Our collection of tough and hardy plants includes ground-covers, flowering shrubs, and grasses, all specifically targeted at reducing soil erosion and helping revegatation. Their roots will knit together loose soils and help retain moisture and humus.
Create dams and barriers to slow the flow of any water. Plant native grasses to hold the soil in. Plant drought tolerant low plants. Add shadecloth or treeguards if possible to shade new tubestock from searing sun. When these start to establish, plant shrubs and trees.
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Acmena smithii Minor
Create a natural privacy screen to 3m using this dense-growing hardy attractive Australian native. Rich bronze new growth, fluffy summer flo...
Acorus - variegated sweet flag
Arching very slender grass, striped green and gold, super cold-hardy. Loves moist soils, creek margins, bog gardens; will even grow in coldw...
Bauhinia corymbosa - orchid vine
.Sun loving groundcover-climber-hedge. Looks delicate, grows tough. Hardy enough for planting on median strips and city spaces; pretty enoug...
Callistemon Captain Cook
Large bright red flowers give spectacular colour in spring and summer. Smaller and more compact than other bottlebrushes, to 1m. Very hardy ...
Callistemon Rose Opal
Compact to 1.5m, evergreen, large pink-red brush flowers. Perfect for smaller garden settings, hedging and screening, or specimen planting. ...
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 t...
Chrysocephalum - yellow buttons
Silvery-green native ground cover with bright yellow flowers, adaptable to all kinds of garden situations and climates. Plant in a sunny spo...
Corymbia - lemon scented gum
Kings Park WA features an avenue planting of this majestic fragrant gum. Plant as a wind break in large gardens. Coppice as a shrub in sm...
Dianella Emerald Fountain
Native bordering and groundcover plant suited to almost any location or climate, especially shade. Super versatile, tolerates heat, drought,...
Dietes bicolor - peacock flower
Creamy yellow open iris-like flowers, look like dozens of butterflies in flight from a distance. Grassy plant, excellent for erosion control...
Dietes iridioides - butterfly iris
Lovely white six-petaled flowers and grassy foliage, like an iris. Good around waterways. Low maintenance, ideal for landscaping, erosion co...
Festuca glauca - blue fescue
Outstanding small ornamental grass featuring steel-blue foliage all year round. Fine slender leaves, neat shape, compact and rounded.
Ficinia nodosa - club rush
Quick establishing Australian native tussock grass, ideal planted around water features, ponds, and dry creek beds. Excellent filtration ...
Gazania Orange Flame
Hot orange striped daisy flowers cover this heat tolerant groundcover from spring to autumn. Plant in a sunny spot for best flowering displa...
Gazania Talent Mix
Colourful mix of bright flowers grow above silvery foliage. Clear shades of burnt orange, gold, purple, ivory and occasional stripes. Ideal ...
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 g...
Juncus usitatus - common rush
Native ornamental grass for margins of waterways and ponds. Ideal grass for revegetation, and soil stabilisation of banks, and provides a na...
Juniper conferta - shore juniper
Easy care groundcover conifer, suited to erosion control on embankments, container planting and bonsai. Ideal for seaside gardens as the nam...
Tufty upright native grass, thigh-high, with a good bright leaf colour. Loves it by the coast where it's sunny, happy almost anywhere that d...
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, s...
Lomandra Lime Tuff
Tufty upright lomandra, zero-maintenance, sails through frost, drought, shade, sun, coast or inland, clay or sandy soil.
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 al...
Tidy compact grass to 50cm around. Finer leaf on this native variety, very good in humid locations. Great erosion control plant and fantasti...
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 s...
Mazus Fairy Lights
Sturdy little lawn-alternative groundcover, generous with flowers for six months of the year. Will quickly cover the ground and tolerate bei...
Melaleuca Claret Tops
Red new growth on soft grey-green leaves, with masses of white flowers in spring. Full sun gives leaves a brighter red colour. Claret Tops ...
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