SHOP WIN­DOW

What’s new in gar­den cen­tres

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PUR­PLE SWEET­HEART

With flow­ers rem­i­nis­cent of lit­tle roses, the Aloha range of dou­ble flow­ered Cal­i­bra­choa (mini petu­nia) of­fer a tidy com­pact plant with masses of bloom. New this sum­mer, the lat­est colour to join the col­lec­tion is Cal­i­bra­choa Aloha Dou­ble Pur­ple, stun­ning in bright grape pur­ple.

LIKES FULL SUN OR PART SHADE FLOW­ERS SPRING, SUM­MER, AU­TUMN GROWS 15CM TALL AND 40CM WIDE

VER­TI­CAL AC­CENT

Plants that flower in sky­ward point­ing spires bring dra­matic con­trast to any gar­den. This sum­mer, a strik­ing new pair of peren­nial veron­i­cas bring ad­di­tional re­wards of rich colours and peak per­for­mance. Veron­ica Aspire in sat­u­rated deep-rose pro­duces its flow­ers on com­pact, long-last­ing spires. Veron­ica Ven­ture Blue sends up spire af­ter spire of deep pur­ple blue flow­ers on a com­pact, clump form­ing plant. Both flow­ers and fo­liage have ex­tra sub­stance due to their breed­ing. Aspire and Ven­ture Blue are quick and easy to grow.

LIKES FULL SUN OR PART SHADE FLOW­ERS SPRING AND SUM­MER GROWS 20-30CM TALL

PRE­MIUM PLANT FOOD

Now avail­able in con­ve­nient 100g packs, Bur­net’s Gold Plant Food range is spe­cially de­signed to meet the nu­tri­tional needs of spe­cific gar­den plants. Con­trolled-re­lease for­mu­la­tions feed plants as they grow for up to 3 months. Or longer in the case of Bur­net’s Gold Long Term Plant Food which feeds trees and shrubs for up to 12 months, ideal when es­tab­lish­ing new hedges and other per­ma­nent plant­ings. All Bur­net’s Gold plant foods are suit­able for use in pots or gar­den beds. Find out more at bur­nets.co.nz and turn to page 38 to be in to win!

LIGHT UP THE SHADE

New Carex Spark Plug is an in­ter­est­ing new shade lover that can’t quite make up its mind whether it is a minia­ture bam­boo or a grass. An in­ter­est­ing tufted habit and brightly striped fo­liage make it an ideal choice where a splash of colour is needed to brighten a gloomy cor­ner. This is a great filler plant, lovely with ferns. Avail­able from De­cem­ber 2018.

LIKES SHADE

GROWS 35CM TALL AND WIDE

EN­CHANT­ING TRIO

From the breed­ers of the hugely suc­cess­ful laven­der ‘The Princess Laven­der’ come the lat­est Fairy Wings Laven­ders, named for their long rib­bon like bracts and ri­otous mass of scented bloom. The col­lec­tion of three Fairy Wings laven­ders fea­tures Spellbound (laven­der mauve), Ra­di­ance (deep pink) and Whim­si­cal (pale blush). With their com­ple­men­tary tones and com­pact aro­matic fo­liage, Fairy Wings com­bine beau­ti­fully to­gether in one large pot, or in a gar­den bed. Ideal for coastal gar­dens, the three fairies are drought tol­er­ant and easy care. Read more on page 28.

LIKES FULL SUN

FLOW­ERS SPRING AND SUM­MER GROWS 70CM TALL AND WIDE

NOVEL NEW­COMER

De­scribed as a ‘mar­vel of modern breed­ing’ new Neme­sia Plums and Custard packs a lot of punch. Not just for its re­mark­able sun­shine yel­low and pur­ple colour com­bi­na­tion, but also a pow­er­ful per­fume. A tidy rounded habit and ex­tended flow­er­ing sea­son makes this award win­ning plant an ex­cel­lent choice for sum­mer pots and small gar­dens. Avail­able from De­cem­ber 2018.

LIKES FULL SUN FLOW­ERS SUM­MER GROWS 25CM TALL AND WIDE

GAR­DEN FRIENDLY

Decades of breed­ing have gone into mak­ing the lat­est Inca Al­stroe­me­rias. No more nasty in­va­sive­ness or leggy stems flop­ping in bad weather - th­ese com­pact peren­nial plants are tai­lor made for gar­dens. With large flow­ers pro­duced in great vol­ume they make ex­cep­tional con­tainer plants and are good for pick­ing too. There is an Inca colour to suit all tastes. New this sea­son we have sub­tle peachy cream Inca Sun­dance and bold Inca Sa­fari in bright or­ange and yel­low.

LIKES FULL SUN

FLOW­ERS SPRING AND SUM­MER GROWS 50CM TALL AND WIDE

HOT TICKET EVENT

The New Zealand Flower & Gar­den Show This in­cred­i­ble show kicks into gear on the 28th of Novem­ber, and runs un­til the 2nd De­cem­ber. Held at The Trusts Arena, West Auck­land. In­spir­ing gar­den dis­plays, In­ter­na­tional award-win­ning de­sign­ers, gourmet food and bev­er­ages and why not in­dulge in a spot of re­tail ther­apy? Don’t miss this op­por­tu­nity to treat your­self, fam­ily and friends to a flo­ral and hor­ti­cul­tural spec­tac­u­lar. VIP Ex­pe­ri­ences are on sale now at nzflow­er­gar­den­show.co.nz. Gen­eral ad­mis­sion tick­ets from www.ticketek.co.nz

PRETTY AND PETITE

Al­stroe­me­ria In­ti­can­cha Moon is the lat­est colour op­tion in the pop­u­lar In­ti­can­cha range of dwarf Al­stroe­me­rias. In soft shades of lilac and white this lat­est sen­sa­tion joins re­cent re­leases In­ti­can­cha In­digo (bold pur­ple) and In­ti­can­cha Magic White, which is pos­si­bly the whitest white among dwarf al­stroe­me­rias. In a choice of easy-care colours, In­ti­can­chas com­bine tightly com­pact growth with a larger flower size. They’re ideal for pots.

LIKES FULL SUN

FLOW­ERS SUM­MER

GROWS 25CM TALL AND WIDE

DECK THE HALLS

New Ger­bera Pa­tio Ka­roo is an ex­tra large flow­ered form of pot ger­bera. Just in time for Christ­mas dec­o­rat­ing, pa­tio ger­beras are ideal as out­door ta­ble dec­o­ra­tion or for a brightly lit room in­doors. Avail­able from De­cem­ber 2018.

LIKES FULL SUN OR PART SHADE

FLOW­ERS SPRING, SUM­MER, AU­TUMN

GROWS 25CM TALL AND WIDE

BAS­KET BEAUTY

A new form of ba­copa (aka Sutera cor­data), Ba­copa Me­gaCopa White boasts mar­ket-lead­ing heat tol­er­ance along with a tidy highly-branched growth habit and sig­nif­i­cantly larger flow­ers. Masses of snowy white flow­ers cover this trail­ing plant for months on end. While most ba­copa will slow down over the hottest months Me­gaCopa White keeps go­ing. The flow­ers sit above its leafy canopy, cre­at­ing a high im­pact dis­play, which is both easy-care and stun­ning in hang­ing bas­kets or pots. Avail­able from De­cem­ber 2018.

LIKES SUN OR PART SHADE FLOW­ERS SPRING, SUM­MER, AU­TUMN GROWS 15CM TALL AND 45CM WIDE

FLAG WA­VER

New Laven­der Javelin Deep Pur­ple is ex­cep­tional among Span­ish laven­ders for its uni­for­mity and vigour. The flags at the top of each flower clus­ter are larger than usual, of­ten with more flags per flower. Great as a hedge, this com­pact shrub has fra­grant fo­liage and is very free flow­er­ing. Avail­able from De­cem­ber 2018.

LIKES FULL SUN OR PART SHADE FLOW­ERS SPRING, SUM­MER, AU­TUMN GROWS 50CM TALL AND 40CM WIDE

MAGIC MOSS

For bet­ter, juicer, tastier straw­ber­ries try mix­ing new Eg­mont Magic Straw­berry Moss into your soil or plant­ing mix and use it as a mulch. Straw­berry Moss sig­nif­i­cantly en­hances water re­ten­tion and nu­tri­ent up­take. It also con­tains seaweed for bet­ter root growth and its an­ti­fun­gal prop­er­ties stop fruit from rot­ting.

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