Daisy Bush

Brachyglottis greyi, also called Senecio greyi, with the common name daisy bush and unfortunately no Maori name, is a member of the large Asteraceae family and belongs to the genus Brachyglottis or the genus Senecio depending on which authority is being followed, an endemic native of New Zealand and lately getting positive attention from gardeners.

Seldom seen in gardens and suitable for warm and maritime districts or tolerant of hot sun, poor soils, wind and coastal exposure, New Zealands native, broadleaf, evergreen shrub Brachyglottis greyi can be found sprawled in the hot sun, poor soils and coastal breezes; maturing into mounds 1.2 metres (4 ft) to 1.5 metres (5 ft) tall and 1.8 metres (6 ft) wide. Stems and leaves: Somewhat curving stems, covered in white down.

Leaves alternate, simple, oblong to ovate-oblong, 4 centimetres (2 in) to 8 centimetres (3 in) long and 2.5 centimetres (1.0 in) to 4 centimetres (2 in) wide with waivy margins. Green above, white down underneath, giving silver-grey appearance. Flowers: Panicles of bright yellow daisy flowers in abundance.

Dianthus Deltoides ‘Brilliancy’

Dianthus deltoides (Maiden Pink) is a species of Dianthus native to most of Europe, and western Asia.

It is a herbaceous perennial plant growing to 45 cm tall. It has very narrow green or glaucous leaves forming a loosely tufted plant. The flowers are 15–20 mm across, usually pink but may be white and are often spotted white. It has an epicalyx of bracteoles. The calyx tube itself is not scarious at the joints between the lobes. It is a plant of often calcareous grassland but may also be found on rocky ground and occasionally on old mine spoil.

Dracaena Compacta (S) (L)

Dracaena fragrans (Corn Plant, Cornstalk Dracaena) is a flowering plant species in the family Ruscaceae, that resembles a corn stalk in habitus. It is native to West Africa, Tanzania, and Zambia. Dracaena fragrans has rosettes of glossy, green leaves, broadly striped and banded with light green and yellow down the center. It is a slow growing pole shrub and the leaves can reach up to 3 feet (1 m) long by 4 inches (10 cm) wide. When plants are grown in the ground, they can reach about 20 foot tall (over 6 m) but their growth is limited when they are potted. Cornstalk Dracaen has white flowers that are highly fragrant, hence the specific name fragans. They are popular with insects, and in the Neotropics get rarely visited by a few generalist hummingbird species like the Sapphire-spangled Emerald (Amazilia lactea)[1].

It is a popular houseplant with several cultivars available with the leaves variegated with white or yellow stripes. The most popular cultivar 'Massangeana' has showy yellow variegation. Cultivar ' Compacta' is more compact, for indoor locations. Dracaena fragrans can grow in a wide range of conditions, from full sun to low interior light conditions. They seem to have the best color when grown in about 50% shade. These plants are very drought tolerant.

Duranta Erecta 5L

Duranta is the common name of a plant and a genus that contains 17 species of shrubs and small trees that are native from southern Florida to Mexico and South America. It can bear tough weather and is grown for hedge purposes too.

Duranta is used in India and Pakistan as a hedge or as an ornamental plant.

Duranta Erecta ‘Sheena’s Gold’