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Flaxes and Grasses

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 buchananii

Carex buchananii

Has upright, rather stiff, tufted appearance. The medium sized clump of narrow, rolled, reddish brown leaves have slight curls at the tips that can bleach to white in full sun. This very easy care plant is suitable for growing in mass plantings or beside ponds and other moisture retentive areas. Height = 0.6m Width = 0.4m

Price 1.5ltr pot = $5

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 'Rubra'

Chionochloa 'Rubra'

Red tussock. Flowing form is impressive in exposed windy sites. Handles wet to dry, and low fertility soils, however does best in cool, wet sites.

NZ Native - Evergreen - Hardy - Mass planted - Wet site

Price 1.5ltr pot = $7.50

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 grandiflora

Libertia grandiflora

This attractive, clump forming Libertia produces spikes of pure white iris-like flowers in spring and summer. Wide yellowish green leaves are upright and distinctive. Decorative golden seeds pods last through to winter. Height = 0.7m Width = 0.7m

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

Price 1.5ltr pot = $5

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 'Katrinus Deluxe'

Lomandra 'Katrinus Deluxe'

Low maintenance grass. It is almost drought resistant, remaining lush and green in any conditions making it perfect for mass landscape plantings. Height = 0.8m Width = 0.8m

- Evergreen - Erosion control - Drought tolerant - Uniform habit - Mass planted

Price 1.5ltr pot = $10

Phormium cookianum

Phormium cookianum

Mountain Flax. Drooping, twisted seed pods and shiny-green, wide, weeping leaves. Large root system is good for erosion control on banks and bunds. Smaller then P. tenax. Fruit/seeds from January-March. Nectar from November-January. Height = 1.5m Width = 1.5m

- NZ Native - Evergreen - Cold tolerant - Exposed sites

Price 1.5ltr pot = $5

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

Phormium tenax

Phormium tenax

NZ Flax. The large common flax forming robust clumps of broad, green leaves. Traditionally significant as a material for weaving and fibre. Tolerant of a wide range of sites including swampy and coastal. Height = 3m Width = 2m

- NZ Native - Evergreen - Shelter - Erosion control - Hardy

Price 1.5ltr pot = $5

Phormium Jester

Phormium Jester

NZ native flax. Strong red leaves edged with bright green stripes. A striking plant. Reaches 1.2m

Price 3ltr pot = $15

Poa cita

Poa cita

Description Silver Tussock. Fast-growing, densely tufted, tawny-green tussock. Very fine foliage with feathery flower heads in summer. Height = 0.7m Width = 1m

Type of Project - NZ Native - Evergreen - Mass planting - Dry exposed site - Poor soil - Hardy

Price 1.5ltr pot = $5

 






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