Aromatic Plant Collection
A collection of plants chosen for the aromatic qualities of their foliage.
Scratch Scrunch and sniff plants! Aromatic foliage plants add an extra beautiful dimension to you garden.
The Geraldton Waxflower (Chamelaucium uncinatum) is best known for its mass displays of pink star-like blooms on a dense medium sized shrub. However, in recent times various innovative chefs are making culinary use of the foliage which has a citrus/sherbert-like tang that is great for flavouring dishes or beverages. A great plant for the well-drained soils ofsouthern Australia in particular.
Round-Leaved Mint Bush (Prostanthera rotundifolia) makes a spectacular feature shrub for the garden when it is smothered in purple flowers in spring. Place it near outdoor entertaining areas so that the strong minty fragrance of the leaves can also be enjoyed as people rub against the plant or if there is a shower of rain. It can be a bit unreliable, particularly if the plant becomes waterlogged for any length of time. Give it a light trim after flowering to ensure the best possible flowering for the following year. It is a fast growing plant, and can be cut back by a third if a dense habit is required. It wilts when dry, making it a good indicator plant for dry soil. Watering will restore the plant to vigour.
The Tick Bush (Kunzea ambigua) is a variable shrubby species from the Eucalyptus family that grows widely in the southeast of Australia and has adapted really well in cultivation. It has recently become a sought after plant for its wonderfully perfumed, aromatic foliage that produces an essential oil that can be used both as a food flavour as well as having anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties.
Violet Spur Flower (Plectranthus sauveolens) This attractive, dwarf member of the mint family is a sweetly scented semi-woody shrub to 1m with subtle violet flower spikes. It makes an excellent understorey plant that flowers well in shady spots and responds well to pruning.
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Plants are sent via Australia Express Post, and will be posted on the Monday following their order.
Plants can only be sent to Queensland, NSW, ACT, Victoria and Tasmania. Unfortunately quarantine restrictions mean that we cannot send plants to South Australia, Western Australia or the Northern Territory.