106 New plants

Plants to buy now, plus gar­den events to at­tend around the coun­try.

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LILIUM AURATUM

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.

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