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Numbers before each plant refer to temporary IFTW labels in the gardens.
Numbers in square brackets
[ ] refer to garden bed Sections. Plants in flower are in bold type.

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10 August 2012

Dracophyllum macranthum

Dracophyllum macranthum
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Today we walk along one arm of the Main Path

  1. Cream tubes of Epacris longiflora [Section 174] are displayed on a bush with long tentacles of close foliage.
  2. The long-flowering Correa bauerlenii [Section 131] or Chef’s Cap Correa has green tubular foliage with exserted stamens on attractive glossy foliage.
  3. Dracophyllum macranthum [Section 240] in a pot has showy pink tubes on ragged foliage. It is currently listed as a vulnerable species.
  4. Leptospermum ‘Pink Cascade’ [Section 240] has five-petalled pink flowers with dark red centres on needle-like foliage.
  5. Grevillea ‘Scarlet Sprite’[Section 240] has bright red spider blooms with long stamens on an open bush.
  6. Tetratheca ciliata [Section 240] has white drooping bells on a compact bush with neat foliage.
  7. Turn left back to the Main Path. Acacia alata var. biglandulosa [Section 240] is in full bloom with white fluffy balls on flattened phyllodes.
  8.  Leptospermum squarrosum [Section 10] has pink tea-tree flowers blooming on the stems of a stiff bush.
  9. Thryptomene saxicola [Section 10] had tiny white/pink flowers on the arching stems of a small bush.
  10.  X Astackea ‘Winter Pink’[Section 10] has tiny bright pink flowers on an airy bush.
  11. Banksia ericifolia var. ericifolia [Section 30] is a medium bush covered in orange banksia blooms.
  12. Grevillea saccata [Section 30] in a pot has orange pouched blooms on drooping foliage.
  13. Banksia spinulosa ’Birthday Candles’ [Section 30] is an attractive low green mound of foliage covered with gold brushes with red styles.
  14. The stunning Banksia spinulosa var. neoanglica [Section 25] is covered in yellow-gold spikes on a small neat bush
  15. Grevillea dimorpha [Section 25], intertwined with the Banksia above, has bright red blooms on upright dark green foliage.
  16. A large bush with soft oval leaves and pendent clusters of red flowers is Grevillea rhyolitica subsp. rhyolitica [Section 25].
  17. Banksia oblongifolia [Section 25] has stubby green brushes on a small angular tree.
  18. Grevillea jephcottii [Section 24] has unusual green flowers on a green bush much loved by nectar feeding birds.
  19. Grevillea epicroca [Section 24] is a large densely-foliaged bush with brick-red pendent clusters of flowers.

Rosalind Walcott.