Native groundcovers and herbaceous plants

Local, indigenous, native groundcovers and herbaceous plants.

These native groundcovers and herbaceous plants are indigenous to the Maroondah, Manningham and Yarra Ranges council areas and are perfectly adapted to these locations. Seeds are collected by experienced and licensed collectors and grown locally, for private gardens council land and revegetation areas.

Native groundcover and herbaceous plants grown.

Acaena novae-zelandiae     Bossiaea prostrate     Brachyscome cardiocarpa     Brachyscome multiday     Brunonia australis
Centella cordifolia      Chrysosephalum semipapposum     Craspedia veriabilis
Desmodium gunnii     Dichondra repens     Eryngium vesiculosum     Gonocarpus tetragynus     Goodenia humilis     Goodenia lanata
Helichrysum scorpioides      Isotoma fluviatilis ssp. australis     Kennedia prostrate     Leptorhynchos tenuifolius     Linum marginale
Lycopus australis     Mazus pumilio      Mentha australis     Myriophyllum crispatum     Xerochrysum viscosa      

Acaena novae

$2.50

Acaena novae-zelandiae
Common Name: Bidgee Widgee
Size: Prostrate * 1-4m Wide
Requirements: Full sun through to full shade. Prefers moist soils, but will tolerate wet or dry
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Rambling, stoloniferous mat plant. Excellent soil binder.


Bossiaea prostrata

$2.50

Bossiaea prostrata
Common Name: Creeping Bossiaea
Size: Prostrate * 0.5-1.5m Wide
Requirements: Full sun to full shade. Grows well in most well drained soils
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, the Shire of Yarra Ranges and Manningham.
Light spreading or matting groundcover. Drought and shade tolerant. Excellent for use in rockeries or hanging baskets. Bird seed provider.


Brachyscome cardiocarpa

$2.50

Brachyscome cardiocarpa
Common Name: Swamp Daisy
Size: 10-30cm Tall * 20cm Wide
Requirements: Full to partial sun. Moist to wet soils are essential to this species.
Localities: Regionally significant species. Locally very rare. Known only from a couple of sites in Maroondah.
Perennial herb with basal rosette of leaves. Excellent for use in containers, rockeries, ponds and swamps.


 

Brachyscome multida var

$2.50

Brachyscome multifida
Common Name: Cut Leaf Daisy
Size: 10-40cm Tall * 0.2-1m Wide
Requirements: Full or part sun. Well drained, dry or moist soil.
Localities: A few remnants in the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Fast growing, low, spreading perennial. Great for small gardens and rockeries. Butterfly nectar provider.


Brunonia australis

$3.00

Brunonia australis
Common Name: Blue Pincushion
Size: 10-50cm Tall * 10-15cm Wide
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Well drained, dry or moist soils.
Localities: Found throughout Maroondah and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Rosette-forming  perennial herb. Excellent container plant or when used in informal drifts and amongst grasses.

 


 

Centella cordifolia

$2.50

Centella cordifolia
Common Name: Swamp Pennywort
Size: Prostrate * 1-2m Wide
Requirements: Full or partial sun. Moist to swampy soils.
Localities: Common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Fast-growing, creeping perennial herb. Excellent bank stabilisation plant. Tolerant of innundation.


Chrysosephalum semipapposum

$2.50

Chrysocephalum semipapposum
Common Name: Clustered Everlasting
Size: 0.3-1m Tall * 1-3m Wide
Requirements: Full or part sun. Well drained, dry or moist soils.
Localities: Quite common throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Variable,  dense perennial herb on erect stems, creeping from rhizome. Excellent rockery plant or used in grassy setting.  Very drought tolerant. Butterfly nectar feeder.


Craspedia veriabilis

$2.50

Craspedia veriabilis
Common Name: Common Billy Buttons
Size: 30cm Tall * 0.5-1m Wide
Requirements: Full to part sun, moist to boggy soils.
Localities: Manningham, Maroondah and the Yarra Ranges. Becoming less common.
Tufted perennial herb. Spectacular in flower. Suitable for container growing, rockeries or in mass plantings. Butterfly nectar provider.


Desmodium gunnii

$2.50

Desmodium gunnii
Common Name: Slender Tick Trefoil
Size: 0.2-0.5m Tall * 1-2m
Requirements: Partial sun, moist soils.
Localities: Reasonably common in the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Dainty scrambling groundcover for a partially or fully shaded moist position.  Can form dense mats in ideal positions.  Good soil binder.  Pink pea flowers are unusual locally.


 

Dichondra repens

$2.50

Dichondra repens
Common Name: Kidney Weed
Size: Prostrate, can spread to form large mats.
Requirements: Partial to full shade, moist, well drained soils.
Localities: Occurs in many reserves throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Creeping perennial herb.  Can be used as an alternative to grass in light traffic areas or between pavers.  Vigorous when provided with adequate moisture.


Eryngium vesiculosum

$2.50

Eryngium vesiculosum
Common Name: Prickfoot
Size: 0.1-0.2m Tall * 0.3-0.6m Wide.
Requirements: Full or partial sun, moist soils, withstands wet conditions.
Localities: A few scattered locations in Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Tufted spreading perennial herb.  Useful for bank stabilisation in revegetation and in boggy areas.


Gonocarpus tetragynus

$2.50

Gonocarpus tetragynus
Common Name: Common Raspwort
Size: 10-30cm Tall * 0.2-1m Wide.
Requirements: Full or partial sun, well drained, moist to dry soils.
Localities: Found throughout Maroondah, Manningham and the Shire of Yarra Ranges.
Low bushy herb.  When grown in in ideal conditions is thick enough to suppress weeds.  Will tolerate quite dry conditions.


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