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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

Arthropodium 'Te Puna'

Arthropodium 'Te Puna'

A Renga Renga lily. Grows in sun or shade, under trees or in the open. Great mid-summer flowering performance with masses of long stemmed, star-shaped, cream flowers. Great for coastal planting. Gets frosted in Canterbury, however grows back in Spring. Best in Dry shade. Height = 0.5m Width = 0.5m

- Evergreen

Price 1ltr pot = $5

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 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

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 '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

Dianella 'Revelation'

Dianella 'Revelation'

A blue clump-forming plant with excellent foliage contrast all year. Great for accent planting, borders, foliage contrast and low water requirement gardens. Height = 0.5m Width = 0.5m

- Evergreen - Mass planting - Full sun - Erosion control - Drought tolerant

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

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

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 1.5ltr pot = $7.50

3ltr 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 '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

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 'Rainbow Maiden'

Phormium 'Rainbow Maiden'

Phormium Rainbow Maiden produces arching foliage of bright pink red colouring, with olive green edging. Height = 1m Width = 1m

- NZ Native - Evergreen - Hardy - Mass planting

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