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Plant list by botanical name - B

Click on the species name to get further information and pictures of the plant.

The prices shown are for plants in tubes and 140 mm pots. Larger sizes are available for many species.

The Garden Hardiness (G) and Pot Suitability (P) ratings refer to the reliability and suitability of plants to being grown in the garden and pots. For more information, click here.

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Species Name Common Name Description Price
Baeckea gunniana Alpine Baeckea An aromatic, spicy-foliaged shrub to 40cm high by 1m wide, with tiny green-brown leaves and small white flowers in spring. Best in a moist, cool well drained spot. Leaves can be used as a flavouring in cooking, or as a tea. Images G5-8, P5-7. $4.95
$12.95
Baeckea gunniana Prostrate Alpine Baeckea A wiry small-leaved prostrate shrub to 10cm high, spreading to 1m wide. Spicy aromatic foliage (can be used as a flavouring in cooking, or as a tea) and tiny white flowers in spring. Cool, moist well drained sites. G5-8, P5-7. $4.95
$12.95
Baeckea imbricata Heathmyrtle A small shrub to 40cm, with white flowers. Recommended for a well-drained site. Very rare in Tasmania - only one confirmed sighting in the north-east. Images G3-7, P4-8. $5.95
$14.50
Baeckea ramosissima See Euryomurtus ramosissima  
Baloskion australe Southern Cord-Rush Upright reddish stems to 60 cm becoming green and cascading about with age. Moist or wet. Images G7-10, P5-8. $3.25
$9.95
Baloskion tetraphyllus Tassel Cord-Rush Light green, bright green rush for wet areas, with cascading foliage. Handsome in a tub. The foliage is used in floral displays. Moist, wet, or plant in shallow water. Images G6-9, P6-9. $3.25
$9.95
Banksia marginata Silver Banksia Occurring from coast to mountain, this wide ranging shrub or small tree can grow to 5m x 2.5m in 10 years. The upright flower spike attracts honeyeaters in autumn. Hardy in well drained sites. Images$4.95
$12.95
Banksia marginata Silver Banksia - Coastal Spread A low spreading, small leaved form of the Silver Banksia. Expect a height of 1.2m by 2.5m wide in 10 years. The vertical yellow flowers look superb, rising from the horizontal branches in autumn. Well drained soils. G5-8, P6-9. $5.95
$14.50
Banksia marginata Silver Banksia - Coles Bay Compact A low spreading, small leaved form of the Silver Banksia. Expect a height of 2m by 2m wide. Yellow flowers in autumn. Well drained soils. G5-8, P6-9. $5.95
$14.50
Banksia marginata Silver Banksia - Ridgeway Spread A spreading form of the Silver Banksia, growing to 1.5m high by 3m wide. Yellow flowers are upright on the spreading branches in autumn, and attract honey eaters. Hardy in well drained soils.G5-8, P6-9. $5.95
$14.50
Banksia serrata Saw Leaf Banksia In Tasmania, this Banksia is limited to a few coastal sites in the north of the state and on Flinders Island. A handsome small tree to 4m in 10 years, it quickly develops a gnarled trunk. Large creamy yellow flowers in autumn. Best in light, well drained soils. Images G4-8, P6-9. $4.95
$12.95
Barbarea australis Austral Wintercress Rare endemic Tasmanian plant that is a member of the Brassica family. Small herbaceous plant to 30 cm with yellow flowers. Peppery leaves can be used as a green salad. Short-lived, but will grow readily from seed. Images Seed packets
$2.50
Bauera rubioides Wiry Bauera A low spreading shrub to 30cm high by 1.2m wide, with white or pink (single or double) flowers in spring. Best in a moist cool position. Images G4-7, P4-6. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Wiry Bauera - Delicate Pink A softly foliaged shrub with pink tonings in the young stems and leaves. Pale pink flowers in spring. Will grow to 60cm high by 1.2m wide in a moist cool garden. G4-7, P4-6. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Wiry Bauera - Pale Double Pink A shrub to 1.5m with pale, double pink flowers in spring. (Note: Sometimes reverts to single flowers) Best in a cool, moist site. Readily pruned. G4-7, P4-6. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Wiry Bauera - Prostrate Pink A low spreading Bauera to 10cm high by 1.2m wide. Pale pink flowers in spring. Best in a cool moist site. G4-7, P4-6. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Wiry Bauera - Trial Harbour A shrub from western Tasmania. growing to 1.2m high and wide, with magenta flowers in spring. Moist cool sites. $4.95
$9.95
Bauera rubioides Wiry Bauera - Western White A handsome dense shrub for a cool moist position, to 80cm high by 1.2m wide. Single white flowers in spring. $4.95
$9.95
Baumea juncea Bare Twigsedge This sedge has creeping subterranean rhizomes and cylindrical, slender greyish stems to 70 cm. Brownish flowers. Prefers a moist site. Images $4.95
$12.95
Baumea tetragonia Square Twigsedge An erect clump to 1 m, with stems and leaves strongly 4-angled. Images $4.95
$12.95
Bedfordia salicina Blanket Leaf Quick growing shrub to 3 m with grey-green leaves. Yellow flowers. Does best in well-drained sites. Endemic to Tasmania. Images G4-8, P2-5. $3.25
$9.95
Bellendena montana Mountain Rocket A Tasmanian alpine gem. Growing to 60cm, and endemic to Tasmanian mountains. White flowers are followed by sprays of red seed pods. Best in a cool, moist, well composted spot or pot. Winter cold is needed for a good red on the seed pods. Images G3-7, P4-7. $6.95
$16.50
Beyeria viscosa Pinkwood An erect pyramidal large shrub or tree 3-5 m. Hardy in dry or well-drained sites. Readily trimmed. Seeds pop on warm summer days. Images $4.95
$12.95
Billardiera longiflora Climbing Blue Berry A light to moderate growing vine endemic to SE Tasmania with bird attracting, pale green tubular flowers in spring, followed by lustrous purple berries in summer and autumn. Prefers a cool site. Images G5-8, P5-8 $4.95
$12.95
Billardiera longiflora

Climbing Blue Berry - Porky Purple

A light to moderate growing vine. Bird attracting, tubular, pale green flowers in spring are followed in summer and autumn by plump, plum-purple berries. G5-8, P5-8 $5.95
$14.50
Billardiera longiflora Climbing Blue Berry - Notley Gorge A form of Climbing Blueberry with larger flowers. G5-8, P5-8 $5.95
$14.50
Billardiera longiflora Climbing White Berry A form of Billardiera longifolia with white berries. G5-8, P5-8 $5.95
$14.50
Billardiera scandens Apple Berry A climbing or scrambling vine to 2 m with cream, tubular flowers followed by fleshy edible fruits. Can also be grown as a groundcover. Images $5.95
$14.50
Blandfordia punicea Christmas Bells Exquisite orange/red bell flowers on stems to 80 cm. Endemic to Tasmania and excruciatingly difficult to cultivate. Best chance in a pot or very well-drained, moist site. Images G1-3, P4-7. $5.95
$14.50
Blechnum fluviatile Ray Water Fern Beautiful fern forming a spreading rosette of pale green fronds to 50 cm long. Very easily grown in a moist, shady position. Suitable for pots, baskets or rockeries. . Images $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum minus Soft Water Fern Hardy fern with erect or arching fronds, 60-120 mm long. Old plants develop a short trunk.Freely produces offsets to form a colony. Very easily grown in a tub or the ground. moist position in filtered or morning sun. Images $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum minus x wattsii Soft/Hard Water Fern Robust dern to about 1 m x 1 m, best in a moist, well composted soil with shade or part shade. Images $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum nudum Fishbone Water Fern Bright green soft foliage fern with fronds to 1 m. Garden or pot, can handle some sun. Suitable for indoors. Images $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum patersonii Strap Water Fern Strap-shaped leaves to 40 cm, often with pinkish tones when young. Images $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum penna-marina Alpine Water Fern Spreading ground-covering fern to 15 cm high. Images G6-9, P5-7. $5.95
$12.95
Blechnum wattsii Hard Water Fern Hardy and vigorous native fern with dark green leathery fronds to 1 m tall. Very easily grown in a large pot or a moist shady position in the ground. Images $5.95
$12.95
Boronia anemonifolia Sticky Boronia A quick growing shrub to 1.2m, for sandy and well drained soils. Strongly scented leaves. Pink flowers in spring and summer. Images G3-7, P4-7. $4.95
$9.95
Boronia citriodora Lemon-scented Boronia A spreading shrub to 40cm high by 1m wide. Aromatic, lemon scented foliage, with pink flowers in spring. Recommended for moist, cool sites. Images G4-7, P4-7. $4.95
$9.95
Boronia nana Dwarf Boronia A small, low growing, slow growing, lightly foliaged boronia spreading to about 30cm. Pink flowers over summer. Occurs in the bush near Ridgeway. Images G3-7, P3-7. $5.95
$16.50
Boronia pilosa Fine-Leaf Boronia A softly foliaged shrub to 50cm with a massed display of pink flowers in spring. Can be temperamental - best in light, well drained soils; with mulch and a dash of shade, or in a pot. Images G3-5, P4-7. $4.95
$12.95
Boronia rhomboidea Broad Leaf Boronia A small shrub to 40cm with soft, rounded leaves and pink flowers in spring. Best in a cool, moist site. Common in the lower areas around Cradle Mountain. Images G2-7, P4-7. $5.95
$16.50
Bossiaea cinerea Showy Bossiaea A shrub to 1m or more with yellow and red pea-flowers in spring. Likes a well-drained soil. Images G4-8, P4-8. $3.25
$9.95
Bossiaea cordigera Wiry Bossiaea A vigorous spreading mound of pale green, fern-like foliage, to 50cm high by 1.5m wide. Large lemon-yellow pea flowers in spring. Likes a dash ofshade, and not too dry.  Images G5-8, P5-7. $5.95
$14.50
Bossiaea cordigera Wiry Bossiaea - Blue-leaf Fine A vigorous spreading mound of blue-green foliage to 40cm high by 1.5m wide, with yellow pea-flowers in spring. Part shade and extra moisture in dry periods. $5.95
$14.50
Bossiaea riparia River Bossiaea A leafless shrub to 1.2m with yellow (and a touch of red) pea flowers in spring. Average to damp soils in sun or shade. Frost hardy. Images G5-7, P5-8. $4.95
$12.95
Brachyscome aculeata Hill Daisy - Tolmans Hill A small, rockery-sized daisy plant to 20cm with pale mauve flowers in spring. Can be cut back after flowering to rejuvenate.  Images G4-7, P4-8. $4.95
$12.95
Brachyscome radicans Marsh Daisy A rosette of green leaves close to the ground gives rise to white daisy flowers with yellow centres, on stems to 15cm. Likes a moist position. Frost hardy. Previously known as B. nivalis. Images $4.95
$12.95
Brachyscome rigidula Cutleaf Daisy A small, finely foliaged, mauve flowering daisy to 25 cm for dry or well-drained soil. Images G3-7, P3-7. $4.95
$12.95
Brachyscome spathulata Spoonleaf Daisy - Ridgeway Star A small rockery sized plant with mauve flowers on stems to 12cm in late spring or early summer. Well drained, sun or part shade. Images G3-7, P4-8. $4.95
$12.95
Bracteantha spp See Xerochrysum
Bulbine bulbosa Golden Lily Onion-like leaves and bright yellow flowers on stems to 60cm in late spring or early summer. Can form a thick clump in good soil. Prefers well drained soils and withstands cold and dry. Expect a 2-3 year life span, but seeds readily. Images For more information, click here. $3.25
$9.95
Bulbine glauca Rock Lily Sprays of bright yellow flowers in spring on stems to 40cm, rise from a clump of onion-like leaves. Lifespan to 5 years, but seeds readily. Well drained and dry sites. Cold tolerant. Images G4-8, P5-8. For more information, click here $3.25
$9.95
Bulbine semibarbata Leek Lily A clump of bright green leaves to 30cm feature yellow star-shaped flowers on stems to 40cm in late spring or summer. Annual habit, but seeds readily. Well drained sites. Images $3.25
$9.95
Bursaria spinosa Spiny Box Hardy, spiky shrub or small tree, 3 - 5 m. Prefers a dry or well-drained site. Scented white flowers in summer attract butterflies. Images G6-9, P2-6. $3.25
$9.95

 

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