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Ground Cover Grassy

Grassy groundcovers for mass planting and carpet planting, lawn substitutes and erosion control.

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  1. Bambusa Pogonatherum

    Bambusa - Baby Panda bamboo

    The ultimate feature grass for Asian inspired gardens - tidy growth habit and a low mounded form. Pair with tall Tiger grass to really complete the look. Lovely for ground cover in mass plantings or in a low bowl as a container plant

    Image by IKAl (Own work) [GFDL or CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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  2. Baumea preissii - broad twig rush

    Baumea preissii - broad twig rush

    Tall native broadleaf bog grass, thrives in and around water, marshland and flooded soils, where it will colonise and revegetate. Wider leaves than rubiginosa and with longer hanging flowerheads. Learn More
  3. Baumea rubiginosa - soft twig rush

    Baumea rubiginosa - soft twig rush

    Compact slender native bog grass, thrives in and around water, marshland and flooded soils, making it the ultimate landscape plant for wet areas in the garden, or landscape revegetation. Thinner blades than preissii with upright flowerspikes.

    Image source: Doug Beckers Flicker CC.

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  4. 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
  5. 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. 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
  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
  8. 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
  9. 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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  10. 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

  11. 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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  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
  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
  14. 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
  15. 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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  16. 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
  17. Lomandra Lime Tuff

    Lomandra Lime Tuff

    Tufty upright lomandra, zero-maintenance, sails through frost, drought, shade, sun, coast or inland, clay or sandy soil. Learn More
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. Lomandra NYALLA®

    Lomandra NYALLA®

    Tough fine leaf grass to just under 1m all around. Great in windy and coastal sites, excellent erosion control plant. Blue-green tint to the foliage. Drought and frost tolerant, low maintenance. Learn More
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. Pennisetum - dwarf purple fountain grass

    Pennisetum - dwarf purple fountain grass

    Hardy, compact, low maintenance, graceful ornamental grass with warm burgundy foliage and creamy-pink fluffy foxtail plumes. Lovely in containers or along a driveway or border. Learn More
  25. 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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