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Grasses and Groundcover

These plants are all ideal for growing in shady spots - particularly under shrubs, around the base of trees, in mass groundcover plantings in not-so-sunny situations.

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  1. Acanthus mollis - oyster plant

    Acanthus mollis - oyster plant

    Evergreen architectural foliage plant, low growing, cold tolerant, flowers in summer. Suited to pots, borders and mass planting. Grows well in most parts of Australia.

    Foliage image: Dinkum (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia CommonsCropped to size
    Plant image: Tatters via Flickr Cropped to size

    Close-up flower image: Michael Coghlan via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $4.95
  2. Clivia 'Linder Mix'

    Clivia 'Linder Mix'

    Bell shaped flowers in warm tropical shades. Strappy leaf evergreen plant suited to borders, mass planting or container planting in shaded areas.

    Flower image: Longwood Gardens by: Raul654 via Wikipedia. Cropped to size.


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    $6.20

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  3. Clivia Belgian Orange

    Clivia Belgian Orange

    Vibrant orange flowering variety with strappy evergreen foliage, suited to shaded areas as a border. Great in pots too! Learn More
    $4.05
  4. Clivia Yellow

    Clivia Yellow

    Yellow clivia are excellent plants suited for dry shade under trees, or as indoor plants, flowering in clusters of pastel yellow shades late winter and spring. Learn More
    $5.70

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  5. Dianella 'Emerald Fountain'

    Dianella 'Emerald Fountain'

    Native bordering and groundcover plant suited to almost any location or climate. Super versatile, tolerates heat, drought, frost, wet and humid conditions. Plus pretty purple flowers in season! Learn More
    $5.95
  6. 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
    $6.30
  7. Dianella 'Utopia™'

    Dianella 'Utopia™'

    Beautiful variety of native grass with broad purple-blue metallic leaves, each with a slight twist of movement. Lovely for mass planting in landscaping, or edging a driveway to your home. Learn More
    $5.95

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  8. Dianella Tiny Titan™

    Dianella Tiny Titan™

    Tiny compact form of the native dianella, growing to only 15cm tall. Lovely alternative to Ophiopogon (mondo grass) in sunny locations. Ideal for rockeries and underplanting. Learn More
    $5.95

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  9. Dichondra repens - kidneyweed

    Dichondra repens - kidneyweed

    Lush native groundcover perfect for creating a natural carpet in shaded areas of the garden. usually available February-March and July-September

    Image: Harry Rose from South West Rocks, Australia [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons
    Flower image: Harry Rose from South West Rocks, Australia [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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    $2.95

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  10. Liriope Amethyst™

    Liriope Amethyst™

    Easy to grow grass with richly coloured foliage and brilliant tall purple flower spikes. Amethyst makes a beautiful cottage garden plant in full flower. Perfect for almost any soil type and climate, establishes quickly to create dense flowering borders. Learn More
    $4.20
  11. Liriope Big Blue

    Liriope Big Blue

    Compact free-flowering lilyturf, a tough little battler for erosion control on banks and slopes, mass planting in dry areas,happy in sun or shade, humid or dry air, coastal gardens and at altitude. It's evergreen, very cold-hardy and almost zero-maintenance.

    image: Leonora Enking via Flickr cropped to size.

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    $5.50

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  12. 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
  13. 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
    $4.20
  14. Liriope Just Right™

    Liriope Just Right™

    A hardy and consistent grass suited to borders and mass planting. Easy care, drought and frost tolerant once established, ideal for creating a natural looking dry creek bed. Will not set seed. Learn More
    $4.20
  15. Liriope Pink Pearl™

    Liriope Pink Pearl™

    Petite variegated grass with soft pink flower spikes through summer, perfect for shady borders and dotted through sunny rockeries. Learn More
    $4.20
  16. 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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    $5.50
  17. Liriope Silverlawn™

    Liriope Silverlawn™

    Create shimmering silver borders. Great contrast to evergreen hedges, red flowering plants, dark-leaved plants.
    See our foliage plants to help find the perfect partner.

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    $4.20
  18. 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
  19. 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. Learn More
    $5.55

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  20. 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
  21. 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
    $5.50
  22. 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

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  23. Matapouri Bay - Arthropodium

    Matapouri Bay - Arthropodium

    Tough, elegant, hardy, shade-loving, ideal for underplanting even in dry spots. Wide blue-green leaves create a lush tropical effect. Well suited to most climates once established. Also known as New Zealand rock lily, the small starry white flowers in summer add extra appeal.
    Image By: Wendy Cutler, CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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    $3.75
  24. 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
  25. 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

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