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
NZ Native Grass. This is a graceful little grass or tussock with fine, light silver green needles of foliage that curl over at the top. Looks its best when planted in large groups or drifts. Easy to grow in sun or part shade in average soil. Evergreen.
If your clump of Carex becomes a little scruffy give it a new 'do' by cutting off the top growth - you can be quite severe - and it will rapidly re grow with renewed vigour.
Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 50cm
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
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. Large tree fern with black-stalked leaves to 5m long. It produces a distinctive, tall, black trunk topped with a pale green umbrella-like canopy. Prefers plenty of moisture, mulch, shelter from the wind and protection from frost when young. Full to semi-shade. Evergreen.
Prefers a moist but well drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Water regularly during hot periods