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Flaxes and Grasses

Anemanthele lessoniana

Anemanthele lessoniana

Wind Grass. A graceful tussock-type grass with feathery flowerheads and arching copper-tinged foliage. Vigorous and tall, flowing in the slightest breeze. Impressive mass planted in full sun, or equally at home in semi-shade under trees. Evergreen. Hardy.

Price 1ltr pot = $5

Astelia 'Red Devil'

Astelia 'Red Devil'

A vibrant, red-bronze compact Astelia. Flax-like leaves with silver undersides. An excellent option for structure and texture in the garden. Best colour in sun, however prefers some shade. Needs very well drained soil. Height = 0.5m Width = 0.5m

- NZ Native - Evergreen - Hardy - Shade tolerant

Price 3ltr pot = $15

Carex secta

Carex secta

New Zealand native grass. Lush tall thick foliage which varies from true green in shady conditions to a bronze colour in full sun. Tall growing reaching 75cm tall.

Price 1.5ltr pot = $5

Carex testacea

Carex testacea

Attractive orange/bronze foliage. In full sun it will appear more orange, in shady spots will stay more green. Height = 0.4m Width = 0.4m

- NZ Native - Evergreen - Hot and dry tolerant - Mass planting - Hardy

Price 1ltr pot = $5

Chionochloa flavicans

Chionochloa flavicans

A striking large tussock with flowing green foliage and weeping flower-heads in summer. Great planted en-masse on a sunny, free draining site. Seed from Feb-April. Evergreen. Hardy to cold & exposure. Height = 1m Width = 1.2m

Price 7cm tube - $5

Dianella 'Blaze'

Dianella 'Blaze'

Dianella Blaze is a compact plant with wide purple/green toned leaves. This is a tough and adaptable species that will withstand almost any conditions in New Zealand. It makes a great mass landscaping or border plant. Height = 0.5m Width = 0.5m

- Drought tolerant - Mass planting - Full sun

Price 1.5ltr pot = $10

Dianella 'Little Rev'

Dianella 'Little Rev'

A blue clump-forming plant with excellent foliage contrast all year. Great for accent planting, borders, foliage contrast and low water requirement gardens. Height = 0.3m Width = 0.3m

- Full sun or shade - Evergreen - Frost and drought hardy

Price 1.5ltr pot = $10

Libertia peregrinans

Libertia peregrinans

A vigourous spreading grass-like plant with fantastic bright-orange leaves. Attractive white flowers in spring and summer. The orange colouring is more intense when it is grown in harsh conditions. Height = 0.5m Width = 1m

- NZ Native - Evergreen - Hardy - Full sun part shade

Price 1.5ltr pot = $5

Lomandra 'Tanika'

Lomandra 'Tanika'

This Australian native is a great all rounder for many situations including both dry and wet, sun or shade. Fine, grass like leaves are complemented by creamy yellow flowers in spring/summer. Requires very little water once established, and looks great all year round. Height = 0.7m Width = 0.7m

- Evergreen - Hardy - Mass planting - Erosion Control - Full Sun

Price 1ltr pot = $5

1.5ltr pot = $10

Phormium 'Emerald Gem'

Phormium 'Emerald Gem'

Dwarf Mountain Flax. A compact, upright flax with narrow emerald-green leaves forming a small bushy clump. Much smaller than P. cookianum, so better for use in a home garden. Ideal for border group plantings or in containers. Grows well in most well drained positions. Height = 0.8m Width = 0.8m

- NZ Native - Hardy - Evergreen - Mass planted

Price 1ltr pot = $5

1.5ltr pot = $10

Phormium 'Jack Spratt'

Phormium 'Jack Spratt'

Phormium Jack Sprat is a very compact miniature phormium. It has erect narrow delicate reddish brown leaves. Height = 0.5m Width = 0.5m

- NZ Native - Evergreen - Mass planting - Hardy

Price 1.5ltr pot = $10

Phormium 'Surfer'

Phormium 'Surfer'

A hardy dwarf, grass-like flax. The green-edged bronze leaves are striking. The whole leaf blade has a twist to it, with occasional leaves having a zigzag end. Height = 0.4m Width = 0.7m

- NZ Native - Evergreen - Hardy - Mass planted

Price 1.5ltr pot = $10