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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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2 November 2012

Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'

Telopea 'Braidwood Brilliant'
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Today we walk through the cool Rainforest Gully to the sunny Rock Garden

  1. Dendrobium x delicatum [Section 210] is a rock orchid with dainty white bells opposite the Visitors Information Centre. It is now accepted as a natural hybrid between D.kingianum and D. tarberi.
  2. Podolepis monticola [Section 174] is noticeable for its cheerful yellow daisy flowers with a large central disk of stamens on rosettes of light-green woolly foliage.
  3. Rulingia hermanniifolia [Section 210] is a mass of small white flowers with pink buds on dark green ridged foliage.
  4. Alyogyne huegelii ‘West Coast Gem’ [Section 210] is a leggy bush with purple hibiscus style flowers.
  5. Phebalium whitei [Section 210] has bright yellow flowers with long stamens.
  6. Telopea ‘Braidwood Brilliant’ [Section 210] shows numerous stunning red waratah flowers on a tall bush.
  7. Thomasia petalocalyx [Section 210] has soft mauve pendent bells on a low spreading furry-looking bush.
  8. Westringia amabilis [Section 210] is a medium-sized open bush with clusters of white flowers.
  9. Zieria arborescens [Section 148] is a very tall airy shrub with clusters of small white flowers with pink centres.
  10. Go across the bridge and bear right. Vesselowskya rubifolia [Section 147] has white feathery tassels on a small rainforest tree. This tree is quite rare in the wild.
  11. Turn right across the bridge following the Main Path to the Rock Garden. Derwentia perfoliata [Section 15c] or Digger’s Speedwell has drooping bright blue flower stalks held above blue-green stem-clasping heart-shaped foliage. 
  12. Go left up to the steps to see Dillwynia glaberrima [Section 15c] with small clusters of yellow flowers on wispy light green foliage.
  13. Grevillea ‘Poorinda Royal Mantle’ [Section 15d] is a vigorous smothering groundcover with tongue-like leaves and red toothbrush flowers.
  14. Hibbertia fasciculata [Section 15f] forms a small neat bush covered in yellow flowers.
  15. Pimelea humilis [Section 15g] is a groundcover with heads of white flowers.
  16. Turn right to see Zieria odorifera [Section 15f] a small bush with pinkish white flowers and close foliage.
  17. Verticordia galeata [Section 15f] has gold flowers on a small bush.
  18. Ranunculus graniticola [Section 15p] has shiny yellow buttercup flowers on ground hugging clumps of foliage.
  19. Leptospermum rotundifolium ‘Julie Ann’ [Section 15s] has five-petalled pale pink flowers with green centres.
  20. Hibbertia pedunculata [Section 15s] has gold flowers on scrambling foliage.
  21. Olearia lirata [Section 15q] is a soft open shrub of greyish-white branchlets covered in white daisies.
  22. Indigofera australis [Section 4] has white flowers on green pinnate foliage.
  23. Lasiopetalum sp. [Section 4] has tiny mauve bells with dark red centres on a small bush of neat linear foliage.
  24. Thomasia sp. [Section 4] has purple fused flowers on dusty green foliage.
  25. Eremophila oldfieldii subsp. angustifolia [Section 15v] has orange tubular flowers and lime green bracts on a sparse bush of needle-like foliage.
  26. Spyridium scortechinii [Section 4], sometimes known as Pepper and Salt, has white balls of flower on a spare bush.

Rosalind Walcott.