Scleranthus biflorus. An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss.

Scleranthus biflorus. An Australian native, which is drought tolerant and prefers full sun. Would look great in rockeries and gives the illusion of moss.

Lomandra Longifolia "Tanika" Lomandra Tanika is a hardy Australian native evergreen with shiny green strap leaves and yellow flower spikes that come out in Spring. This plant is very hardy and has even been called by some as "close to indestructible."  Tanika is versatile, and can be planted in a position of full sun to heavy shade. Drought tolerant. Great as a landscaping plant.

Lomandra Longifolia "Tanika" Lomandra Tanika is a hardy Australian native evergreen with shiny green strap leaves and yellow flower spikes that come out in Spring. This plant is very hardy and has even been called by some as "close to indestructible." Tanika is versatile, and can be planted in a position of full sun to heavy shade. Drought tolerant. Great as a landscaping plant.

Casuarina Glauca "Cousin It" Cousin It is a groundcover form of the tough, hardy Australian native sheoak. It bears bright green foliage which forms a thick mat cascading over retaining walls or rocks.  Cousin It can handle most soil types and a range of conditions, however, it prefers a sunny to partly shaded position with well-drained soil. This native is tolerant of dry and coastal conditions. Requires low maintenance and water once established.  6" pot size.

Casuarina Glauca "Cousin It" Cousin It is a groundcover form of the tough, hardy Australian native sheoak. It bears bright green foliage which forms a thick mat cascading over retaining walls or rocks. Cousin It can handle most soil types and a range of conditions, however, it prefers a sunny to partly shaded position with well-drained soil. This native is tolerant of dry and coastal conditions. Requires low maintenance and water once established. 6" pot size.

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

Lomandra confertifolia,  'Little Con' (Common name: Mat Rush). Native.  Copes w clay soil & stays green.

Lomandra confertifolia, 'Little Con' (Common name: Mat Rush). Native. Copes w clay soil & stays green.

Dwarf Fountain Grass; Full Sun, Occasional watering, Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.

A guide to ornamental grasses that thrive in the local area (with photos)

Dwarf Fountain Grass; Full Sun, Occasional watering, Moderate grower to 2 to 3 ft. tall, 1 to 2 ft. wide.

Wahlenbergia communis / Native Bluebell. Tufted or open perennial herb growing to a height of 40cm and spreading 30cm. Blue bell shaped flower on long stems in summer.

Wahlenbergia communis / Native Bluebell. Tufted or open perennial herb growing to a height of 40cm and spreading 30cm. Blue bell shaped flower on long stems in summer.

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