Hosta Fire Island or plantain Lily is a clump forming perennial plant that has an attractive, dense mound of pale yellow heart shaped foliage, that then turn to a very pale greenish colour and in the late summer, lilac coloured funnel shaped blooms appear above the foliage on stems.
Hostas will go dormant at the end of April - May, meaning they loose all of their foliage and there is no sign of them above ground level during the Winter months, then in the Spring months of September, they will re-appear with all their vibrant glory.
Hosta Fire Island will grow 35cms tall by up to 70cms+ over time in a part shade to full shade position and is best grown in rich, moist, well drained soils.
Hostas are perfect for brightening up dull spots around the garden and mixes well with other perennials and shade lovers... personally i love hostas and look forward to then coming up during the spring and putting on their show in the shady areas of my garden all summer long
Hostas make a great addition to any shady garden by providing vibrant foliage and flower colour all spring and summer long... just protect them from slugs and snails
Boronia Purple Jared, like Boronia Heterophylla Pink, is also in my opinion, one of the toughest of the Boronia range ... fragrant foliage and fragrant Purple flowers, and much hardier than its sooky relatives brown boronia, yellow boronia and some of the white varieties
Boronia Purple Jared is an upright Australian Native, bushy evergreen shrub with narrow dark green fragrant foliage, with a mass of fragrant Dark Purple flowers in the late winter to spring months.
Purple Jared Boronia, will grow up to 1.5 metres tall, by 1 metre wide ( can grow larger if really happy), loves cooler climates, tolerates light frosts, is best planted in moist, but well drained soils in a dappled shaded garden.
Pink Boronia is ideal for shady gardens, screening/hedges, shrubberies and also in pots and containers. It can also be used for cut flowers.
Lightly prune after flowering to promote and maintain new bushy compact growth and fertilise once per year with a good quality native fertiliser,