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Why Grow Native Plants ?

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FOR THEIR:

spectacular flowers - Grevillea, Banksia, paper daisy, bottlebrush
unusual flowers - kangaroo paw, eucalypt, gymea lily
interesting habit - foliage, bark, aroma - fig, hakea, gumtree, mintbush
associations - Australian plants have a richness of association with the people, places, literature and history of our country. Whatever you grow, whether a waratah, wattle, saltbush or Sturts desert pea, natives will bring these associations to your garden.

BECAUSE THEY:

extend your choice of garden plants
are adapted to the climate and soils (local plants only)
attract native birds and animals to the garden to bring your garden alive
provide habitat for native animals, including small ones such as frogs, skinks, ants and crickets.

TO HELP:

provide green corridors for fauna moving between patches of bushland
bring back the bush
create a sense of place, the character of your region, in gardens, street trees, parks and rural areas.

BY GROWING AUSTRALIAN PLANTS YOU WILL:

contribute to the conservation of bush flora and threatened species
explore the diversity, beauty and peculiarity Australian flora.

BEYOND THE GARDEN, AUSTRALIAN NATIVES ARE GROWN FOR :

research into the place of the Australian flora in the ecology
selection of superior varieties for commercial uses such as forestry, shelter belts, fodder, cut flowers, pharmaceuticals, bush foods
development of plants for export industries
displays and education in botanic gardens, schools and parks.

By growing Australian you will discover the beauty of our native flora, bring history to your garden and help conserve the biodiversity of our continent.