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Summer lovin’

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

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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.

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Scaevola aemula ‘Aussie Crawl’  – is another hardy, fast growing ground cover that will bring cheer and colour to your garden beds, hanging baskets and containers for many months of the year. Flowering pretty masses of blue-mauve fan like flowers from spring through to autumn, its growth habit is compact and mounding but will also spill over edging, banks, walls and pots for a delightful trailing effect. Responds well to a feed with native fertiliser in summer months. Ensure well drained soil and don’t allow to become too dry.

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Glorious grasses

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 an ever changing line up at our e-nursery such as 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. 

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Flower power

Grevillea – are a must have addition to any Aussie garden, and there’s a host of varieties in different flowering hues and sizes to suit your space at our e-nursery. Try mass planted in larger areas, create a small hedge with them, feature in rockeries and as a dramatic ground cover too.
One of our favourites at the e-nursery right now is Grevillea ‘Hills Jubilee’ with its profuse and rather beautiful spider-like flowers in pink and white.  This smaller variety is great for hedging, rockeries and
even in pots. Once established is drought and frost tolerant, and like all grevilleas is bird attracting.

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Actinotus helianthi – always a favourite, what’s not to love about Flannel Flower. This charming native and its lovely felt textured white flower that blooms in Spring and Summer can be cut for vases. It works well in pots or looks great as a border or feature when planted en masse – so it can work in a garden large, small or tiny! Just remember, it prefers sandy soil so is ideal for coastal situations in sun or light shade.
This variety always sells out fast whenever we add it to our e-nursery. Order yours here. 

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Silver shapes

Eremophila glabra ‘Silver Ball’ – if you’re after some contrast to other plants in your space or to lighten up a spot in your garden, you’ll find this shrub most useful. Its silver grey foliage does the trick and attractive compact shape ensures added form and interest.
A profusion of small yellow flowers in spring and into summer are loved by birds – and it will happily thrive in both coastal and inland gardens, loamy to saline soils. It’s one of many beautiful foliage finds at our e-nursery.

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Pretty in pink

Pimelea ferruginea ‘Pink Rice Flower’ – we love this hardy, densely growing shrub that puts on a bright and conspicuous show of pink flowers through spring and summer. Its dark green foliage grows to about a metre and is well suited to coastal areas and happily grows in full sun or part shade.

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