Groundcovers, Climbers, Creepers

Grasses, Tussocks and  Lilies

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Small Shrubs (under 1 metre)

Large Shrubs (1- 3 metres)

Small Trees (up to 10 metres)

Large Trees (over 10 metres)

 NB. Some of these plants may not currently be in stock. Please check the 'Stock List' under the Nursery drop-down menu. SMALL SHRUBS
Acaena ovina
(Sheeps Burr)


25-50 cm x 30 cm

Rosette ore erect tufted perennial herb. White flowers with dark purple stamens form in a spike and has green spiny burrs.



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Brunonia australis
(Blue Pincushions)


10-35 cm x 10-15 cm

Rosette of spoon-shaped leaves and dense blue flowerheads.

Often short-lived in cultivation. Makes an excellent container plant.
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Calocephalus lacteus
(Milky Beauty Heads)


15-50 cm x 10-30 cm

Sprawling shrub, soft grey leaves, white button flowers.

Moist soils tolerating inundation and some salinity. Full sun, semi-shade.
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Calotis scabiosifolia var integrifolia
(Rough Burr Daisy)


Hairy perennial herb with mauve flowerheads on long stalks.

Semi-shade.
http://www.victorianflora.com/VictorianFlora/All-Plants/Plants/i-zjZj2Dk
Chrysocephalum apiculatum
(Common Everlasting)


Prostrate - 30 cm x 1-2 m

Spreading dense shrub, terminal clusters of yellow flowers.

Well drained soils. Full sun.

An excellent rockery plant. Prune regularly.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/I5_kVDhyxSzc-QGVAe4hUNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
Chrysocephalum semipapposum
(Clustered Everlasting)


0.3-1 m x 1-3 m

Wooly aromatic herb, golden flowers.

Variable, from moist to dry soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Requires hard pruning of old growth. 
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Coronidium scorpioides (Helichrysum scorpioides)
(Button Everlasting)

Synonyms: Helichrysum scorpioides, Helichrysum rutidolepis

20-30 cm x 20-30 cm

Spreading herb, yellow flowers. The foothills form has paler flowers and less leaves on stalk.

Moist well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

An attractive rockery plant.
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Craspedia variabilis
(Billy Buttons)


15-60 cm x 0.5-1 m

Variable tufted perennial herb, yellow flowers on long stalks.

Shallow, well drained to moist sandy to clay soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Spectacular in flower. May be grown in containers or rockeries or used in massed plantings.
 Cymbonotus preissianus
(Bear's Ears)

Prostrate x 10-30 cm

Hairy annual or perennial herb forming a flat rosette. Single yellow daisy flowerheads.

Dry to moist clay soils. Semi-shade to full shade. 
 Cynoglossum suaveolens
(Sweet Hound's-tongue) 

10-50 cm x 0.5-1.5 m

Basal rosette of wavy spoon-shaped leaves. Small, highly fragrant white flowers.

Moist, well drained soil. Full sun, semi-shade.

Useful for containers or on embankments. Responds well to light pruning.
 Derwentia derwentiana
(Derwent Speedwell)


0.6-1.4 m x 0.5-1 m

Upright to straggly open perennial shrub. Terminal sprays of white or pale-blue flowers.

Moist well drained soil.

Hard pruning encourages more vigorous growth.
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Epacris impressa
(Common Heath)


0.5-1.5 m x 20-60 cm

Open, wiry shrub with masses of white or pink flowers. Victoria's floral emblem.

Moist, well drained soil, tolerating limited dry or wet periods once established. Semi-shade.

An attractive rockery plant.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PZ4FFcT3XuzqC3Q_BNX2y9MTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink Gonocarpus tetragynus
(Common Raspwort)


10-30 cm x 20-40 cm

Erect bushy herb with loose spikes of tiny pinkish-red flowers.

Moist to dry, well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.
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Hibbertia riparia
(Erect Guinea-flower)

Synonym: Hibbertia stricta

30-100 cm x 60 cm

Showy plant with pale yellow flowers and dull green leaves.

Moist well drained soil, responding to summer watering. Full sun, semi-shade.



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Hovea heterophylla (Hovea linearis)
(Common Hovea)

Synonym: Hovea linearis

30-60 cm x 30 cm

Open trailing or erect plant with mauve pea flowers along the stems.

Dry well drained soil. Semi-shade to full shade.

A dainty little plant to grow amongst other plants and under eucalypts.
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Lagenophora gracilis (Lagenifera gracilis)
(
Slender Bottle Daisy)
Synonyms: Lagenifera gracilis


To 25 cm x 8 cm

Basal rosette of dark green leaves with small mauve or white flowers on stalks.

Well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Suitable for containers.
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Lagenophora stipitata (Lagenifera stipitata)
(Blue Bottle Daisy)
Synonym: Lagenifera stipitata


5-25 cm high

Hairy dark green leaves with mauve flowers on stalks.

Adaptable to moist well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.



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Leptorhynchos squamatus
(Scaly Buttons)


15-40 cm x 40 cm

Yellow flowers held above foliage on long scaly stalks.

Well drained moist to seasonally inundated soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Summer watering is beneficial.
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Leptorhynchos tenuifolius
(Wiry Buttons)


10-30 cm x 30 cm

Wiry, branched perennial with single yellow flowers held erect.

Prefers well drained situations but tolerates some moisture. Full sun, semi-shade.



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Leptospermum continentale
(Prickly Tea-tree, dwarf form)


Dense bush with masses of white flowers.

Adaptable, tolerating both well drained and moist to wet soils. Full sun, semi-shade.


 Linum marginale
(Native Flax)


30-80 cm x 30 cm

Slender erect bluish perennial herb.

Moist well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Cut back hard each year in late autumn to encourage vigorous new growth.
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Olearia erubescens
(Moth Daisy Bush)


1-1.5 m x 1-1.5 m

Small loose panicles of white to pink flowerheads with yellow centres.

Well drained soils tolerating dryness once established. Full sun, semi-shade.

Looks good planted amongst other shrubs.
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Olearia myrsinoides
(Silky Daisy Bush)


0.3-1 m x 1-1.5 m

Open, spreading shrub, white flowers.

Well drained and rocky soils tolerating extended dry periods once established. Semi-shade.



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Pimelea curviflora
(Curved Rice-flower)


15-50 cm x 10-50 cm

Dull green, curved leaves with yellow-green flowers.

A variable species. Possibly toxic to stock.
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Pimelea humilis
(Common Rice-flower)


10-30 cm x 0.3-1 m

Erect or straggling small shrub with dense creamy-white flowerheads.

Moist to dryish well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Can be planted under established trees.
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Plantago debilis
(Slender or Shade Plantain)

Tuft 3-25 cm high.

Rosetted perennial herb with slender spikes of pale green flowers.

Moist to well drained loamy soil. Semi-shade.



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Plantago varia
(Variable Plantain)


10-20 cm x 15-30 cm

Rosetted perennial herb with dense spikes of brown flowers on stalks.

Well drained dryish soils. Full sun, semi-shade.




Plantylobium obtusangulum
(Common Flat-pea)


0.6-1 m x 0.6-1.8 m

Spreading, clumping or arching shrub. Yellow flowers with red centres. 

Prefers drier well drained soils. Semi-shade.

Leaf shape is variable.
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Pteris tremula
(Tender Brake)


0.6-1.5 m high

A very attractive fern. Fronds to 1.5 m long.

Moist well drained to poorly drained soils. Semi-shade to full shade.
 Pterostylis curta
(Blunt Greenhood)


10-30 cm high

Rosette of ovate or oblong leaves. Single erect green and white striped flower.

Moist to well drained soils. Semi-shade to full shade.

An easily grown free flowering plant that forms vast flowering colonies.
 
 Pterostylis pendunculata
(Maroon Hood)


To 25 cm high 

Rosette of long-stalked, prominently veined ovate to oblong green leaves. Single erect green and white flower. Tip of maroon.

Moist soil from sand to clay. Semi-shade to full sun.

Forms small dense colonies beneath low shrubs and grasses or protected by tree trunks.
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Pultenaea gunnii
(Golden Bush Pea)


0.5-1.5 m x 0.5-1 m

Wiry erect or straggling shrub with golden flowers.

Well drained soils. Full sun, semi-shade.

Spectacular in flower. Grows well under established trees.


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Pultenaea pedunculata
(Matted Bush-Pea)


Prostrate x 1-3 m

Densely matted plant with yellow & red flowers.

Well drained soils, tolerating dry periods once established. Full sun, semi-shade.

An excellent groundcover. Useful for soil-binding and cascading over rockeries and retaining walls.



Senecio campylocarpus
(Fireweed)


To 1.5 m x 1-1.5 m

Erect perennial herb. Loose clusters of brown bottle-shaped flowers.

Moist clay and loams, winter-wet soils. Full sun, semi-shade.





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Senecio hispidulus
(Rough Fireweed, Hill Fireweed)

Synonyms: Senecio hispidulus var hispidulus, Senecio hispidulus var dissectus

0.2-1.3 m high

Erect perennial herb with branched clusters of inconspicuous flowerheads. Leave margins variably toothed and dissected.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/ZC3A9y5j_JR-i5EVF610qtMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
Senecio linearifolius
(Fireweed Groundsel


1-1.7 m x 1-2 m

Erect perennial herb with large flat-topped clusters of numerous small flowerheads.

Moist soils. Semi-shade to full shade.

A brilliant display in flower.
https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/qiIoL6GLNyYTXOjLkb3sZNMTjNZETYmyPJy0liipFm0?feat=directlink
Senecio quadridentatus
(Cotton Fireweed)


0.4-1 m x 0.5-1 m

Erect perennial herb with stems and leaves covered with cottony hairs.

Very adaptable to most soils except waterlogged conditions. Full sun, semi-shade.



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Sphaerolobium minus
(Eastern Globe-pea)


20-60 cm x 20-50 cm

Leafless plant with spikes of yellow pea flowers.

An attractive rockery plant. Rarely seen around Melbourne.
http://australianseed.com/persistent/catalogue_images/products/sphaerolobium-vimineum-1.jpg
Sphaerolobium vimineum
(Leafless Globe-pea)

0.3-1 m x 0.3-1 m

The wings of the pea flower are longer than the keel, and the bracteoles are green.

Full sun, semi-shade.
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Tetratheca ciliata
(Pink Bells)


20-3- cm x 20-40 cm

An erect clumping shrub with fragrant mauve to white flowers.

Prefers morning sun. Attractive in flower, it can be grown in containers or rockeries.
http://www.victorianflora.com/VictorianFlora/All-Plants/Plants/i-xcW48bk
Veronica gracilis
(Slender Speedwell)


15-30 cm x 1 m

Slender, erect herb with pale mauve cup flowers.

Moist, well drained and seasonally wet soils. Full sun to full shade.
 Xanthosia dissecta var. dissecta
(Cut-leaf Xanthosia)


5-10 cm x 20-30 cm

Spreading perennial herb. Tiny green or reddish flowers.

Semi-shade.
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Xerochrysum palustre
(Swamp everlasting)


0.3-1 m x 0.2-1 m

Erect perennial herb, rarely branched. Single shiny golden-yellow flowerheads.

Moist to wet heavy clay soils. Full sun.

A threatened species.



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Xerochrysum viscosum
(Sticky everlasting)
Synonym: Bracteantha viscosa

20-90 cm x 0.3-1 m

Much branched sticky herb with showy bright yellow flowers.

Well drained soils. Full sun.

Prune to encourage bushiness.