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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Acacia baileyana - Cootamundra wattle
Resilient adaptable wattle, with feathery delicate mimosa foliage and masses of iconic lemon-yellow powderpuff flowers in winter. It's perha...
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
Masses of large bright red flowers give spectacular colour in spring and summer. Smaller and more compact than other bottlebrushes, to 1m an...
Callistemon Rose Opal
Compact to 1.5m, evergreen, large pink-red brush flowers. Perfect for smaller garden settings, hedging and screening, or specimen planting. ...
Carissa Desert Star
Very attractive dark glossy evergreen foliage makes an appealing shrub year round. In warmer months - or year-round further north - the ...
Carpobrotus - pigface, iceplant
Bright native groundcover flowering succulent familiar to anyone in coastal Queensland. Excellent for rockeries, dry poor soils, waterwise g...
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...
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...
Dodonaea - purple hop bush
Excellent for foliage colour, erosion control, dense windbreaks, re-vegetation. Resistant to wind, salt, pollution and drought. Tolerant to ...
Festuca glauca - blue fescue grass
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 ...
Flindersia australis - crows ash
Hardy large street or feature tree with a rounded habit, non invasive roots and bird attracting flowers followed by decorative star-shape...
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
Silvery-grey foliage and unusual shades of burnt orange, gold, purple, and ivory mark Talent gazanias as something special. Usually availabl...
Grevillea Carpet Layer
Great little groundcover with bright flowers at least half the year, and very ornamental leaves all year round. Keeps the weeds down, keeps ...
Grevillea Gin Gin Gem
Dry rockeries, embankments, seaside gardens make the perfect home for this compact native groundcover. Vibrant fine foliage and red-cream fl...
Grevillea Royal Mantle
Hardy low-growing native ground-cover, ideal for trailing down rockeries and embankments, and attracting wildlife to your garden. Bright red...
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...
Liriope Evergreen Giant
You love our liriopes! Great for borders, mass planting, deep ground cover almost anywhere. Happy in shade. Evergreen, compact, dense clumps...
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