Hardy ground covers for the Top End

A collection of plants which are suitable as ground covers here in the Top end. -(Please note) Most flowering ground covers require full sun to keep flowering. #groundcovers #spreadingplants #lowgrowingplants
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Casuarina glauca Cousin It Prostrate Casuarina, luscious green leafless stems growing horizontally to mould over surfaces. Ideal for rockerys cascading along the surface or in hanging pots. Needs good drainage. Full sun or dapple light.W1.5m

Casuarina glauca Cousin It Prostrate Casuarina, luscious green leafless stems growing horizontally to mould over surfaces. Ideal for rockerys cascading along the surface or in hanging pots. Needs good drainage. Full sun or dapple light.W1.5m

Rhoeo spathacea compacta Short-stemmed tender foliage groundcover which makes attractive small, dense, spreading clumps. Very hardy and drought tolerant. Purple and green foliage. H 15cm

Rhoeo spathacea compacta Short-stemmed tender foliage groundcover which makes attractive small, dense, spreading clumps. Very hardy and drought tolerant. Purple and green foliage. H 15cm

Pennisetum rubra This is an exotic ornamental sterile grass with striking burgundy foliage and large feathery flowers occurring throughout the year. Its burgundy foliage will add great contrast to other green plants in the garden. H1.5 W 1.3

Pennisetum rubra This is an exotic ornamental sterile grass with striking burgundy foliage and large feathery flowers occurring throughout the year. Its burgundy foliage will add great contrast to other green plants in the garden. H1.5 W 1.3

Gardenia psidioides Great gardenia ground cover. Bears tubular white flowers. Fast growing and very hardy. Spreading to a width of 2m. Full sun.

Gardenia psidioides Great gardenia ground cover. Bears tubular white flowers. Fast growing and very hardy. Spreading to a width of 2m. Full sun.

Dianella Border silver A very versatile low growing, variegated grass plant with spikes of small mauve star flowers. Great for underplanting and borders. Drought tolerant. H50cm W50cm

Dianella Border silver A very versatile low growing, variegated grass plant with spikes of small mauve star flowers. Great for underplanting and borders. Drought tolerant. H50cm W50cm

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Lomandra Hystrix lucky strip Large, clean, variegated grass, growing 1m tall and over 1m wide. Looks great mass planted. Grows great here in the NT, tough and hardy. Plant in Full sun and avoid planting in an area prone to waterlogging during the wet season

Lomandra Hystrix lucky strip Large, clean, variegated grass, growing 1m tall and over 1m wide. Looks great mass planted. Grows great here in the NT, tough and hardy. Plant in Full sun and avoid planting in an area prone to waterlogging during the wet season

Pandanus pygmaeua variegatus  Dwarf pandanus, sprawling ground cover. Yellow foliage with a thin band of green through each leave. Tiny pointed inward spines on leave edges. Very hardy and drought tolerant. H1m W2m

Pandanus pygmaeua variegatus Dwarf pandanus, sprawling ground cover. Yellow foliage with a thin band of green through each leave. Tiny pointed inward spines on leave edges. Very hardy and drought tolerant. H1m W2m


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Casuarina glauca Cousin It Prostrate Casuarina, luscious green leafless stems growing horizontally to mould over surfaces. Ideal for rockerys cascading along the surface or in hanging pots. Needs good drainage. Full sun or dapple light.W1.5m

Casuarina glauca Cousin It Prostrate Casuarina, luscious green leafless stems growing horizontally to mould over surfaces. Ideal for rockerys cascading along the surface or in hanging pots. Needs good drainage. Full sun or dapple light.W1.5m

Dianella Border silver A very versatile low growing, variegated grass plant with spikes of small mauve star flowers. Great for underplanting and borders. Drought tolerant. H50cm W50cm

Dianella Border silver A very versatile low growing, variegated grass plant with spikes of small mauve star flowers. Great for underplanting and borders. Drought tolerant. H50cm W50cm

Evolvulus pilosus Blue eyes A great spreading plant with attractive, silky grey/green foliage and it produces beautiful, small blue flowers throughout the year. H30cm W 30cm

Evolvulus pilosus Blue eyes A great spreading plant with attractive, silky grey/green foliage and it produces beautiful, small blue flowers throughout the year. H30cm W 30cm

Chrysopogon Elongatus Tall tamil grass, NT native grass, extremely hardy, fast growing and drought tolerant once established. Produces a tall feathery seed head, makes a great feature grass in any NT garden.

Chrysopogon Elongatus Tall tamil grass, NT native grass, extremely hardy, fast growing and drought tolerant once established. Produces a tall feathery seed head, makes a great feature grass in any NT garden.

Alternathea Fire Bug This colourful ground cover is sure to brighten up any garden with its stunning bright pink foliage! It bears clusters of small white flowers. It is fast growing and great as a border or accent plant. Plant in full sun to keep its vibrant color. H1m-W1m

Alternathea Fire Bug This colourful ground cover is sure to brighten up any garden with its stunning bright pink foliage! It bears clusters of small white flowers. It is fast growing and great as a border or accent plant. Plant in full sun to keep its vibrant color. H1m-W1m

Verbena thrives in full sun with low to average water requirements and flowers from spring to fall. Verbena is a low-growing trailing plant, which makes it perfect for ground cover and as a border.

Verbena thrives in full sun with low to average water requirements and flowers from spring to fall. Verbena is a low-growing trailing plant, which makes it perfect for ground cover and as a border.

Chica® Red Dwarf Crape Myrtle - Monrovia - A special introduction, selected for its dwarf size and profuse flowering. Produces masses of rosy-red crepe-like blooms in the heat of summer. Great for small spaces and containers. Deciduous.

Chica® Red Dwarf Crape Myrtle - Monrovia - A special introduction, selected for its dwarf size and profuse flowering. Produces masses of rosy-red crepe-like blooms in the heat of summer. Great for small spaces and containers. Deciduous.

Dianthus 'Fireworks'  easy to grow Drought Tolerant Ground Cover   In late spring, hundreds of shocking magenta pink flowers contrast against evergreen silvery blue foliage. Flowers will often repeat again later in the summer when the weather turns cool.

Dianthus 'Fireworks' easy to grow Drought Tolerant Ground Cover In late spring, hundreds of shocking magenta pink flowers contrast against evergreen silvery blue foliage. Flowers will often repeat again later in the summer when the weather turns cool.

Katie Ruellia GROUNDCOVER/ Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'/ Mature Size: 1' h x 2' w/ Flower Color: purple/ Sun: full sun, partial sun/ Flower Season: spring to fall/ Water: moderate/ Growth Rate: moderate/ Form: mounding/ Evergreen? evergreen/ Hardiness: 21-30° F/ Litter: low/ Attracts Wildlife: butterflies/ Other Features: Refined groundcover for small areas. Look for selections that offer pink or white flowers.

Katie Ruellia GROUNDCOVER/ Ruellia brittoniana 'Katie'/ Mature Size: 1' h x 2' w/ Flower Color: purple/ Sun: full sun, partial sun/ Flower Season: spring to fall/ Water: moderate/ Growth Rate: moderate/ Form: mounding/ Evergreen? evergreen/ Hardiness: 21-30° F/ Litter: low/ Attracts Wildlife: butterflies/ Other Features: Refined groundcover for small areas. Look for selections that offer pink or white flowers.

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