Misty Mauve Ptilotus is a genus of mostly perennial herbs or shrubs in the family Amaranthaceae. The species are all native to drier areas of mainland Australia, although one also occurs in Tasmania and another in Malesia on the islands of Flores and Timor. Common names for species in this genus include Mulla Mulla, Pussy Tails and Lambs Tails. I sure wish I could grow it here!
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.
Leptospermum Cardwell. Weeping evergreen shrub, almost completely covered with masses of white flowers in spring. Height 2m, width 2m, full sun/part shade. Prune after flowering to maintain compact growth. Mulch well.