This shrub is generally an epiphyte in the wild but grows well in the usual garden situation. Will stand having very restricted roots so is suitable for narrow planters & tubs where soil can get very dry. Leaves are large and shiny green making a bold effect in the garden. Sun or shade. Damaged by heavy frosts. Good coastal plant.
A small hardy tree which withstands coastal winds and dry conditions. Useful for shelter, to provide quick shade for other plants and to stabilize erosion prone slopes, including dunes. Attractive papery seed capsules.
The species selected for cultivation are the less vigorous members of the family and do not "get out of hand". These plants grow in most places and do well in gravel and shingle. Colours are best in full sun
Small slender perennial plant with sky blue flowers produced in profusion over the summer months. Plant in sun or semi-shade in well drained soils. Is more compact in poorer soils. Cut back to retain compact growth. Short lived but self seeds
Broad Leaved Sedge
A sedge with shiny green pendulant leaves up to one metre long. Handsome rusty-brown flower heads are borne on long stems above the leaf clump in summer. Leaves reach best size when grown in a shaded damp place. Often seen on cliffs where there is constant water seepage. Attractive alongside pools.