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13 of the best New Zealand native ground cover plants Spread a little love around with native groundcovers.

13 of the best New Zealand native ground cover plants Spread a little love around with native groundcovers.

This underplanting of Clivia miniata is just wonderful. Photographed in 2009 at Heronswood at Dromana to the south east of Melbourne.

This underplanting of Clivia miniata is just wonderful. Photographed in 2009 at Heronswood at Dromana to the south east of Melbourne.

Bark path through the native tree ferns and kauri at Omaio garden, Matakana, New Zealand

Bark path through the native tree ferns and kauri at Omaio garden, Matakana, New Zealand

A really good web site about natives in landscape gardening http://aboutgardendesign.com/plant-guide/category/nz-native

A really good web site about natives in landscape gardening http://aboutgardendesign.com/plant-guide/category/nz-native

Chionochloa Flavicans H 75cm x W 1m Plant in sun or semi-shade Tolerant of windy and dry conditions Photo: Justin Lewis

Chionochloa Flavicans H 75cm x W 1m Plant in sun or semi-shade Tolerant of windy and dry conditions Photo: Justin Lewis

Chionochloa flavicans Often referred to as a miniature toetoe. Looks great in combination with flaxes and Muehlenbeckia astonii. Needs to be planted in dry or free-draining soil. Type of plant Herbaceous - Perennial Size 1 x 1 m Landscape Use foliage and flower display Specifications Temperature: Hardy Light: Medium High Moisture: Low Medium Soil: Light Medium Wind tolerance: High Coastal tolerance: High

Chionochloa flavicans Often referred to as a miniature toetoe. Looks great in combination with flaxes and Muehlenbeckia astonii. Needs to be planted in dry or free-draining soil. Type of plant Herbaceous - Perennial Size 1 x 1 m Landscape Use foliage and flower display Specifications Temperature: Hardy Light: Medium High Moisture: Low Medium Soil: Light Medium Wind tolerance: High Coastal tolerance: High


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Libertia peregrinan at Mount Tomah Botanic Garden, Blue Mountains, New South Wales  This plant was mentioned in an article about hardy plants for city gardens at gardenista,com

Libertia peregrinan at Mount Tomah Botanic Garden, Blue Mountains, New South Wales This plant was mentioned in an article about hardy plants for city gardens at gardenista,com

Chatham Island forget-me-nots * Grows to 40cm tall and 40cm wide  * Dramatic large fleshy foliage on this plant creates year round interest, with its crowning glory being the heavenly blue flowers produced in Spring - a stunning sight. Quick growing in the right site.  * Enjoy rich, moist but well drained soil  * Needs a cool site hidden from the sun  * Frost tender and is coastal tolerant  * Native to New Zealand

Chatham Island forget-me-nots * Grows to 40cm tall and 40cm wide * Dramatic large fleshy foliage on this plant creates year round interest, with its crowning glory being the heavenly blue flowers produced in Spring - a stunning sight. Quick growing in the right site. * Enjoy rich, moist but well drained soil * Needs a cool site hidden from the sun * Frost tender and is coastal tolerant * Native to New Zealand

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