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Ground Covers and Ferns

Sprawling plants that cover large areas of ground without height


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Doodia caudata - Small Rasp Fern

Size Fern 15 - 30 cm
Great frog habitat
Moist soil
Warm shady position
Wildplant Community
Riparian habitat; shaded banks of rivers and creeks.

$5.50

Oplismenus aemulus - Basket Grass

Low spreading grass
Minimal mowing required
Adaptive to moist and dry soils
Performs best in shade but will tolerate sun
Wildplant Community
Riparian woodland, forest, sheltered creeks and gullies.

$5.50

Tetragonia tetragonioides - Native Spinach

Ground cover 2m
Well-drained soil
Full sun to part shade
Yellow flowers most of the year
Wildplant Community
Saltmarsh, coastal shorelines and bluffs.

$3.30

Viola hederacea - Native Violet

Ground cover 
Moist to free drained soil
Light to full shade position
Flowers most of the year
Lawn replacement
Wildplant Community
Wet and dry sclerophyll forest, rainforest and shrublands.

$3.30

Plectranthus parviflorus - Cock Spur Flower

Shrub to 50cm
Well-drained soil
Full sun to full shade
Purple most of the year
Bee and butterfly attracting
Wildplant Community
Wet sclerophyll forest and rainforest.

$3.30

Persicaria decipiens - Slender Knotweed

Semi- aquatic herb 120 cm
Moist soils
Full sun to part shade
Moderately sensitive to frost
Flowers Dec - April
Wildplant Community
Widespread on muddy ground, stream and lagoon banks, and shallow water.

$3.30

Isolepsis cernua - Fairy Lights

Ground cover 30cm
Very adaptable
Full sun to full shade
Loves water
Fertile soil with reliable moisture
Flowers most of the year
Wildplant Community
Grows in moist places, from sea fronts to forest openings.

 

$3.30

Carpobrotus glaucescens - Pig Face

Succulent tailing to 2m
Full sun
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Flower and fruit Spring to Summer
Bush tucker
Wildplant Community
Coastal sand dunes.

$8.80

Actinotus helianthi - Flannel flower

Usually 30–90 cm high
Full sun or part shade
Requires a well-drained soil
Will not tolerate "wet feet"
Flowers September–November
Wildplant Community
Coastal heath, scrub and dry sclerophyll forest.

$6.00

Imperata cylindrica - Bladey grass

Rhizomatous grass up to 150cm tall
Full sun to full shade
Adaptable to a wide variety of soils
Fluffy white plumes in late summer
Great erosion control/ ground cover
Wildplant Community
Wide variety of environments: Sclerophyll woodland, forest, grassland, heathland, shrubland.

 

$6.00

Bacopa monnieri - Water hyssop

Semi aquatic
Ground cover
Full sun/ filtered sun
Prefers moist soils
Small white flowers in Spring
Grows well in pots
Low maintenance
Frog habitat
Wildplant Community
Saltmarsh and wetlands.

 

$3.30

Isotoma axillaris - Showy Rock Isotome

Perennial clumping herb 0.5cm
Forming ground cover
Prefers full sun
Rocky, sandy, moist soils
Can tolerate dry periods
Flowers from October to April
Wildplant Community
East Coast of Australia on shallow soils of granite, sandstone outcrops and rocky waterholes.

 

 

$3.30

Themeda triandra - Kangaroo Grass

Grass up to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade
Tolerant of most soil types
Flowers Spring - Summer
Can be cut back seasonally
Wildplant Community
Grassland, open woodland and shrubland.

$6.00

Atriplex semibaccata - Berry Saltbush

Ground cover 0.5 x 1.5m
Open sunny position
Tolerant of many soils
Flowers are pollinated by the wind
Coastal dunes and saltmarshes

Bushfood: fruit and leaves are edible
Wildplant Community 
Dry sub-tropical climates and coastal conditions in heavy soil that is slightly saline.

$3.30

Bulbine bulbosa - Yellow Lily/Native Leek

50cm tall and 0.8cm wide
Full sun or part shade
Variety of free draining soils
Yellow flowers Sep-March
Wildplant Community
Dry sclerophyll woodlands and forest, grasslands and rock crevices.

 

$6.00