Symbol
Greg's Indigenous Plants & Landscapes
Australian plants for Australia
ABN: 65 285 170 251
Header image1 Header image2




  • This buying guide should be treated as a 'rule of thumb' and I can't guarentee that it will be entirely accurate in all regions and with all species.

Climatic Zones & Latitude

  •     Here is a map of Australia showing our climatic zones:

  • The distribution map for each plant species gives you an idea of what part of Australia, and therefore what climatic zones, that species originates from.
  • Each dot represents a plant specimen, collected by a particular botanist, in the national herbarium collection and the heaviest concentration of dots can be regarded as the natural range of the plant species.
  • Individual dots that are isolated from the main concentration are most likely garden escapes, and that location on the Australian continent is not part of the natural range of the plant species.

Provenance

  • If you don't understand the difference between indigenous plants and Australian native or what I mean by 'provenance' please refer to the definitions page.
  • All the tube stock on this online nursery are indigenous plants whose provenance is the Melbourne metropolitan region.
  • For all 10cm, 12cm, 14cm and giant tubes the provenance is uncertain and they should be regarded as general Australian native plants, regardless of where you are in Australia.
  • If you are outside the Melbourne metropolitan area the only way you willl be able to get indigenous plants with a provenance that includes your home is to find a specialist indigenous nursery in your area.
  • But never the less the species distribution maps and the above climatic zone map can still be used to approximately match the your garden with a species that has a high likelihood of growing successfully.
  • The table below will help you make that judgement.
  • Particular with Eucalyptus and Acacia where there are large numbers of species to choose from, try and choose a species where the highest concentration of dots, in the distribution map, is over your location.
  • Particularly for these genera (Eucalyptus and Acacia), following this rule of thumb as much as possible will reduce the risk of introducing Australian native environmental weeds to your area.
  • Examples of Australian native environmental weeds are Sweet Pittosporum and Cootamundra Wattle.
  • If, for example, you are some where near Melbourne but want to grow a selection of spectacular species that originate from Western Australia then you will almost certainly have to go to the trouble of creating raised garden beds filled with a deep layer of sandy-gravelly soil to have a good chance of successfully growing those species.
  • If, on the other hand, you choose species that originate primarily from the Melbourne region and southern Victoria then, in most cases, you can simply plant those species in your esisting garden beds.
New plant zone Your garden zone Issues
The plant species is unlikely to survive the much drier conditions unless you water them daily for their lifetime.
The plant species may survive the drier conditions but you will need to water them occassionally.
The plant species will probably survive the drier conditions but you will need to water them occassionally through out their lives. They may also grow slower and not reach their full size.
The plant species may suffer from difficult to treat fungal dieases that it does not normally encounter is drier conditions.
The plant species is likely to suffer from difficult to treat fungal dieases not normally encountered in cooler conditions.
The plant species may suffer difficult to treat from fungal dieases if the difference in latitude between your garden and the red zone is large..
Plants are likely to be much slower growing and are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time.
E.G. Backhousia citriodora grown in Victoria is more likely to remain a medium to large shrub unless you have a favourable micoclimate as in the Royal Melbourne Botianical Gardens where their Backhousia citriodora is a small to medium tree.
Plants are likely to be much slower growing and need a great deal more TLC for the first 12-18 months. They are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time but, the smaller the difference in latitude between you garden and the red zone, then less pronounced will be this problem.
E.G. Backhousia citriodora grown in Victoria is more likely to remain a medium to large shrub unless you have a favourable micoclimate as in the Royal Melbourne Botianical Gardens where their Backhousia citriodora is a small to medium tree.
Plants are likely to be much slower growing and they will have to be watered religiously throughout their lives. They are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time regardless of the difference in latitude between you garden and the red zone.
Plants are likely to be much slower growing, they will have to be watered occasionally throughout their lives and they will need a great deal more TLC for the first 12-18 to get them established. They are unlikely to reach their full subtropical size in your life time regardless of the difference in latitude between you garden and the red zone.
It is possible that your plants will do better and grow larger than is normally the case in their natural habitat, due to increased availability of water and nutrients. E.G. For Quandong Tree or Santalum acuminatum grown in a Melbourne garden, every year is a good year.
It is likely that the plant species will suffer from difficult to treat fungal diseases that it does not normally encounter in drier conditions..
It is possible that your plants will do better and grow larger than is normally the case in their natural habitat, due to increased availability of water and nutrients. But, for example, if you are planting it in the green zone within Victoria then the colder winters may counter this effect.
    It is likely hat the plant species will suffer from difficult to treat fungal diseases that it does not normally encounter in drier conditions..
    It is likely hat the plant species will suffer from difficult to treat fungal diseases that it does not normally encounter in drier conditions..

Soil Types

  • I have specified 3 main type of soil:
    1. Sandy or gravelly
    2. Sandy or loamy
    3. Clay or loamy
  • The geology on the western half of continental Australia is fundamentally different to that on the eastern half.
  • The eastern half of continental Australia is dominated by relatively young volcanic rocks and sedimentary deposits of clay and silt derived from those rocks.
  • These are generally richer in nutirients and hold more water.
  • An exception is the Sydney region which is dominated by sandstone and sandy soils.
  • The western half of continental Australia is domianted by very ancient and heavilt eroded and leached rocks, often billions of year old.
  • In contrast the soils derived from these rocks are very poor in nutirients and hold very little water.
  • So naturally the plant species on either side of the continent have quite different adaptations that allow them to cope with the different soil types.
  • WA plants have root adaptations that make them extremely efficient at gleaning what little phosphorous is present in the poor soils.
  • In fact their roots are often so efficient that, if you put them in compost based garden soils that contain high leverls of phosphorous, they can absorb so much phosphorous that it becomes toxic to the plant.
  • In addition to this few of them cope well with 'wet feet'.
  • Hence most WA plants will perform best, in the eastern states, if you use some sort of crushed rock in the form of a 7mm minus (crushed brick, crushed bluestone, crushed sandstone or what ver else happens to be available in your area).
  • In my area I have access to crushed brick 7mm minus, Lilydale Toppings and Sunset Toppings.
  • These are a good approximation for the soil types that are common over in WA - free draining and low in nutrients.
  • It is just a matter of creating raised gardens filled with one of these rather than conventional compost based garden soils.
  • But if you have clay soil on a reaonably steep slope, or any other situation where it is unlikely that the clay will remain too wet for too long after rainfall, then WA plants may be worth a try.
  • You can also do things like partially burying the root ball of the plant in the clay and then mounding up gravel around it to cover up the remaining exposed root ball.

This is a sprwaling plant that looks like slender stalks of celery. Both the leaves and stalks have a very strong celery taste.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - April
DistributionApium_insulare_.jpg


Scientific name: Apium insulare
Common name: Native Celery
Apium_insulare.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



This is a low spreading plant often seen on the primary sand dunes down Torquay and Anglesea way. It tastes very much like continental parsley.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - April
DistributionApium_prostratum_.jpg


Scientific name: Apium prostratum
Common name: Native Parsely
Apium_prostratum.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms grass like tufts of grey-green foliage topped with white papery daisey flowers.

Mature height1m
Mature Width50cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersDecember - Februrary
DistributionAmmobium_alatum_.jpg


Scientific name: Ammobium alatum
Common name: Winged Everlasting
Ammobium_alatum.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Forms spreading mound of weed suppressing masses of pink flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - December
DistributionBrachyscome_angustifolia_.jpg


Scientific name: Brachyscome angustifolia
Common name: Stiff Daisy
Brachyscome_angustifolia.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
Shopping cart



Forms a grass like spreading clump with masses of white flowers in spring.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - February
DistributionBrachyscome_basaltica_.jpg


Scientific name: Brachyscome basaltica
Common name: Basalt Daisy
Brachyscome_basaltica.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a grass like clump with masses of white flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width30m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - February
DistributionBrachyscome_dentata_.jpg


Scientific name: Brachyscome dentata
Common name: Lobe Seed Daisy
Brachyscome_dentata.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a spreading clump with masses of white flowers in spring.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width30cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - February
DistributionBrachyscome_diversifolia_.jpg


Scientific name: Brachyscome diversifolia
Common name: Tall Daisy
Brachyscome_diversifolia.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a spreading clump with masses of pink flowers in spring.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width30cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - April
DistributionBrachyscome_formosa_.jpg


Scientific name: Brachyscome formosa
Common name: Pilliga Daisy
Brachyscome_formosa.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Forms a small mound covered with pale mauve flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - February
DistributionBrachyscome_multifida_.jpg


Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy - local form
Brachyscome_multifida.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a small mound covered with mauve flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width0.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - February
DistributionBrachyscome_multifida_.jpg


Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy - break of day
Brachyscome_multifida_break_of_day.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
Shopping cart



Forms a small mound covered with mauve flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width0.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - February
DistributionBrachyscome_multifida_.jpg


Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy - fine leaf form
Brachyscome_multifida_fine_leaf.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
Shopping cart



Forms a dense carpet of grey-green foliage with masses of creamy white buttons in spring. Great for filling spaces and suppressing weeds.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober-February
DistributionCalocephalus_citreus_.jpg


Scientific name: Calocephalus citreus
Common name: Lemon Beauty Heads
Calocephalus_citreus.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



This is an attractive ground cover with white ovoid shaped flowers in spring. Once established it suckers vigorusly and forms a dense weed suppressing mat.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - February
DistributionCalocephalus_lacteus_.jpg


Scientific name: Calocephalus lacteus
Common name: Milk Beauty Heads
Calocephalus_lacteus.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a dense carpet of grey-green foliage with masses of yellow buttons in spring. Great for filling spaces and suppressing weeds.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
DistributionChrysocephalum_apiculatum_.jpg


Scientific name: Chrysocephalum appiculatum
Common name: Common Everlasting
Chrysocephalum_apiculatum.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a dense carpet of grey-green foliage with masses of yellow buttons in spring. Great for filling spaces and suppressing weeds.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
DistributionChrysocephalum_apiculatum_.jpg


Scientific name: Chrysocephalum appiculatum
Common name: Common Everlasting
Chrysocephalum_apiculatum.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
Shopping cart



Forms a grass like tuft of grey-green foliage with clusters of small yellow buttons in spring.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilSoil,Clay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember-April
DistributionChrysocephalum_semipapposum_.jpg


Scientific name: Chrysocephalum semipapposum
Common name: Clustered Everlasting
Chrysocephalum_semipapposum.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



This species was previously classified in the genus Helichrysum but has been re-classified in the new genus Coronidium. It forms a rounded mound of grey-green foliage covered in yelle button flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width0.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
ImageCoronidium_scorpioides_.jpg


Scientific name: Coronidium scorpioides
Common name: Curling Everlasting
Coronidium_scorpioides.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a tuft of grass like grey-green foliage with bright yellow hemispherical flowers on long stalks.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width30cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
ImageCraspedia_variabilis_.jpg


Scientific name: Craspedia variabilis
Common name: Common Billybuttons
Craspedia_variabilis.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



An attractive ground cover with dense suckering foliage and bright purple flowers in spring. It is ideal for wet and boggy spots.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - February
DistributionDampiera_diversifolia_.jpg


Scientific name: Dampiera diversifolia
Dampiera_diversifolia.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



An attractive ground cover with dense sprawling foliage and bright purple flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
DistributionDampiera_linearis_.jpg


Scientific name: Dampiera linearis
Common name: Wedge-leaved Dampiera
Dampiera_linearis.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Forms an attractive clump of rosemary like foliage covered in purple or pink flowers in spring..

Mature height40cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - February
DistributionDampiera_rosmarinifolia_.jpg


Scientific name: Dampiera rosmarinifolia
Common name: Rosemary Dampiera
Dampiera_rosmarinifolia.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



An attractive ground cover with dense sprawling foliage and bright purple flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - February
DistributionDampiera_stricta_.jpg


Scientific name: Dampiera stricta
Common name: Blue Dampiera
Dampiera_stricta.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



An attractive ground cover with dense sprawling foliage and bright purple flowers in spring. It is ideal for wet and boggy spots.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - February
DistributionDampiera_trigona_.jpg


Scientific name: Dampiera trigona
Common name: Angled Dampiera
Dampiera_trigona.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Aprostrate shrub with fine foliage and covered with orange pea flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - November
DistributionEutaxia_microphylla_.jpg


Scientific name: Eutaxia microphylla
Common name: Common Eutaxia
Eutaxia_microphylla.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Prostrate shrub with orbicular leave and orange pea flower in spring..

Mature height10cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSoil,Sandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersJuly - October
DistributionGastrolobium_minor_.jpg


Scientific name: Gastrolobium minor
Common name: Broad Leaved Gastrolobium
Gastrolobium_minor.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Forms spreading dwarf tufts covered with yellow flowers in spring and summer.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
DistributionGoodenia_elongata_.jpg


Scientific name: Goodenia elongata
Common name: Tall Goodenia
Goodenia_elongata.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a spreading mat of foliage covered in yellow flower over spring and summer.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
DistributionGoodenia_geniculata_.jpg


Scientific name: Goodenia geniculata
Common name: Bent Goodenia
Goodenia_geniculata.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms dense grass like clumps covered in yellow flowers in spring and summer.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
DistributionGoodenia_gracilis_.jpg


Scientific name: Goodenia gracilis
Common name: Slender Goodenia
Goodenia_gracilis.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a spreading mat of grey-green foliage covered in yellow button flowers.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-November
DistributionHelichrysum_rutidolepis_.jgp


Scientific name: Helichrysum rutidolepis
Common name: Pale Everlasting
Helichrysum_rutidolepis.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a dense spreading mound that suppresses weeds and is covered in bright yellow flowers in spring.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMay-November
DistributionHibbertia_empetrifolia_.jpg


Scientific name: Hibbertia empetrifolia
Common name: Scrambling Guinea Flower
Hibbertia_empetrifolia.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



Forms a dense spreading mound that suppresses weeds and is covered in bright yellow flowers in spring.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMay-November
DistributionHibbertia_empetrifolia_.jpg


Scientific name: Hibbertia empetrifolia
Common name: Scrambling Guinea Flower
Hibbertia_empetrifolia.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Forms dense mounds of grey-green foliage covered in papery yellow flowers in winter.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSoil,Sandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersDecember-April
DistributionLeucochrysum_albicans_.jpg


Scientific name: Leucochrysum albicans
Common name: Hoary Sunray
Leucochrysum_albicans.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



Will self seed vigorously and form multiple clumps. The seeds are edible and taste a little like sesame seeds.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
DistributionLinum_marginale_.jpg


Scientific name: Linum marginale
Common name: Native Flax
Linum_marginale.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Will spread vigorously forming a dense layer of foliage. The foliage is edible with a hot minty flavour and can be used in cooking or to make drinks.

Mature height60cm
Mature Width5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-April
DistributionMentha_australis_.jpg


Scientific name: Mentha australis
Common name: Native Mint
Mentha_australis.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms a small grass like tuft with bright yellow daisy like flowers in spring that dies back to a tubor over winter. The tubor is edible.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width20m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersJuly - November
DistributionMicroseris_lanceolata_.jpg


Scientific name: Microseris lanceolata
Common name: Yam Daisy
Microseris_lanceolata.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Has large Geranium like leaves and forms knee high mounds covered in pink flowers over spring and summer. Will self seed vigorously through your garden. During particularly hot dry summers you may need to cut back any dry foliage.

Mature height60cm
Mature Width60cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional hard prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - January
DistributionPelargonium_australe_.jpg


Scientific name: Pelargonium australe
Common name: Austral Stork Bills
Pelargonium_australe.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Has large gGeranium like leaves and forms small clumps. Spikes of small magenta flowers appear in spring

Mature height20cm
Mature Width20cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - January
DistributionPelargonium_rodneyanum_.jpg


Scientific name: Pelargonium rodneyanum
Common name: Magenta Stork Bills
Pelargonium_rodneyanum.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



Forms a grass like clump covered with bright yellow papery flowers in spring.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - December
DistributionPodolepis_jaceoides_.jpg


Scientific name: Podolepis jaceoides
Common name: Showy Podolepis
Podolepis_jaceoides.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



A scrambling plant that that is covered with orange flowers in spring

Mature height5cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSoil,Sandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - Decembe
DistributionPlatylobium_obtusangulum_.jpg


Scientific name: Platylobium obtusangulum
Common name: Common Flat Pea
Platylobium_obtusangulum.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



The plants are small and rather inconsicuous until the fluffy flowers appear. The form small ground hugging clumps.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - November
DistributionPtilotus_spathulatos_.jpg


Scientific name: Ptilotus spathulatos
Common name: Pussy Tails
Ptilotus_spathulatos.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



Forms grass like clumps of grey-green foliage with large golden yellow spherical flowers on long stalks.

Mature height60cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - April
DistributionPycnosorus_chrysanthes_.jpg


Scientific name: Pycnosorus globosus
Common name: Golden Billybuttons
Pycnosorus_globosus.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Forms grass like clumps of grey-green foliage with large golden yellow spherical flowers on long stalks.

Mature height60cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - April
DistributionPycnosorus_chrysanthes_.jpg


Scientific name: Pycnosorus globosus
Common name: Golden Billybuttons
Pycnosorus_globosus.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



Forms shrub like clumps of grey-green foliage with large golden yellow spherical flowers.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - December
DistributionPycnosorus_globosus_.jpg


Scientific name: Pycnosorus chrysanthes
Common name: Billy Buttons
Pycnosorus_chrysanthes.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Forms shrub like clumps of grey-green foliage with large golden yellow spherical flowers.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - December
DistributionPycnosorus_globosus_.jpg


Scientific name: Pycnosorus chrysanthes
Common name: Billy Buttons
Pycnosorus_chrysanthes.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



Forms loose clumps covered in bright yellow flowers in spring.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - December
DistributionRanunculus_lapaceus_.jpg


Scientific name: Ranunculus lapaceus
Common name: Australian Buttercups
Ranunculus_lapaceus.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Forms dense mounds of grey green foliage covered in white papery flowers in spring.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - May
DistributionRhodanthe_anthemoides_.jpg


Scientific name: Rhodanthe anthemoides
Common name: Chalomile Sunray
Rhodanthe_anthemoides.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



Forms dense mounds of grey green foliage covered in white papery flowers in spring.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - May
DistributionRhodanthe_anthemoides_.jpg


Scientific name: Rhodanthe anthemoides
Common name: Chalomile Sunray
Rhodanthe_anthemoides.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$13.50
Shopping cart



Forms low and dense prickly brambles similar to weedy blackberry, so don't plant it in small spaces in your garden. Differences between the two are as follows. Blackberry grow to about 2 meteres high where as native raspberry is always around knee high. Blackberry leaves are large and dark green with a pale green underside where as native raspberry leaves are much smaller and pale green with a distinctive white underside. Blackberry flowers are prominent and white while native raspberry flowers are barely noticeable. Native raspberry does not fruit regularly probably due to the lack of a specific native pollinating insect, but when they do ther fruit taste much like regular raspberries.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width4m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - December
DistributionRubus_parvifolius_.jpg


Scientific name: Rubus parvifolius
Common name: Native Raspberry
Rubus_parvifolius.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



Forms dense green weed suppressing cushions.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersInconspicuous
DistributionScleranthus_biflorus_.jpg


Scientific name: Scleranthus biflorus
Common name: Cushion Bush
Scleranthus_biflorus.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
Shopping cart



This is a low sprawling plant that will self seed in your garden. The young leaves can be lightly boiled, to remove oxalic acid, and then eaten like regular spinach. The older and larger leaves tend not to taste as good in my view.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - December
DistributionTetragonia_tetragonoides_.jpg


Scientific name: Tetragonia tetragonoides
Common name: Native Spinach
Tetragonia_tetragonoides.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$4.00
Shopping cart



Very attractive small plant for rockeries.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width10cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilSoil,Sandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - February
DistributionWahlenbergia_gloriosa_.jpg


Scientific name: Wahlenbergia gloriosa
Common name: Royal Bluebells
Wahlenbergia_gloriosa.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Very attractive small shrub covered in large yellow papery flowers.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - April
DistributionXerochrysum_bracteata_.jpg


Scientific name: Xerochrysum bracteata (yellow flowers)
Common name: Everlasting Daisy
Xerochrysum_bracteata.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart



Very attractive small shrub covered in large yellow papery flowers.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - April
DistributionXerochrysum_bracteata_.jpg


Scientific name: Xerochrysum bracteata (yellow flowers)
Common name: Everlasting Daisy
Xerochrysum_bracteata.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Very attractive small shrub covered in large yellow orange flowers.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - April
DistributionXerochrysum_bracteata_.jpg


Scientific name: Xerochrysum bracteata (orange flowers)
Common name: Everlasting Daisy
Xerochrysum_bracteata.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Very attractive small shrub covered in large cream papery flowers.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width40cm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - April
DistributionXerochrysum_bracteata_.jpg


Scientific name: Xerochrysum bracteata (cream flowers)
Common name: Everlasting Daisy
Xerochrysum_bracteata.jpg
Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
Shopping cart



Very attractive small shrub covered with small yellow papery flowers.

Mature height60cm
Mature Width60cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - April
DistributionXerochrysum_viscosa_.jpg


Scientific name: Xerochrysum viscosa
Common name: Sticky Everlasting Daisy
Xerochrysum_viscosa.jpg
Size: Tube
Price$5.00
Shopping cart