Tufted Grasses and Plants

Plants that grow short and in tufts, generally large strappy leaves

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Blue Flax Lily - Dianella caerulea

Spreading perennial herb with rhizomes reaching 1m
Tolerates most soil types
Grows well in most positions
Full sun to part shade
Purple flowers in Spring to Summer
Edible purple berries


Mat Rush - Lomandra longifolia

Perennial herb 40 -80cm
Tolerant of most soil types
Full sun to part shade
Scented yellow flower spike in Spring and Winter
Frog and lizard habitat.


Cock Spur Flower - Plectranthus parviflorus

Herbaceous shrub with aromatic green foliage
Well-drained soil
Full sun to full shade
Purple flower most of the year
Bee and butterfly attracting


Themeda triandra - Kangaroo Grass

Perennial tussock-forming grass up to 1.5m
Full sun to part shade
Tolerant of most soil types
Large weeping to erect inflorescence during 
Spring - Summer
rovides fauna habitat and food


Knobby Club Rush - Ficinia nodosa

Perennial sedge 40-90cm
Full sun to part shade
Sandy and rocky soils
Brown nuts which appear on ends of stems
Coastal dune, Salt marsh and foreshores
Small bird attracting