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Greg's Indigenous Plants & Landscapes
Australian plants for Australia
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  • 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 an attractive ground cover that looks great sprawling among boulders.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - Vovember
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Scientific name: Acacia aculeatissima (prostrate)
Common name: Snake Wattle
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$14.50
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This is an attractive weed suppressing ground cover that looks great sprawling among boulders.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width2.0m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - Vovember
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Scientific name: Acacia cardiophylla (prostrate)
Common name: Wyalong Wattle
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$18.00
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This is an attractive weed suppressing ground cover that looks great sprawling among boulders.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width2.0m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - Vovember
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Scientific name: Acacia pravissima (prostrate)
Common name: Ovens Wattle
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$16.00
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This is an attractive ground cover with fern like foliage that suckers vigorously and forms a dense weed suppressing mat. However the prolific seeds will stick to pets with long hair, socks and shoe laces and it is therefore unsuitable for thoroughfares.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - January
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Scientific name: Acaena novae-zelandiae
Common name: Bidgee Widgee
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is an attractive ground cover for rockeries.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
Flowersnconspicuous
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Scientific name: Allocasurina crassa (prostrate)
Common name: Cape Pillar Sheoak
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$15.50
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This is an attractive weed suppressing ground cover with grey-green foliage. In summer it produces prolific tiny red berries that are edible and taste salty-sweet. It is ideal as a food source for garden skinks and small native birds. You can roll it up like a carpet to target any weeds that are growing through it.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - February
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Scientific name: Atriplex semibaccata
Common name: Berry Saltbush
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is an attractive ground cover that looks great sprawling among boulders.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilSandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember- January
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Scientific name: Baeckea ramosissima (prostrate)
Common name: Groundcover Banksia
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$13.50
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This is a striking ground cover with leathery deeply serrated leaves and moroan candle like flowers that appear to errupt from the soil.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - November
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Scientific name: Banksia blechnifolia
Common name: Groundcover Banksia
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$14.50
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This is a striking ground cover with leathery irregularly serrated leaves and rusty orange candle like flowers that appear to errupt from the soil.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember-January
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Scientific name: Banksia gardneri
Common name: Prostrate Banksia
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$14.50
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This is a striking ground cover with leathery finely serrated leaves and lemon yellow candle like flowers that appear to errupt from the soil.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - November
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Scientific name: Banksia petiolaris
Common name: Creeping Banksia
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$14.50
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This is a striking ground cover with leathery deeply serrated leaves and orange candle like flowers that appear to errupt from the soil.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - November
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Scientific name: Banksia repens
Common name: Creeping Bosssia
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$14.50
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This is an attrractive weed suppressing ground cover with masses of yellow pea flowers in spring.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - November
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Scientific name: Bossiaea prostrata
Common name: Creeping Bosssia
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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An attractive ground cover with soft foliage and showy mauve flowers in spring. Ideal for a sheltered damp position.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cmm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - December
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Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida 'Break of Day'
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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An attractive ground cover with soft foliage and showy mauve flowers in spring. Ideal for a sheltered damp position.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cmm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - December
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Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida 'Amethyst'
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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An attractive ground cover with soft foliage and showy mauve flowers in spring. Ideal for a sheltered damp position.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cmm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - December
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Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida 'Bright Eyes'
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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An attractive ground cover with soft foliage and showy mauve flowers in spring. Ideal for a sheltered damp position.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cmm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - December
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Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida (pink)
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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An attractive ground cover with soft foliage and showy mauve flowers in spring. Ideal for a sheltered damp position.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cmm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - December
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Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida (white)
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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An attractive ground cover with soft foliage and showy mauve flowers in spring. Ideal for a sheltered damp position.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cmm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - December
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Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida (fine leaf)
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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An attractive ground cover with soft foliage and showy mauve flowers in spring. Ideal for a sheltered damp position.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width50cmm
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - December
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Scientific name: Brachyscome multifida (local form)
Common name: Cut Leaf Daisy
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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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
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - February
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Scientific name: Calocephalus lacteus
Common name: Milk Beauty Heads
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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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
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - February
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Scientific name: Calocephalus lacteus
Common name: Milk Beauty Heads
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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An attractive ground cover with succulent leaves and pink flowers in spring. It is ideal for hot and dry spots.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - January
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Scientific name: Carpobrotus modestus
Common name: Native Pigface
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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An attractive ground cover with succulent leaves and pink flowers in spring. It is ideal for hot and dry spots.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSoil,Sandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersFebruary - August
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Scientific name: Carpobrotus rossii
Common name: Native Pigface
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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An attractive ground cover with succulent leaves and pink flowers in spring. It is ideal for hot and dry spots.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSoil,Sandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersFebruary - August
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Scientific name: Carpobrotus rossii
Common name: Native Pigface
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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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
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
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Scientific name: Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Common name: Common Everlasting
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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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
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember-December
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Scientific name: Chrysocephalum apiculatum
Common name: Common Everlasting
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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An attractive ground cover with fine but dense foliage and bright pink flowers in spring. It looks particlarly effective trailing over bolders or over retaining walls in hot dry spots.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - February
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Scientific name: Convolvulus erubescens
Common name: Pink Bindweed
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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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
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - February
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Scientific name: Dampiera diversifolia
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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An attractive ground cover with dense sprawling foliage and bright purple flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - February
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Scientific name: Dampiera linearis
Common name: Wedge-leaved Dampiera
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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An attractive ground cover with dense sprawling foliage and bright purple flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - February
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Scientific name: Dampiera stricta
Common name: Blue Dampiera
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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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
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - February
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Scientific name: Dampiera trigona
Common name: Angled Dampiera
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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An attractive suckering ground cover with kidney shaped leaves. It is ideal for suppressing weeds in shady moist spots. It may temporarily die back in hot dry conditions.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersInconspicuous
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Scientific name: Dichondra repens
Common name: Native Kidney Weed
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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An attractive ground cover with succulent leaves and pink flowers in spring. It is ideal for hot and dry spots.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - February
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Scientific name: Disphyma crassifolium
Common name: Rounded Noon Flower
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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An attractive weed suppressing ground cover that produces tiny red berries in summer. These are edible but are also a food source for native insects, small native birds and small lizards etc

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersInconspicuous
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Scientific name: Einadia hastata
Common name: Berry Saltbush
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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An attractive weed suppressing ground cover that produces tiny red berries in summer. These are edible but are also a food source for native insects, small native birds and small lizards etc

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersInconspicuous
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Scientific name: Einadia nutans
Common name: Nodding Saltbush
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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An attractive weed suppressing ground cover that produces tiny red berries in summer. These are edible but are also a food source for native insects, small native birds and small lizards etc

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersInconspicuous
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Scientific name: Enchylaena tormentosa
Common name: Ruby Saltbush
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is a low spreading shrub with purple black flowers in spring.

Mature height0.5m
Mature Width2m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilGravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Gastrolobium melanopetalum
Common name: None
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is an attractive weed suppressing ground cover.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilGravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Gastrolobium minus
Common name: None
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a low sprawling shrub that makes a great weed suppressing ground cover.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilGravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Gastrolobium praemorsum
Common name: None
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a low sprawling shrub that makes a great weed suppressing ground cover.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilGravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Gastrolobium sericeum
Common name: None
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a tough spreading groundcover that will tolerate hot dry conditions. It is covered in tiny mauve pea flowers in spring and is excellent at suppressing weeds. It is a weak climber and will twine up through other plants to a limited extent.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Glycine tabacina
Common name: Spreading Glycine
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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This is an attractive ground cover with red flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width2m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
DistributionNot naturally occuring


Scientific name: Grevillea 'Bed Spread'
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$14.50
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This is an attractive ground cover with red flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width2m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
DistributionNot naturally occuring


Scientific name: Grevillea 'Bronze Rambler'
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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This is an attractive ground cover with yellow flowers in spring.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width2m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
DistributionNot naturally occuring


Scientific name: Grevillea 'Carpet Queen'
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that will tolerate hot dry conditions. Flower color varies from red to yellow.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Grevillea humifusa
Common name: Spreading Grevillea
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that will tolerate hot dry conditions. Flower color varies from red to yellow.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersJuly - November
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Scientific name: Grevillea juniperina
Common name: Juniper Grevillea
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that will tolerate hot dry conditions.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSporadically throughout the year with a peak from October - November
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Scientific name: Grevillea lanigera
Common name: Woolly Grevillea
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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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
SoilSoil,Clay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMay-November
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Scientific name: Hibbertia empetrifolia
Common name: Scrambling Guinea Flower
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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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
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Scientific name: Hibbertia empetrifolia
Common name: Scrambling Guinea Flower
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that will tolerate all but very wet and boggy conditions.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSporadically throughout the year with a peak from October - November
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Scientific name: Hibbertia pedunculata
Common name: Guinea Flower
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that will tolerate all but very wet and boggy conditions.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - Februrary
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Scientific name: Hibbertia obtusifolia
Common name: Guinea Flower
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that is ideal for coastal areas and sandy soils.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersMarch - April, October-November
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Scientific name: Hibbertia procumbens
Common name: Guinea Flower
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that will tolerate all but very wet and boggy conditions.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSpradically throughout the year with a peak from September to November
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Scientific name: Hibbertia prostrata
Common name: Guinea Flower
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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Forms a desn weed suppressing mat in sheltered areas.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - April
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Scientific name: Isotoma fluviatillis
Common name: Swamp Isotome
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is a sprawling groundcover that will tolerate all but very wet and boggy conditions.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Kennedia prostrata (red)
Common name: Scarlet Runner
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that will tolerate all but very wet and boggy conditions.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Kennedia prostrata (white)
Common name: Scarlet Runner
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a sprawling groundcover that will tolerate all but very wet and boggy conditions.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Kennedia prostrata (red)
Common name: Scarlet Runner
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is a sprawling groundcover that likes drier soils. The small berries are edible and taste like spicy granny smith apples.

Mature height15cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningRarely required
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilLoamy or sandy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - November
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Scientific name: Kunzea pomifera
Common name: Muntries
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is an aquatic fern but it also makes a very attractive weed suppressing ground cover for frequently wet and boggy spots. It will dies back in dry conditions but readily re-grows when wet conditions.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNone
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Scientific name: Marsilea drummondii
Common name: Common Nardoo
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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This is an aquatic fern but it also makes a very attractive weed suppressing ground cover for frequently wet and boggy spots. It will dies back in dry conditions but readily re-grows when wet conditions.

Mature height5cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNone
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Scientific name: Marsilea hirsuta
Common name: Short Fruit Nardoo
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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This is an aggressive groundcover that is ideal for large areas. It is very effective at suppressing weeds over large dry areas.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width4m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - February
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Scientific name: Myoporum parvifolium
Common name: Creeping Boobialla
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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This is an attractive groundcover with loose sprwaling foliage ideal for suppressing weeds.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilSoil,Sandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersNovember - February
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Scientific name: Persoonia chamaepitys
Common name: Protrate Geebung
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$15.50
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This is an attractive groundcover with dense matted foliage ideal for suppressing weeds.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - November
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Scientific name: Pultenaea pedunculata
Common name: Golden Tip
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is an attractive groundcover with dense matted foliage ideal for suppressing weeds.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width1m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersOctober - November
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Scientific name: Pultenaea pedunculata
Common name: Golden Tip
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Size: Tube
Price$5.00
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This is an attractive mat forming ground cover that is covered in large purple fan shaped flowers over spring and summer.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilSoil,Sandy or gravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - March
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Scientific name: Scaevola aemula
Common name: Fairy Fan Flower
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is an attractive ground cover that forms dense weed suppressing mounds that are covered in small white or mauve flowers over spring and summer.

Mature height40cm
Mature Width1.5m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - February
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Scientific name: Scaevola albida
Common name: Purple Fan Flower
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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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
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Scientific name: Scleranthus biflorus
Common name: Cushion Bush
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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This is a low spreading shrub often found in rocky out crops in dry woodlands. It makes a great weed suppressing ground cover can form small hedges. It is endangered.

Mature height20cm
Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - November
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Scientific name: Spyridium obocordatum
Common name: Creeping Dusty Miller
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is lowing growing variety of the more common shrub. It is ideal for weed suppression or small hedges.

Mature height40cm
Mature height1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade
FlowersAugust - November
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Scientific name: Spyridium parvifolium
Common name: Dusty Miller
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is a low spreading shrub often found in rocky out crops in dry woodlands. It makes a great weed suppressing ground cover can form small hedges.

Mature height40cm
Mature height1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - November
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Scientific name: Spyridium vexilliferum
Common name: Winged Dusty Miller
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This is an attractive groundcover that has dense weed suppressing foliage and is ideal for dry exposed areas.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - December
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Scientific name: Veronica gracilis
Common name: Slender Speedwell
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is an attractive groundcover that has dense weed suppressing foliage and is ideal for dry shadier areas.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - January
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Scientific name: Veronica plebeia
Common name: Trailing Speedwell
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is an ideal weed suppressing groundcover for frequently wet and boggy areas.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width10cm
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersJune - April
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Scientific name: Viola betonicifolia
Common name: Mountain Violet
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is an ideal weed suppressing groundcover for frequently wet and boggy areas.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersJune - April
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Scientific name: Viola hederacea
Common name: Native Violet
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is an ideal weed suppressing groundcover for frequently wet and boggy areas.

Mature height10cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRegularly in absence of rain
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetFrequent
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersJune - April
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Scientific name: Viola hederacea
Common name: Native Violet
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$11.50
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This is an attractive groundcover that has dense weed suppressing foliage and is ideal for dry exposed areas.

Mature height30cm
Mature Width2m
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersSeptember - March
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Scientific name: Wahlenbergia communis
Common name: Native Bluebells
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is an attractive groundcover that forms dense weed suppressing mounds of foliage and is ideal for dry exposed areas.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - January
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Scientific name: Wahlenbergia stricta
Common name: Native Bluebells
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Size: Tube
Price$4.00
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This is an attractive groundcover that forms dense weed suppressing mounds of foliage and is ideal for dry exposed areas.

Mature height50cm
Mature Width50cm
WateringRarely if needed
PruningNever
Tolerance of wet feetSeasonal
SoilClay or loamy
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - January
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Scientific name: Wahlenbergia stricta
Common name: Native Bluebells
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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This species grows is endangered and is found on headlands in the Coff's Harbour region. In exposed coastal areas it grows as a low ground cover but may grow up to 0.5m in height in sheltered areas.


10 - 50cm (see description)

Mature Width1m
WateringOccasionally as needed
PruningOccassional light prune as needed
Tolerance of wet feetNever
SoilGravelly soil
AspectPartial shade to full sun
FlowersAugust - November
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Scientific name: Zieria prostrata
Common name: Headland Zieria
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Size: 14cm pot
Price$12.50
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