will provide privacy as well as a display of purple flowers. Grow in a sunny spot. Cami Medium pot, $79.95, Country Road.
easy care Cotyledon orbiculata ‘Pig’s ears’
The powdery leaves of this succulent give a nice contrast to plants with darker foliage. Plant in a pot or garden in full sun. Ceramic pot with saucer, $7, Kmart.
scented Lavandula stoechas ‘Silver Anouk’
Aside from the classic scent, lavender is a hardy plant that can be grown anywhere, as long as it’s exposed to some sun. Large Handle pot in White, $39, Zakkia.
trailing Dichondra argentea ‘Silver falls’
As the name suggests, this plant spills over the edges of planters like a waterfall. Position in full sun. Black Metal planter, $132, and Orb Ceramic planter,
$169, DEA Store.
THE LINE UPOPPOSITE Copper spoons plant, Garden Life. Latitude Wide planter in Natural, $189, Family Love Tree. Etra leather floor cushion (80cm x 80cm), $399, Country Road. Basix Linen curtain in Sable Sheer (1.45m x 3m), $249, Hale Mercantile Co. ON FLOOR CUSHION Throw, $59.99, H&M Home. Chela cushion in Beetroot (50cm x 50cm), $69.95, Country Road. ON WALL Haymes Expressions Interior Expressions Low Sheen Acrylic paint in Deep Canyon, $39.80 for 4L. ON FLOOR Gather Co. “Malina Terracotta” Diamond tile (13cm x 22.5cm), from $360 a sq m, Di Lorenzo. Ambre boujad rug, $2100, Tigmi Trading. Geant Rectangle cushion in Burnt Orange (40cm x 60cm), $109.95, Eadie Lifestyle. Mizu teapot, $120, Mizu teacups, $26 each, Shigaraki Ceramic bowl, $65, and Japanese Brass Loop spoon, $36, DEA Store.