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Variegated Chinese Star Jasmine >> Trachelospermum tricolour

This wonderful shrub/groundcover provides year round interest provided by its decorative foliage.Frost sensitive but drought tolerant once established. Is also used as a climber. Milky sap may cause skin irritation. 

Height: 30-60cm  Width: 3m
Form: Low growing shrub/groundcover 
Foliage: New growth emerges as a creamy white/pink. Mature foliage can vary from dark glossy green to mottled variegated foliage.
Flowers: Fragrant small white flowers in spring and summer.


Chinese Star Jasmine >>  Trachelospermum jasminoides

A favourite for its perfume and versatility as both a groundcover and a climber. Frost sensitive. Looks sensational when grown in a lattice pattern trained along wire. Milky sap can cause skin irritation

Height: 30-60cm   Width: 4m
Form: Spreading climber/groundcover 
Foliage: Dark green glossy leaves
Flowers:  White star-shaped flowers that produce a beautiful perfume from in spring and summer.

Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’

Prostrate Rosemary  >>  Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Prostratus’

A hardy evergreen fragrant shrub with a prostrate habit. A groundcover version of rosemary. 

Height: 30-50cm   Width: 1.5m
Form: Prostrate with shooting stems
Foliage: Dark green  aromatic needle –like leaves arranged along the stem .
Flowers:  Small mauve flowers in summer and autumn.

Chrysocephalum apiculatum

Common Everlasting Daisy >>  Chrysocephalum apiculatum

A fast growing perennial ground cover that cheers up the garden with its delightful yellow button flowers. Suitable for a wide range of gardens.  Keep moisture up in warmer months.

Height: 15-30cm   Width: 60cm–1m
Form: Prostrate groundcover
Foliage: Small silvery green leaves.
Flowers:  Masses of golden circular balls appear  a top of stems from spring to autumn

Viola hederacea

Native Violet  >>  Viola hederacea

The Native Violet is a great little groundcover for shadier spots and makes a super filler for in between pavers. It can go dormant in severe conditions such as frost or drought, but will grow back.

Height: <15cm   Width: 60cm–1m
Form: Dense groundcover 
Foliage: Green heart shaped leaves.
Flowers:  Small purple and white flowers similar to pansies. Edible so can be used in cooking.

Myoporum parvifolium

Fine Leaf Myoporum >> Myoporum parvifolium

A widely available native evergreen groundcover that is fast growing in a wide range of growing conditions.  Its foliage forms a thick mat which makes it great for erosion control and weed suppressing. Varieties to also consider include Broad Leaved Myoporum, Purple Leaved Myoporum and Pink Flowering Myoporum.

Height: <15cm   Width: 1.5-2m
Form: Dense groundcover with upright stems
Foliage: Very fine leaves.
Flowers:  Small white star-shaped flowers in spring and summer. They are very lightly scented. 

 Pratia pedunculata

Pratia  >> Pratia pedunculata

A ground hugging perennial cover that thrives in damp soil. Fast growing, it’s great for planting around pavers.

Height: 15cm   Width: 1m
Form: Mat forming prostrate groundcover
Foliage: Small soft green leaves.
Flowers:  Masses of tiny white star-shaped flowers spring through to early summer.

 Brachyscome multifida

Cut-Leafed Daisy  >> Brachyscome multifida

A favourite of many gardeners due to it’s versatility in many garden styles. This pretty perennial also comes in pink, deep blue and yellow flowering forms and will attract butterflies to your garden. 

Height: 15cm   Width: 60cm

Form: Mound forming groundcover  
Foliage: Soft fine leaves.
Flowers:  Pretty daisy flowers appear form late winter to autumn.

 Grevillea obtusifolia ‘Gingin Gem’

Grevillea Gingin Gem  >> Grevillea obtusifolia ‘Gingin Gem’

Hardy evergreen groundcover forming a dense mat of foliage and provides colour to the garden in winter. Will grow in a range of soil conditions  but thrives in sunny, well drained spots.  Bird attracting.

Height: 30cm   Width: 3m

Form: Prostrate ground cover 
Foliage: Thin bright green leaves arranged densely around the stem
Flowers:  Spider-like red flowers in winter and spring.

 Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’

Moses in the Cradle  >> Tradescantia pallida ‘Purpurea’

This purple groundcover grows best in semi-tropical areas in mid to northern Australia. It is a great contrast plant and looks fantastic as a groundcover planted among silvery-grey foliaged plants.

Height: 15cm   Width: 1m

Form: Prostrate groundcover 
Foliage: Succulent like with narrow leaves.
Flowers:  Tiny pink flowers in summer.

 Kennedia prostrata

Running Postman >>  Kennedia prostrata 

Running Postman is an eye catching groundcover that provides the garden with colour in winter. Mass plant for added effect.

Height: 10cm   Width: 3m
Form: Spreading groundcover with trailing stems
Foliage: Small silvery green.
Flowers:  Masses of bright red little pea-like flowers in winter and spring.

 Goodenia ovata Prostrate

Goodenia  >> Goodenia ovata Prostrate

This creeping version of Goodenia will grow in a wide range of soil types.  It’s really tough and great for landscaping projects such as erosion control  and under tree planting. Frost and drought resistant.

Height: 20cm   Width: 1m
Form: Dense groundcover 
Foliage: Small fleshy green leaves with double serrated margins.
Flowers: Bright yellow pea-like flowers appear from spring to summer.

 Scaevola aemula

Fairy Fan Flower  >> Scaevola aemula

A popular groundcover for rockery and cottage gardens because of it’s long flowering season. White, pink, mauve and yellow flowering varieties available too.

Height: 20cm   Width: 1m
Form: Spreading groundcover
Foliage:  Small green with serrated margins.
Flowers:  Pretty fan-shaped purple flowers decorate the plant in spring to summer can also appear throughout the year.