Investing in Plants Now to Enjoy All Year

Everyone loves bringing home some flowering plants to add colour to their garden or interior but investing in more than just flowers can prove a wise decision post their display.  Think about form, longevity, texture and foliage colour to ensure you are enjoying your plant finds all year round.

Fantastic Plants for Form

It’s hard to go past a strap leafed plant to add an architectural quality to your plantings.  Think cordylines, flax, dragon trees and even mother-in-law’s tongues.  If you’re after big leaves for dramatic effect, philodendrons, monsteras, Fatsias,cunjevoi and elephants’ ears.  Artichokes and rhubarb can also be useful for achieving a similar look in your vegie patch.

Textural Contrast

Adding plants of different textures, like lacy foliage (like tree ferns), succulents (like Agave), felted or furry foliage (such as lambs tongue or many kalanchoes) and glossy leaves (like gardenias and murrayas) can be really interesting to look at year-round.  Think about grouping them together to make maximum impact.

Foliage Colour

Long after the flowers have faded, colourful leaved plants like coleus, dracaenas, cordylines, pleomeles, crotons, calathea, many bromeliads, irisene, lots of coprosmas, and gold dust plant will be doing their thing. 

There are many others, of course, so chat with one of our Green Team to get the right plant for your position.


By: Meredith Kirton