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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 Commons Cropped to size
    ; Plant image: Tatters via Flickr Cropped to size
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    $5.10

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  2. 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
    $4.95

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  3. Clivia green centre

    Clivia green centre

    Something a little special for this popular flowering shade plant. Makes a beautiful houseplant or interior landscaping too. Evergreen all year with spectacular flower clusters in winter-spring.

    Image: Monty via Flickrfor illustration, flower centre is green but petal colour may vary

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    $6.45

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  4. Clivia Pastel

    Clivia Pastel

    Bell-shaped clusters of flowers in soft gentle shades, lovely for shade and underplanting, indoors and out. Strappy leaf evergreen plant suited to borders, mass planting or containers. Image is for illustration, your clivia may have a slightly different petal colour. Learn More
    $6.45
  5. Clivia peach

    Clivia peach

    Choice unusual colour for this popular flowering shade plant. Makes a beautiful houseplant or interior landscaping too. Evergreen all year with spectacular flower clusters in winter-spring.

    Image: Monty via Flickrfor illustration, colour may vary slightly

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    $6.45
  6. Dianella 'Emerald Fountain'

    Dianella 'Emerald Fountain'

    Native bordering and groundcover plant suited to almost any location or climate, especially shade. Super versatile, tolerates heat, drought, frost, wet and humid conditions. Plus pretty purple flowers in season! Learn More
    $6.15

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  7. 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
  8. 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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    $3.55

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  9. 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
  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. 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
  12. 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

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  13. 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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  14. 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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    $4.75

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  15. 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

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  16. 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
    $3.70
  17. Phormium Bronze Baby

    Phormium 'Bronze Baby'

    Dwarf flax with rich copper-toned upright foliage. Ideal for borders, containers and accent planting; low maintenance and hardy. Learn More
    $5.65

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  18. Trachelospermum FLAT MAT™

    Trachelospermum FLAT MAT™

    Dense compact evergreen carpet plant, perfect over a patio railing to enjoy the scented flowers. Will spread to 4m to cover embankments, rockeries, under trees and shrubs where you need evergreen ground cover. Fast to establish. Learn More
    $4.90

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  19. Trachelospermum Tricolour

    Trachelospermum Tricolour

    Always a favourite with our customers for its versatility and year round colour. Grow as a twining low ground cover, or as a climber up a trellis. Can be clipped to an effective tight low hedge. Variegated pink-cream evergreen leaves, highly scented white starry flowers in spring and summer. Learn More
    $3.50
  20. Tulbaghia - society garlic

    Tulbaghia - society garlic

    Cottage garden favorite, delightful small plant with blue-green grassy foliage and dainty lilac flowers on tall slender stems. Lovely for ground cover plantings or something unusual for the kitchen garden (the leaves and flowers are edible).

    Group image: Awesome SA via Flickr cropped to size.

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