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WHOLESALE ONLY - NO RETAIL CUSTOMERS PLEASE.

Available in Australia only


Wholesale customers
- Please phone, email or fax for our wholesale pricelist. 

Retail customers - P
lease do not contact Triffid Park for any information regarding water plants.  Please contact your local nursery and ask if they can supply you with water plants.


ORDERING

These plants are sold strictly WHOLESALE only.

NO retail customers, please.

Plants are grown and sold by:
 

Triffid Park (Aust) Pty. Ltd.

103 Dandenong-Hastings Road

Somerville, Vic, 3912
Australia

Phone, fax or email to order, or make an appointment to visit.

Please DO NOT arrive at Triffid Park without an appointment.  

We are NOT open on weekends.      

Phone: 0428 587 162  -  9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday           
Fax: 
(03) 5977 7301  -  24 hours, 7 days per week
Email: triffids@triffid park.com.au  - 24 hours, 7 days per week 

 

We don't have a minimum order for pickup. 
No discounts apply to any quantity, so please do not ask, as refusal
often offends.
 

 

Patio pots are a square pot with no drainage holes in them.  You don't need a pond to display them.  They are tall enough to keep water in the top of them.

 

Some items may not be for sale depending on the time of year, and stock supplies.

 

 

DELIVERY

 

These plants are available by picking them up from Triffid Park.
We are a 15 minute drive from Plantmark in Lyndhurst, and a 30 minute drive from Caribbean Gardens.
We do not have a truck on the road, so you will have to organise your own transport or courier. 
We can drop at NPL freighter on a Tuesday.  Freight at your expense.
We are members of NGIV and have a stand at the Victorian Trade Day, Carribean Gardens from October to May.  We bring a range of our plants to Trade Day, but if you would like something specific, please arrange for us to bring it for you.

 

POSTING PLANTS:

Some plants that are marked "Can be posted by express post", can be posted to you. 


 
PLANTS SUITABLE

FOR

WATER  GARDENS

 

 

WATER GARDENS ARE THE FASTEST GROWING SEGMENT OF THE GARDEN SCENE TODAY.  WITNESS ANY OF THE CURRENT GARDEN OR MAKE-OVER TYPE SHOWS ON TV AND ALMOST WITHOUT FAIL THEY HAVE SOME KIND OF WATER GARDEN FEATURE.

THIS PAGE WILL ENABLE YOU TO KNOW WHAT PLANTS TO ORDER, WHEN TO ORDER, AND HOW YOUR STAFF CAN ADVISE YOUR CLIENTS WHAT PLANTS TO PUT WHERE. 
SIMPLE CULTURAL NOTES ACCOMPANY EACH
PLANT.

WHEN PLANTING A POND EACH PLANT HAS A SPECIFIC DEPTH
OF WATER IT MUST GROW IN.  SO YOU WILL NEED TO ORDER
PLANTS IN EACH DEPTH RANGE. THE RATIO OF MARGINAL
PLANTS TO DEEP WATER PLANTS IS ABOUT TEN TO ONE. 
SO ORDER MANY MORE EDGE OF POND OR MARGINAL PLANTS.

DON’T FORGET OXYGENATING
AND FREE FLOATING PLANTS ARE IMPORTANT
AND HAVE THEIR PLACE IN THE POND.

 

 

ACCREDITATION

 

ALL PLANTS HAVE FULL ACCREDITATION FOR ALL STATES AND TERRITORIES OF AUSTRALIA.

 

 

STOCK LIST

AMAZON QUEEN  Alocasia amazonica
Pot size: 140mm
Pot size: 200mm
MARGINAL-EMERGENT
Prefers semi shade.
Grow wet or damp
Grows to 2m tall. 
Yellow flowers in late summer
Frost tender.
May go dormant in the winter.
 

BLACK MAGIC Colocasia esculenta
Pot size: 140mm
Pot size: 200mm
Will tolerate full sun or part shade
Grow in ponds, wet or damp position
Frost tender
Leaves to 60cm long
Grows in a clump to 1.5metres tall

COURT JESTER Houttuynia cordata
Pot size: 140mm
Pot size: 180mm patio pot
OXYGENATING PLANT
Will tolerate full sun or part shade
Grow in ponds, wet, damp or partly submerged
Frost hardy
White flowers in early summer

DWARF PAPYRUS Cyperus prolifer
Pot size: 140mm
Pot size: 180mm patio pot
Will tolerate full sun or part shade
Grow in ponds, wet or damp position

ELEPHANT EARS Alocasia macrorhizos
Pot size: 200mm
MARGINAL-EMERGENT

Will tolerate full sun or part shade
Grow in ponds, wet or damp position
Will grow to 2 metres tall with a low trunk
Highly scented arum lily-like flowers in summer

MARES TAIL Hippuris vulgaris
Pot size: 180mm patio pot
Bunch of 10 cut off pieces with name label.  Can be express posted - 20 assorted bunches of Mares Tail and/or Parrots Feather per express post box.

FOR SALE IN VICTORIA ONLY

SUBMERGED-FLOATING
MARGINAL-EMERGENT

OXYGENATING PLANT

Will tolerate full sun or part shade

Grow in wet, damp or fully submerged in water
Frost hardy

MINIATURE FRINGED MOSAIC WATER LILY  Nymphoides crenata
Pot size: 200mm Patio Pot
Flowers in the shade and suits small modern water gardens.
Frost Hardy
SUBMERGED-FLOATING

Will tolerate full sun

Grow in ponds fully submerged
Has a dark purple variegated leaf
Small yellow star shaped flowers in summer

MINIATURE FRINGED WATER LILY  Nymphoides geminata
Pot size: 200mm Patio Pot
Flowers in the shade and suits small modern water gardens.
Frost Hardy
SUBMERGED-FLOATING

Will tolerate full sun

Grow in ponds fully submerged
Small yellow star shaped flowers in summer

NARDOO - AQUATIC   Marsilea drummondii
Pot size: 180mm Patio Pot
Australian native
OXYGENATING PLANT
SUBMERGED-FLOATING-MARGINAL-EMERGENT

Frost Hardy
Will tolerate full sun or part shade
Grow in ponds fully submerged

PAPYRUS GRASS Papyrus antiquorum
Pot size: 200mm
Pot size: 200mm patio pot

MARGINAL-EMERGENT
Will tolerate full sun or part shade
Grow in ponds, wet or damp position
Height to 3 m.
Protect from frost in winter

PICKEREL RUSH  Pontederia cordata
Pot size: 180mm Patio Pot
MARGINAL-EMERGENT

Will tolerate full sun or part shade
Grow in ponds, wet or damp position
Stunning blue flowers in summer

SACRED LOTUS  Nelumbo nucifera
Pot size: 300mm Patio Pot
Color - Pink/white

These hardy plants will grow in almost all climate zones of Australia, and will even tolerate the surface of the water freezing.
Place the patio pots in a sunny position.
Keep topped up with water and they will grow and flower for 4-5 months of the year.
During the colder months they will die back below the water level.
You can plant them directly into ponds.


SARRACENIA Species
Pot size: 120mm  

Low growing varieties available

TRENDY INTERESTING CARNIVOROUS PLANT
Frost Hardy

MARGINAL
Will tolerate full sun
Grow in ponds, in wet or damp position
Stunning flowers in spring/summer

 

SHIELD PENNYWORT   Hydrocotyle verticillata

Pot size: 180mm Patio Pot
Frost Hardy
Australian native

Will tolerate full sun or part shade
Grow in ponds, wet or damp position

Bright green disc leaves, size of 50 cent coin, held above water

Small white flower heads

 

UMBRELLA GRASS  Cyperus alternifolius
Pot size: 140mm
Pot size: 180mm patio pot

Frost Hardy

MARGINAL-EMERGENT

Will tolerate full sun or part shade

Grow in ponds, in wet or damp position

 

WATER LETTUCE  Pistia stratiotes
*** Can be posted by express post -  50 lettuce per express post box
Comes in a foam display box, so you don't need a tank to put them in.

MUST NOT BE SOLD IN ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, TAS, WA
AVAILABLE ONLY IN VICTORIA AND SOUTH AUSTRALIA

FREE FLOATING

Will tolerate full sun or part shade

Free floating in ponds, resembles a small furry lettuce

Treat as an annual - will die in the cold in winter.

Use as fish shelter or decoration

 

WATER LILY Nymphaea   
Pink, White, Yellow, Red, Apricot

Pot size: 200mm Patio Pot

Miniature apricot, Miniature red
Pot size: 200mm patio pot
 

WATER LILY TROPICAL
Magenta pink,
white, blue, yellow

Pot size: 300mm Patio Pot

WATER LILY - PREMIUM

Double Gonnere (giant double white)
Gloriosa (giant red)
Helen Gawler (giant miniature pink)
Karleen Harder (giant yellow)
Paul Harriot (giant apricot)
Pink Opal (giant pink)
Pot size: 300mm Patio Pot
 

Frost Hardy

SUBMERGED-FLOATING

Grow in ponds.
Will tolerate full sun.

Will produce stunning flowers in spring/summer/autumn, if grown in full sun
Use as fish shelter or decoration
Goes dormant in winter

 

 

WATER POPPY  Hydrocleys nymphoide

Pot size: 200mm Patio Pot
Frost Hardy

SUBMERGED-FLOATING

Will grow and flower in full sun or shade

Grow in ponds

Yellow poppy like flowers in summer - autumn

 

WATER RIBBON  Triglochin procera

Pot size: 180mm Patio Pot
Frost Hardy

SUBMERGED-FLOATING

OXYGENATING PLANT

Australian native

Will tolerate full sun or part shade

Grow in ponds, in wet or damp position 

Tall emergent green flowers in summer

 

 

RHUBARB  Rheun x hybridum

Pot size: 200mm Red Pot
Grow in full sun
Plenty of water and fertiliser
Our rhubarb was featured at the Ball Hortivations event in November 2008 and in the Feb/March 2009 issue of Greenworld

 

 

THE LAW

ETHICS, WATER GARDENS AND THE ENVIRONMENT

CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL COUNCIL AS TO LEGAL POND DEPTHS, FENCING REQUIREMENTS, ETC.  EACH STATE HAS DIFFERENT REGULATIONS COVERING AQUATIC PLANTS AND IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO COMPLY WITH THOSE APPLICABLE IN YOUR STATE.

Water gardens on the whole are environmentally friendly and safe requiring less water than many types of conventional gardens with virtually no fertilisers, pesticides or weedicides. The disposal of unwanted or surplus plants, fish or pond “animals” is the area which requires care and education.

DO NOT DISPOSE OF SURPLUS PLANTS OR WATER “ANIMALS” IN WATER COURSES, SWAMPS OR LAND FILLS.

DO NOT TAKE PLANTS TO GREEN RECYCLING DEPOTS.

DO NOT PUT INTO GARDEN MULCHER - COMPOSTING IS THE BEST METHOD FOR PLANT DISPOSAL.

MOST PET SHOPS WILL ACCEPT SURPLUS GOLD FISH, ETC.

 

FOR THE LATEST INFORMATION ABOUT THE LEGAL STATUS OF ANY WATER PLANTS CONTACT THE APPROPRIATE ORGANIZATION IN YOUR STATE

 

ACT             02 6207 2264            www.act.gov.au

NSW            1800 680 244            www.agric.nsw.gov.au

NT                08 8999 2348           www.dpif.nt.gov.au

QLD             1800 803 788           www.dnr.qld.gov.au

SA                08 8303 9500           www.pi.sa.gov.au

TAS             1300 368 550            www.dpiwe.tas.gov.au

VIC              136 186                   www.nre.vic.gov.au

WA              08 9368 3333            www.agric.wa.gov.au

 

This Page was last updated on Saturday, 26 November 2011

 


NEW PHONE NUMBER: 0428 587 162
NEW FAX NUMBER: 61 (0)3 5977 7301
NEW ADDRESS: 103 Dandenong-Hastings Road,
Somerville, Vic, 3912     
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TRIFFID PARK 257 Perry Road, Keysborough, Vic, 3173, Australia
Melways reference: Map 94 G 4/5
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PHONE: 61 (0)3 9769 1663 -11am to 5pm - Monday to Wednesday ONLY
FAX: 61 (0)3 9769 1663 - 8am - 8pm,  7 days per week.

EMAIL: Donna at
triffids@triffidpark.com.au
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                Owned and operated by Colin and Tina Clayton              Managed by Donna Clayton-Smith