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Australia Day Favourites Collection
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Our Australia Day Favourites Collection is jam-packed with all your favourite Spring flowering bulbs!

The Australia Day Favourites Collection is the perfect way to give your patio or garden a lift. This great selection is made up of your favourite beautiful, easy-to-grow Spring flowering bulbs that are also perfect for growing in pots or containers.
This is a very popular collection as it includes 5 of the bestselling varieties from the Garden Express Spring bulb range, collected together at a saving of over 65%. Valued at $87.30, this collection represents amazing value at only $29.

All varieties individually packaged:
50 Anemone Poppy Mixed
50 Ranunculi Mixed
50 Muscari/Grape Hyacinth
50 Sparaxis Mixed
25 Freesia Hadeco Mixed

Supplied as dormant bulbs.

Orders containing this item will be dispatched from early March.

Availability: OUT OF STOCK/OUT OF SEASON! Available to order from mid-April to July, unless sold out.

$29.00

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At Garden Express you can make a purchase with confidence. Our living merchandise is normally guaranteed to grow if our free growing guide instructions are followed. Any guaranteed items that do not grow within 3 months (6 months for dormant items) will be replaced, credited to your account or fully refunded.

The exception to this guarantee is discounted, end of season stock which is sold on an ‘as is’ basis. Generally this stock is sound but should be planted as soon as possible and may not perform as well as normal in season products.

Delivery is normally via Australia Post with larger orders delivered via StarTrack Express* courier. We service virtually all areas of Australia with only those areas not serviced by these organisations being excluded (e.g. remote islands and Territories such as Christmas Island, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, Cocos Islands, Groote Eylandt). We do not deliver outside Australia but happily deliver orders placed from overseas for Australian delivery. Our regular delivery charge for basic items is $11.50 Australia-wide, regardless of the number of items ordered. Due to their higher freight costs, bulky or heavy products such as roses, large pots and a small number of hard goods have higher delivery charges. The summary of all current delivery options is:

  • Orders NOT containing Roses, 120mm and larger pots/grow-bags, Bare-rooted Trees, Composting Buckets, nor any items with individually specified delivery charges, all delivered at one time, will incur the normal $11.50 freight charge. These items are referred to as “Basic Items“.
  • Orders containing bush Roses, 120mm up to 155mm pot/grow-bags, Composting Buckets, together with other products delivered at the same time will incur a $16.90 freight charge.
  • Orders containing Trixie Fruit Trees, Dwarf Fruit Trees, Lilac Trees, Standard and/or Patio Roses, 160mm up to a 200mm pot/grow-bags, together with other products delivered at the same time will incur a $25.50 freight charge.
  • Orders containing Bare-rooted Trees, Bagged Trees, Weeping Roses, Larger items or pots/grow-bags greater than 200mm, together with other products delivered at the same time, will incur a $35.00 freight charge. Remote areas may incur an additional Freight charge but we will notify customers individually if this is the case.
  • Orders containing products with explicitly stated delivery charges will incur charges as detailed in the individual product description.
  • Some items may be delayed due to climatic or growing habits prevent them from being harvested at the time of being offered for purchase.  You will be offered a choice to wait until all items on your order are available or to receive what is currently available for an additional freight charge of $4.00.
  • We continue to maintain the simplest form of postage costs for the large variety of products we range, however in occasional circumstances of oversized orders and/or delivery location, the cost of freight can significantly impact delivery of an order therefore we reserve the right to refuse the order or contact the customer to discuss freight options and pricing.

Orders containing products from two different seasons (eg Rose or spring bulb pre-orders) that require separate deliveries will incur two delivery charges at the relevant rates (unless a free freight offer applies). A $4.00 Quarantine Inspection Surcharge applies in addition to the Delivery Charge for orders delivered to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to the increased complexity of quarantine requirements.

As quarantine inspections apply to each delivery, 2 quarantine charges will apply where orders contain products from different seasons.   *Please note that if you order large items (eg Patio, Standard or Weeping Roses, Fruit Trees) you must specify a street address for the delivery address. StarTrack Express generally do not deliver to PO Boxes or RSD addresses so your order will be held until a suitable address is obtained. In rural areas, StarTrack may deliver to physical addresses such as general stores that act as Australia Post agencies but we suggest you check with them first. Where ‘Free Delivery’ vouchers apply to an order, details of the voucher should be entered in the “Your message to us” field. Orders (except Pre-orders) are normally despatched within 7-14 working days from the time of ordering during busy periods. Delivery times may be extended during peak periods (typically following the release of the latest catalogue), extended public holidays, if extreme weather conditions are not suitable for live plant transport or as detailed in the product description.
Individual items may be back-ordered to avoid delaying the delivery of other items. Please allow additional delivery time for orders to Tasmania, Northern Territory and Western Australia due to quarantine restrictions.

 

Please note: Some orders may not be possible to parts of Australia due to quarantine and some items may carry unique delivery charges. Check full delivery policy.

Common Name: ANEMONE
Botanical Name: Anemone coronaria
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Bulb Size: 30cm H x 10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 15cm Depth: 4cm
Flowering: Late Winter to Spring
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Anemones have wonderful rich and bright colours, and for picking as a cut flower they are hard to beat. They prefer to be massed in a sunny position. Suitable for Arid, Temperate and Mediterranean climates. Fully hardy – can handle all conditions.
Soil: Need well-drained soil.
Watering: Water well after planting, then weekly until leaves appear. Once up and growing, only water to supplement rainfall.
Fertilising: Light organic or chemical fertiliser at planting time. Liquid fertilise regularly once buds start to form.
Pests: Bait snails when buds appear. No other specific pest or disease problems are known.
Lifting & Storage: Best treated as annual or bi-annuals – new bulbs planted every 1 to 2 years.
Tips: To kick start the growing process, soak the bulbs in a bowl of water for about an hour before planting. Need protection from strong winds. Over watering will rot bulbs. Plant up to double the recommended depth in warm climates. Point of bulb faces down.

Common Name: FREESIAS
Botanical Name: Freesia x hybrida
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb Size: 25-40cm H x 7-10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 5-10cm Depth: 7cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Prefers full sun but tolerates very light shade for part of the day
General Information: Grows well in warm to cool zones but is unsuitable for the tropics or extreme cold areas. Can tolerate temperatures down to 0°C.
Watering: Water after planting and soak weekly while plants are in bud or flower, but at other times watering is only needed if very dry.
Fertilising: Prefers addition of slow release granules to soil prior to planting. Top dress 6 weeks after shoots appear.
Soil: Well drained.
Lifting & Storage: Can be left in the ground or lifted and stored if clumps become too thick. If lifting wait until the leaves have turned yellow, dry and dust off bulbs with a cloth and store in a warm and airy position.
Pests: Bait snails and slugs.
Tips: If using for cut flowers, cut when the lowest flower on the spike is open, as this will ensure long vase life. Tall varieties may need support.

Common Name: MUSCARI
Also known as: Grape Hyacinth
Botanical Name: Muscari armeniacum
Family Name: Hyacinthaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 15cm H x 7cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 10cm Depth: 5cm
Flowering: Late Winter to Spring
Positioning: Full sun to partial shade
General Information: Fully hardy, suitable for all climates except sub/tropical or semi arid.
Watering: Only necessary if the ground begins to dry out due to insufficient rainfall.
Fertilising: Add organic or chemical fertiliser to ground before planting. Top dress as buds appears.
Soil: Well drained.
Lifting & Storage: Bulbs can be left undisturbed for many years. As clumps and borders thicken fertilising becomes important. Dig when foliage turns yellow.
Pests: Very hardy to pests and diseases. Bait snails and slugs during growing period.
Tips: Plant in long borders as an edging plant.

Common Name: SPARAXIS
Also known as: Harlequin
Botanical Name: Sparaxis tricolor
Family Name: Iridaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 25-40cm H x 10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 5-10cm Depth: 6cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Full Sun
General Information: Suitable for all climates. Sparaxis generally grow with ease but growth may be affected in areas where the soil freezes.
Watering: During their dormancy phase Sparaxis are not water hungry. Once growth appears start watering, and even then only give an occasional deep watering.
Fertilising: Six weeks after shoots appear top dress with a complete fertiliser.
Soil: Well drained soil.
Lifting & Storage: When clumps become too thick, dig them up once the foliage has turned yellow, clean and store until autumn.This may only be needed every 4-5 years.
Pests: Generally pest free but it may be beneficial to spray for insects and bait snails when buds appear.
Tips: In very cold areas they can be lifted in autumn and replanted in spring. They can be grown in pots and make great cut flowers.

Common Name: RANUNCULI
Botanical Name: Ranunculus asiaticus
Family Name: Ranunculaceae
Plant Type: Bulb
Size: 40-60cm H x 10cm W
Planting Time: Autumn
Planting Width: 15cm Depth: 4cm
Flowering: Spring
Positioning: Full Sun. Shelter from the wind recommended
General Information: Suitable for all climates except tropical. Very hardy, will grow in most conditions. One Ranunculi corm can produce more than 20 flowers. To keep blooms coming for a longer period, regularly cut off any dead and dying blooms. These little bulbs will keep your garden and house in flowers for many weeks. Ranunculi have wonderful rich and bright colours, and for picking as a cut flower they are hard to beat. They prefer to be massed in a sunny position.
Watering: Water well after planting; soak weekly until shoots appear, then only to supplement rainfall. Prefer a welldrained soil.
Fertilising: Light organic or chemical fertiliser at planting time. Liquid fertilise once buds start to form.
Lifting & Storage: Best treated as annual or bi-annuals. New bulbs planted every 1 to 2 years.
Soil: Well drained.
Pests: Bait snails when buds appear. Mildew can be a problem in autumn.
Tips: Plant with claws facing downwards. To kick-start the growing process soak the bulbs in a bowl of water for around an hour before planting.