Better known by their common name of wattle, there seems to be an acacia in flower in the bush at almost any time of year.
Acacia baileyana ‘Prostrate’ is a ground-covering form of the Cootamundra wattle which has acquired a bad name in some districts because it spreads so easily. Because of its low growth, this ground-covering form is less likely to become a nuisance and it looks sensational draping over a bank.
There are dozens of named varieties that are much more disease resistant than their forebears, but in humid climates it’s safest to grow the taller plants. Cut back hard after major flowering flushes and avoid heavy frost areas.
Anigozanthos ‘Bush Pearl’ is a low grower to about 60cm. It flowers generously with masses of lipstick-pink blooms. It does particularly well in a pot, especially the self-watering Yates Tuscan Edge pots.
Hundreds of varieties make choice easy or difficult, depending on how decisive you are.
Grevillea ‘Golden Lyre’s swooping branches are endlessly decorated with bright yellow brushes. No heavy frosts for this one though.
Again, a wide choice but the Sundaze hybrids are heat- and drought-tolerant perennials that make wonderful garden displays.