Micro-insect attracting plant pack
$15.00 Incl GST
Set of 6 plants. Micro-sized plants, suitable for part shade, good drainage and moisture levels. Protected section of garden, particularly small rockery.
All of our plants are pick-up only (no delivery sorry) from the B4C headquarters in Carindale. Once you have made your order, we will contact you when it is ready to collect (usually between 7.30am-3pm, Mon-Fri) for a contact-less transaction. When we contact you to let you know your order is ready we ask if you can aim to collect within 2 business days.
Want to attract butterflies and native pollinating insects to your garden? By planting the right species you can provide food sources and habitat for a range of beneficial insects and also take steps to restore a more natural balance to your garden – free of harmful chemicals and particularly insecticides, which are driving our native insects away.
This pack features:
- Eustrephus latifolius – Wombat Berry. Wiry climbing twiner to 1m, but often scrambles over itself lower. Pink or white flowers in drooping clusters. Fruit is globular orange berry (edible). Common understory plant in semi-shade. Hardy plant, can handle dry.
Wildlife: Moths, Hoverflies and native bees.
- Pseuderanthemum variable – Love Flower. Small perennial herb to 30cm max. Pink, white or mauve flowers in threes to fives, Sep to May. Widespread in shaded, damp areas, but surprisingly hardy and prolific.
Wildlife: Attracts 5 butterfly species – Australian Leafwing, Blue Argus, Blue-banded Eggfly, Common or Varied Eggfly, Danaid Eggfly. Also native Hoverflies.
- Dianella species (all) – common D Caerulea. Tufted perennial, Lily-like feature plant. 50cm to 1m species dependent, cultivars small as 30cm. Blue or white flowers on extended 3 to 6 racimes, followed by purple berries (bird and reptile attracting).
Wildlife: Lewin’s Honeyeater and Silvereye. Insects – wide variety incl. Native Bees, hoverflies, Dingy Grass-skipper butterfly. Preferred: D. conjesta.
- Plectranthus parviflorus – Little Spurflower. Description: As well as Australia, it also occurs in Polynesia and Hawaii. 10 to 70cm high. Shady, moist habitat, but hardy. Widespread in rocky areas along streams. Attractive blue and white flowers throughout the year.
Wildlife: Array of native bees, hoverflies and small moths.
- Chrysocephalum apiculatum – Yellow Buttons. Perennial herb to 60cm, with woody rootstock, mat-like growth. Soft grey-green hairy leaves, yellow pom-pom flower heads at ends of branchlets. A stunning groundcover if suited to conditions. Australia-wide species. Can flower most of year. Needs water and support in establishment.
Wildlife: Australian Painted Lady Butterfly.
(it will be either the Yellow Buttons OR the Little Spurflower, depending on availability)
- Hardenbergia violacea – Native Sarsparilla. Small scrambling twiner, mainly prostrate and sometimes small shrub-like to 60cm high. Attractive purple pea-flower, Spring and Autumn. Widespread on sandy or stoney soils in Brisbane area.
Wildlife: Eastern Spinebill, leaves eaten by Common Grass-blue Butterfly.
- Artanema fimbriatum – Koala Bells. Herb to 60cm in moist areas. 30mm trumpet flowers are mauve, occasionally pink. Delicate plant that needs protection and moisture.
Wildlife: Likely butterfly attractor. Native bees and Hoverflies, Moths.
Note: Landscaping in small rockeries etc it is advisable to use clumped multiples of these plants for natural effect. This pack is a basic collection of micro-sized plants requiring partial shade and reasonable protection and moisture with decent drainage preferable. Example: Love Flower is very small and discreet. Multiples of 3 at 10cm apart form effective display. Dianellas clumped in threes at 35cm-40cm apart are effective triangle display. Others are sprawling and can be planted to cover greater areas as singles.
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