Attractive NZ native grass that forms a clump of tussock-like foliage. The leaves are a dark bronze purple. Upright and graceful, looks fabulous planted in large drifts. Hardy to just about any conditions but happiest in a sunny position that does not dry out completely in summer. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 50cm
This NZ native grass has light blonde/green needle like foliage with a drooping habit. Hardy as anything and happily grows just about anywhere. Especially good for bank and retaining plantings. Evergreen.
Carex look particularly good in large drifts where they can swish and sway in the breeze. When old foliage look a little untidy just 'comb' through with a garden scratcher or small fork to remove.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 50cm
Native. A lovely soft bronze- red grass with fine tufts of arching foliage. Grows in a wide range of conditions including coastal. Comans means "like a luxuriant head of hair" hence the common name of 'Hair Sedge'. Looks its best in large drifts. Evergreen.
Colour: Brown Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 30cm x 20cm
Wetland Native - Autumn Sedge. Attractive tufts of coarse green foliage with strong bronze tones. Summer seed-heads of dark brown. Will grow happily in moist damp conditions in sun or part shade. Tough and robust, great for mass planting in difficult spots. Evergreen.
Colour: Brown Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.75m x 0.6m
Native wetland grass. A bright green grass that forms a large clump. With age, a trunk-like mass of old leaves forms so the grass seems perched on a tall mound - looks very striking. Good for planting in damp to very wet places but will tolerate short periods of dryness. Plant around ponds as shelter for birds. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m
This native 'grass' is really tough and hardy tolerating cold winds and almost any soil. The brick-orange foliage looks very graceful as it waves and dances in the wind. Ideal for planting in large drifts. If the clumps become a little untidy just chop back hard for renewed vigour. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 50cm
The perfect plant to add texture and movement to your planting scheme. The arching narrow foliage sways gracefully in the wind. Plumes of creamy green flowers appear in early summer. Hardy and tolerant, easy to grow just about anywhere but prefers a well drained position. Evergreen.
Colour: Cream Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m
Red Kaka Beak. This is a fast growing small hardy shrub that is covered in drooping clusters of Red parrot beak shaped flowers in early summer, these are very attractive to birds. Regular tip pruning after flowering preserves shape
Colour: Red Habit: Arching Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 2m x 2m
Native. The ubiquitous green Cabbage Tree has earned its place as a NZ icon both in the natural and cultivated landscape. Rich green sword-like foliage that forms a broad head on top of a strong trunk. Panicles of fragrant cream flowers in summer. Grow in sun or part shade. Evergreen.
Cordylines look best planted in groups of 3 or more. They will also do well as a container plant.
Colour: Cream Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 2m
Native. NZ's iconic national symbol the 'Silver Fern' is relatively easy to grow in a semi-shaded position with humus rich soil and protection from harsh frost. Forms an erect trunk topped off with a crown of green fronds with distinctive silver-white undersides. Evergreen.
It is important that your 'Silver Fern' does not completely dry out in long hot summers. As you will be sitting under it for shade remember to give it a drink when you're having a cold one!
Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4.5m x 3m