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If you enjoy the look of Carnations, but want a plant that is easier to manage and care for, you cannot look past Dianthus (Dianthus chinesis). These lovely little perennials provide masses of scented, fringed blooms in a compact form. They are hardy, drought tolerant and can manage a variety of soil conditions as well. A great all round plant to use in your garden for edging or in pots.
Masses of scented, fringed blooms in shades of pink, red and white.
This easy-to-grow blend of brightly coloured, free flowering annuals will create a charming, old world cottage garden.
Trim lightly after each flush of flowers to encourage new growth.
Can be grown as an annual.
Great for use in cottage style gardens.
Vibrant, colourful flowers with shiny green leaves, Agapanthus can really brighten up your garden.
Ageratum flowers are tough plants that can even handle a bit of shade. They are the truest blue annuals you can find for your garden.
Looking for options for groundcover, try growing ajuga. Ajuga has a wide variety of foliage colors usually in the rich deep burgundy realm.
How to grow yellow Allamanda! A tropical evergreen shrub features large golden-yellow flowers. Please note in QLD it's an invasive plant.
Create organic nutrient rich soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter for better root growth, stronger plants and more flowers and fruit.