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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

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

Carex virgata

Carex virgata

A suitable species where the conditions may vary periodically from very wet to very dry. Thrives in a variety of habitats including swamps, drain margins and wet pastures. Height = 1m Width = 1m

Price 1ltr = $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 1ltr pot = $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

Festuca 'Banks Peninsula'

Festuca 'Banks Peninsula'

A small tussock with fine rolled blue-green foliage. Tolerates full sun but grows best in light shade in southern climates. Height = 0.4m Width = 0.4m

Price 1ltr pot = $5

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 'Nyalla'

Lomandra 'Nyalla'

Lomandra Nyalla is a low maintenance Australian grass species, similar to Tanika but slightly taller with darker green coloured leaves. Height = 1m Width = 1m

- Evergreen - Drought tolerant - Mass planting

Price 1.5ltr pot = $10

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 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 3ltr pot = $15

Phormium 'Dark Delight'

Phormium 'Dark Delight'

One of the darkest leaved purple flaxes. Highly sought after clone for its architectural upright form. Best in full sun and moist soils. Height = 1.5m Width = 1.5m

- NZ Native - Evergreen - Hardy

Price 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

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 pot = $5

Phormium 'Sweet Mist'

Phormium 'Sweet Mist'

Sweet Mist is a very compact form of phormium with a rich bronze-purple colour.Likes full sun to partial shade,frost tolerant and also grow’s well in coastal area’s.Ideal for mass planting. Height = 0.4m Width = 0.4m

Price 1.5ltr pot = $10

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 1ltr pot = $5