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Ground Cover Grassy

Strappy leaved and grassy groundcovers for mass planting and carpet planting, lawn substitutes and erosion control.

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  1. Zoysia - No mow grass

    Zoysia - No mow grass

    Want a no-mow lawn? Velvet grass grows to only 10cm, perfect for ground cover, between pavers, around pools and ponds, and low-traffic areas. Drought tolerant once established. Fine slender leaf, gorgeous mass planted in Japanese or Balinese style gardens. Excellent at squashing those weeds down. Learn More
    $3.95

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  2. Themeda 'Mingo™' - kangaroo grass

    Themeda 'Mingo™' - kangaroo grass

    Ultimate low maintenance low growing native grass in a lovely shade of silver-blue. Sterile seedheads in summer attract feeding birds. Excellent ground cover and landscaping plant. Edible seeds used for bushtucker flour Learn More
    $5.95

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  3. Poa labillardierei - tussock grass

    Poa labillardierei - tussock grass

    Elegant versatile native grass especially useful for erosion control. Happy in any soil, especially wetter areas. Feathery flowerheads in summer add to the appeal. Often recommended in local council planting lists.

    plant image: Leonora Enking via Flickr; roo image: Harry Rose via Flickr; coast mage: Dr Mary Gillham via Flickr; seedhead image: NSW grassy ecosystems via Flickr

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    $3.20

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  4. Phormium Surfer Boy

    Phormium Surfer Boy

    Gnarly! This compact flax has a loose curvy twist to the bronze-green leaves. Ideal for container planting as well as accents in the border and mass landscaping.

    image to show colour and size: Forest and Kim Starr via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $5.50
  5. Pennisetum alopecuroides - swamp fountain grass

    Pennisetum alopecuroides - swamp fountain grass

    Compact elegant native grass with creamy foxtail flowerspikes. Suited to moist soils as the name suggests. Plant this grass where you can enjoy the sound of the leaves rustling in the breeze.

    Image by Dominicus Johannes Bergsma (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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    $3.25

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  6. Pennisetum - purple fountain grass

    Pennisetum - purple fountain grass

    Graceful large ornamental grass, rich burgundy purple when mature, with purple-cream fluffy foxtail plumes year-round. Low maintenance. Looks best given space to sway and move in the breeze, making a relaxing sound. Gets to over 1m around in the right spot so allow for this when planting. Learn More
    $5.30

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  7. Ophiopogon japonicus - mondo grass

    Ophiopogon japonicus - mondo grass

    Evergreen low groundcover ideal for borders, rockeries, in tubs and pots or between stepping stones. This perennial plant forms neat clumps of shiny, dark green leaves and requires very little maintenance to keep looking good. Lush growth in shade. Learn More
    $3.60
  8. Ophiopogon - dwarf mondo

    Ophiopogon - dwarf mondo

    Very low growing ornamental grass with glossy dark foliage. Excellent groundcover in full sun or part shade. Suited to rockeries and along the edges of paths as it is very hardy. Suitable for pots; under trees, windowboxes. Learn More
    $3.60
  9. Ophiopogon - black mondo

    Ophiopogon - black mondo

    Unique groundcover plant with nearly jet-black strappy leaves. Unmistakable, it makes a striking garden element for edging and borders, dramatic mass plantings, and a contrast with coloured-foliage and flowering plants. Bonus! Lilac flower spikes in summer. Learn More
    $5.20

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  10. Lomandra TROPIC CASCADE™

    Lomandra TROPIC CASCADE™

    Weeping lomandra to 70cm around. Suitable for humid and tropical gardens, moist soils, erosion control and other tricky sites. Bright green foliage, large yellow flowers that will not self-seed. Learn More
    $5.05
  11. Lomandra Shara™

    Lomandra SHARA™

    Tidy compact grass to 50cm around. Finer leaf on this native variety, very good in humid locations. Great erosion control plant and fantastic in rooftop gardens. Learn More
    $5.55
  12. Lomandra longifolia

    Lomandra longifolia

    Tough as - Easy to see why it's one of your favourites! Better in dry soils and dry climates than hystrix, and more upright. Will grow in almost any climate, soil, location or situation. Use for erosion control, weed suppressing, mass planting, ground cover, feature planting, in pots. Grows to about 1.2m around. Almost zero maintenance, but some fertiliser will help it look its best. Learn More
    $3.05
  13. Lomandra little con

    Lomandra Little Con

    Petite form of this native grass, perfect for small gardens as a bordering plant or in a container, or even as a no-mow lawn in traffic-free areas. Cute compact tussocks of fine foliage. Excellent erosion control on slopes and banks. Lovely in Asian-style gardens. Learn More
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  14. Lomandra hystrix - mat rush

    Lomandra hystrix - mat rush

    You love this plant and we can see why! Better in wet soils and humid locations than Lomandra longifolia. Will grow in almost any climate, soil, location or situation. Use for erosion control, weed suppressing, mass planting, ground cover, feature planting, in pots. Grows to about 1m around. Almost zero maintenance, but some fertiliser will help it look its best. Our most popular Lomandra. Learn More
    $2.95
  15. lomandra longifolia

    Lomandra 'Verday'

    Compact, fast-growing, bright green lomandra to approx 60cm around. Tough as old boots - tolerates heat, drought, frost, salt, wind, pollution. Doesn't like high humidity so much - try Tropic Cascade instead if you live in the tropics - but happy in almost every other location. Learn More
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  16. Lomandra 'Little Pal'

    Lomandra 'Little Pal'

    Compact fine-leaved native grass for contrast planting in gardens, or erosion control on banks. Happier than other lomandra in shady spots, larger than the related Little Con. Learn More
    $5.50
  17. Lomandra 'Little Cricket'

    Lomandra 'Little Cricket'

    A compact knee-high version of our most popular lomandra 'Mat Rush', perfect for smaller gardens. Use in borders and rockeries.

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    $5.50
  18. Liriope Silverlawn™

    Liriope Silverlawn™

    Create shimmering silver borders and striking mass planting. Great contrast to evergreen hedges, red flowering plants, dark-leaved plants; adds light to a shady spot.
    See our foliage plants to help find the perfect partner.

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    $4.75

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  19. Liriope Samantha

    Liriope Samantha

    Hardy, compact, pink-flowered popular liriope ideal for rockeries, landscaping, erosion control, container planting, in sun or shade.

    Flower image for colour illustration: Bruce Kirchoff;Flickr cropped to size.

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    $3.35
  20. Liriope Royal Purple

    Liriope Royal Purple

    Rich purple dense flowers in summer, black berries in winter, evergreen grassy foliage all year round. Great for borders, mass planting, deep ground cover almost anywhere. Happy in deep shade or full sun, and very cold hardy.

    image: Leonora Enking via Flickr cropped to size.

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  21. Liriope Isabella™

    Liriope Isabella™

    Lawn alternative suited to both sun and deep shade locations.
    Perfect for areas which are fully shaded during winter. Cute pink flowers and dark green leaves. Learn More
    $4.75
  22. Liriope Evergreen Giant

    Liriope Evergreen Giant

    You love our liriopes! Great for borders, mass planting, deep ground cover almost anywhere. Happy in shade. Evergreen, compact, dense clumps of strappy foliage, spikes of purple-pink bobbly flowers in summer and purple-blue berries in winter. Also called lilyturf or monkeygrass. Learn More
    $3.35
  23. Juncus usitatus - common rush

    Juncus usitatus - common rush

    Native ornamental grass for margins of waterways and ponds. Stabilises banks and provides a natural habitat for native birds and frogs.

    Image: John Tann from Sydney, Australia (Juncus usitatus tussock) [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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    $2.95
  24. Juncus 'Spiralis' - corkscrew rush

    Juncus 'Spiralis' - corkscrew rush

    Quirky little plant for indoors somewhere sunny or in a planter box with flowering annuals. Great for marshy or water-margin areas of the garden. Perfect potted plant for overwaterers!

    Image: Leonora (Ellie) Enking via Flickr cropped to size.

     

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    $4.95
  25. Ficinia nodosa - club rush

    Ficinia nodosa - club rush

    Quick establishing Australian native tussock grass, ideal planted around water features, ponds, and dry creek beds. Excellent filtration bed plant that also grows well in free-draining sandy soils.
    Here's an interesting feature on how Melbourne uses Ficinia to clean drainwater to irrigate its parks.

    Image source: John Tann Flicker CC.

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    $3.25

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