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This book has been prepared as a general guide to the people of Adelaide and environs in their use and selection of Australian native plants. Naturally, in such an area there is considerable variation from garden to garden and it is not always possible to be precise when advising growers on their chances of success with a particular species. As a consequence the publication centres mainly on those species which have proved to be generally reliable over time under a wide range of Adelaide soils and conditions, but presents a different list for areas such as the coast or the Mount Lofty Ranges where soils and / or climate affects the range of suitable plants.
Even so, there are many more species (some not yet tried) which may well be successful in your garden and growers should not be discouraged from trying a species which does not appear on the lists.