For pots, poolside, on the deck or to bring interest with colour and texture, start something this Summer in your space large or small with these picks from our Native Plant Project e-nursery:
Gorgeous ground covers
Chrysocephalum apiculatum ramosissimum ‘Yellow Buttons’ Great for pots, a ground cover, drifts and ideal for coastal gardens too, this bright and cheery prostrate groundcover produces small, yellow, button like flowers from Spring to late Autumn. It grows well in sun or part shade and is water-wise and light frost tolerant. Be sure to plant in well drained soil. Approx H: 0.20m W: 1 metre.
Bring texture, movement and visual interest to your garden with different native grasses – the perennial looks great as a border, planted on mass as a striking ground cover or as a feature plant in pots. They’re hardy, can tolerate a variety of conditions and better yet, low maintenance. Look out for Lomandra confertifolia rubiginosa ‘Lomandra Cracker Jack’ with its more blue tinged new growth and higher habit and Lomandra confertifolia ‘Little Pal’ with its more vibrant green foliage.
Isopogon dubius ‘Rose Cone Flower’ – this striking, compact shrub will brighten the cooler months with masses of pink coloured flower heads that the birds and butterflies love. Use it as a feature plant or to fill gaps in a larger garden and enjoy it for cut flowers. It prefers a sunny position. Approx: H: 0.7~1m W: 0.7~1m
Chamelaucium uncinatum ‘My Sweet Sixteen’ PBR – this Geraldton Wax variety is a unique new addition to our e-nursery. This evergreen shrub with masses of pure white waxy funnel form flowers mature to a striking rich-red creating a tri-colour effect of white, pink and red blooms from early Spring. Use it to bring some height and colour to your garden with its rounded shrub formation – it’s a great feature plant or to fill gaps in a larger garden and the blooms are pretty cut flowers. It prefers a sunny position. Approx: H: 0.7~1m W: 0.7~1m
Pretty in pink