Real World Gardener Plants for Cool Sub-Tropics part 2 in Design Elements

May 23rd, 2019


Old Fashioned Shrubs for Cool Sub-tropical part 2

This series is all about what were those old fashioned shrubs that you may have some of in your garden.

Last week was part 1 of cool sub-tropics which is a zoning not mentioned before by any gardening book I know.


Leopard plant


Peter has added this zoning to cover parts of the east coast that are warm and humid but not as warm and humid as say Cairns or Townsville.

Let’s find out what old fashioned shrubs suit cool temperate areas.

I'm talking with Peter Nixon, garden Designer & project Manager from Paradisus Garden design.

PLAY: Old Fashioned Shrubs cool sub-tropics part 2 15th May 2019


Cool sub-tropics is not a zone you would normally think of but there it is.

Peter mentioned plants for shade:


Barleria cristata -Lavendar lace

Lobelia laxiflora 1.2m height with orange/yellow flowers;

 Ruellia mackoyana-groundcover

Plants for semi-shade:

Farfugia japonicum aureomaculatum-Leopard plant

Plectranthus ecklonii and P. grandis with blue flowers


If you have any questions for Peter or for me, you know what to do..

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