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is a species lily renowned for its spicy fragrance. Native to Japan, it is known as the gold band lily, with crimson-speckled blooms (up to 20cm across) and gold bands in each petal. Well established bulbs reach 120cm high and carry more than 12 flowers per stem. From NZ Bulbs.
ROSA ‘A MOMENT IN TIME’
is a Floribunda with fragrant, blush-champagne blooms. Bred by rosarian Bob Matthews, this elegant rose has a new vintage flower form, healthy vigour and repeat flowering. Height: 1m. Available from Matthews Nurseries.
ROSA ‘VINTAGE MISS’
has a soft fragrance and cupped, vintage-shaped flowers in rich shades of pink. A repeat-flowering Floribunda, it’s part of New Zealand-breeder Bob Matthews’ new range of roses, ‘My Rose Collection’, which is inspired by Bob’s earlier release, the great rose ‘My Mum’. Height: 1.1m. Available from Matthews Nurseries.
NIGELLA ORIENTALIS ‘TRANSFORMER’
produces attractive, if unusual looking, yellow flowers followed by equally unusual seedpods. Both stages are great for picking, with flower stems reaching 75cm high. This hardy annual is available from Egmont Seeds.
CYMBIDIUM ‘JUST A KIWI BOY’
has, as its name suggests, been selected and bred in New Zealand. Its large blooms, 8-10cm across, appear from July to September and sport a yellow-gold coat with a scarlet lip. Bright and cheerful, plants are available from Eva Orchids.
NIGELLA PAPILLOSA ‘AFRICAN BRIDE’
has pure white blooms and contrasting deep rich purple stamens. Its lacy foliage is typical of nigella species, its blooms followed by striking red seedpods. A great cottage garden annual and cut flower. Seeds are available from Egmont Seeds.
KHAN FLAME ‘MOCHA’
is a standard cymbidium orchid with full, rounded blooms in rich chocolate with a wide crimson lip. Its stems are strong and upright, and bear many blooms. This is an easy growing variety. Plants are available from Eva Orchids.
LEUCOTHOE ‘CRIMSON GLOBE’ (FETTERBUSH)
is an evergreen shrub selected, bred and introduced by Blue Mountain Nurseries. Plants produce beetroot-red to bronze autumn and winter colouring; in summer, it has pretty racemes of white lily of the valley type flowers. Height: 75 cm.