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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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21 September 2012

Philotheca myoporoides subsp. acuta

Philotheca myoporoides subsp. acuta
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Today we visit the Rock Garden

  1. As you leave the Visitors Information Centre on the right is Philotheca myoporoides subsp. acuta [Section 174] showing white star flowers with pink buds on a neat bush.
  2. Bear left up the hill to see Grevillea ‘Goldfever’ [Section 124],a long flowering small shrub with butterscotch yellow spider flowers.
  3. Acronychia littoralis [Section 114] is a small tree with glossy leaves and clusters of small greenish-yellow flowers.
  4. Banksia spinulosa var. spinulosa [Section 109] is a small tree covered in upright gold brushes with deep red styles.
  5. Overarching the path is Acacia melanoxylon [Section 104], a large tree with pale yellow balls of flower.
  6. Chamelaucium ‘Cascade Brook’ [Section 17] is a type of Geraldton Wax with pink five-petalled flowers with maroon centres on an airy bush.
  7. As you enter the Rock Garden Homoranthus flavescens [Section 15a] shows acid yellow blooms with red buds on arching sprays of fine needle foliage.
  8. Acacia pravissima ‘Kuranga Cascade’ [Section 15h]has drooping triangular foliage with bright golden balls of flower.
  9. Acacia pravifolia [Section 15f] is a small upright bush with fluffy golden balls.
  10. Allocasuarina grampiana [Section 15b] is a tall upright shrub with pine like foliage and deep red fluffy flowers along the stems.
  11. A small bush with cream rods on pale green holly-like foliage is Grevillea monticola [Section 15d].
  12. Grevillea manglesii subsp. manglesii [Section 15d] is a large shrub with white starburst flowers.
  13. Homoranthus darwinioides [Section 15f] has small red/cream pendent bells on a bush with dark green foliage.
  14. Daviesia horrida [Section 15f] has extremely spiky foliage and deep yellow/red pea flowers.
  15. Epacris gunnii [Section 15m] is a spindly small upright shrub with white flowers along the stems.
  16. Brachyscome ‘Strawberry Mousse’ [Section 15r] is a groundcover with pink daisy flowers with gold centres.
  17. Lysiosepalum involucratum [Section 15r] has delicate purple bells with dark centres hanging from a prostrate bush.
  18. Ricinocarpus bowmanii [Section 15r] has white flowers with pink stamens on yellow green whorled foliage.
  19. Zieria adenophora [Section 15k], has burgundy foliage studded with tiny white flowers.

Rosalind Walcott.