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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. 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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    $3.30
  2. 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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    $3.35

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  3. 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
    $3.70
  4. 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
    $5.20
  5. 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
    $5.70

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  6. 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
    $3.15

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  7. 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
    $5.65
  8. 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
  9. 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
    $5.65
  10. 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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    $5.65
  11. 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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    $4.90
  12. 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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    $3.45
  13. Liriope Pink Pearl™

    Liriope Pink Pearl™

    Petite neat variegated grass with soft pink flower spikes through summer, perfect for shady borders and dotted through sunny rockeries. Learn More
    $4.90
  14. 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
    $4.90
  15. Liriope Amethyst™

    Liriope Amethyst™

    Easy to grow low grass perfect for almost any soil type and climate, establishes quickly to create dense flowering borders. With richly coloured foliage and brilliant tall purple flower spikes, Amethyst makes a beautiful cottage garden plant in full flower. Learn More
    $4.90

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  16. 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

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  17. 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! Learn More

    $5.10
  18. Festuca glauca - blue fescue

    Festuca glauca - blue fescue

    Outstanding small ornamental grass featuring steel-blue foliage all year round. Fine slender leaves, neat shape. Will develop to a compact rounded clump in as little as 12 months. Learn More
    $3.20
  19. Dianella 'Silver Streak' variegated

    Dianella 'Silver Streak' variegated

    A lovely white-striped compact form of the native dianella. Ideal for adding light and colour to shaded areas of the garden, mass plantings, or jazzing up a dull border. Learn More
    $6.50
  20. Dianella 'Little Jess'™

    Dianella 'Little Jess'™

    Very compact variety of a native grass with a profusion of purple flowers in spring, and fresh green foliage year round. Great drought tolerant landscaping plant, and easy going in most locations. Almost maintenance-free. Learn More
    $6.15
  21. Casuarina 'Cousin It'

    Casuarina 'Cousin It'

    Unique, strange, fun! This popular plant has a character all of its own, with fine 'hairy' strands of evergreen cascading foliage, soft to touch. Use as a groundcover or feature plant in rockeries and hanging baskets, where it will spread to 1m across but only 10cm high. Low maintenance, weed suppressing.
    "Our 'Cousin Its" arrived this morning, beautifully and securely packed, looking extremely healthy ... We do not have an enormous garden but every time we need new plants we will be back to you as our favourite plant nursery." Charles & Christine - Sydney NSW Learn More
    $4.90

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