Ground Covers

Ground covers are invaluable for smothering weeds and conserving soil moisture. We have a range of ground hugging plants available that are easy to grow and fill the most difficult of sites.
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AEONIUM 'VELOUR'
AEONIUM 'VELOUR'
PLANTS: PAVE
Another aeonium from the `Atropurpureum' stable from which the jet black `Schwarzkopf' was selected. This one has a more rounded form with compact rosettes that retain a green centre - a vivid contrast to the deep ...
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BABY SUN ROSE
BABY SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPT
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, soaking up the searing summer sun while keeping the soil cool and weed-free. Not just a hardy living mulch, toss the piquant leaves into a salad too!
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BALLOTA 'DWARF'
BALLOTA 'DWARF'
PLANTS: PBAP
Useful in any garden, the dense, felted, silver-grey leaves are the perfect complement to pastel plantings, grasses and other perennials.
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BEACH WORMWOOD
BEACH WORMWOOD
PLANTS: PWST
The ground-hugging silver, fern-like foliage of this Wormwood makes a dense understorey for contrasting with Blue Chalk Sticks (Senecio serpens), green Agaves and Jelly Bean Plant (Sedum x rubrotinctum). ...
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BLUE CHALK STICKS
BLUE CHALK STICKS
PLANTS: PSERE
This ground cover is one of the most valuable landscaping succulents. Planted en masse, it creates a dense rippling mat of compact silver-blue leaves that flow between other succulents and shrubs like a turquoise ...
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BLUE GRASS 'Elijah Blue'
BLUE GRASS 'Elijah Blue'
PLANTS: PFEEJ
The bluest of the blue fescues, this grass is the perfect foil for tough summer lavenders and perennials as it holds its form and colour for the whole season. Plant in groups of three or more for maximum impact.
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COMMON SAGE
COMMON SAGE
PLANTS: PSAG
Every herb garden needs sage and every cook appreciates the versatility of this culinary herb. Use it in stuffings, to make sage butter or to add flavour to chicken dishes. It's a wonderful addition to any garden for ...
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CONVOLVULUS SABATIUS
CONVOLVULUS SABATIUS
PLANTS: PCOSA
A vigorous ground cover to drape over rocks, spill down steep slopes, pour out of pots, or as a reliable ground cover in dry, sunny spots. The gently creeping leaves form a thick, living mulch and the cool, blue ...
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COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
COTTAGE FLOWER DUO 6 Plants
PLANTS: PCOG
The essential starter pack to begin your cottage flower border. Includes three plants each of Catmint `Walker's Low' and Pink Evening Primrose - a surefire combination that we use at Heronswood to create a long- ...
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DIANTHUS 'DORIS'
DIANTHUS 'DORIS'
PLANTS: PDID
The dense silver foliage is ideal for lining garden pathways or as a feature at the front of garden beds and borders where it forms compact mounds topped with heavily scented shell-pink flowers in spring. The ...
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DIANTHUS 'MRS SINKINS PINK'
DIANTHUS 'MRS SINKINS PINK'
PLANTS: PDIMSP
A pink double dianthus with excellent fragrance and a vigorous habit. Reliable and hardy.
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ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
PLANTS: WECIM
The symmetrical configuration of the leaves combined with the soft dusky hue, make this sun-loving ground cover one of the most useful plants in the garden. Happy in open ground or in a container, the soft blue leaves, ...
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GARDEN THYME
GARDEN THYME
PLANTS: PTHCO
The most commonly used kitchen herb, thyme is a staple for any herb garden. Easy to grow in dry and sunny spots, thyme forms a dense, weed-suppressing ground cover that has a delicate and attractive flower ...
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Gaura 'SUMMER BREEZE'
Gaura 'SUMMER BREEZE'
PLANTS: PGAS
A graceful and long flowered selection, whose myriad flowers dance on tall stems throughout summer and autumn. These glistening butterfly-like white flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from pink buds. ...
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GERANIUM 'ROZANNE'
GERANIUM 'ROZANNE'
PLANTS: PGERO
Bright, violet-blue flowers, each with a white central eye, adorn this cranesbill for months on end. Delicate, red veins radiate outward into each petal. Come early spring, beautiful lobed foliage emerges, forming a ...
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GREEK MOUNTAIN TEA
GREEK MOUNTAIN TEA
PLANTS: WTEG
This tough Mediterranean herb forms a decorative carpet of felted silver leaves. During spring, furry spikes of acid-yellow flowers appear. A perfect ground cover for any sunbaked spot.
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GREEK OREGANO
GREEK OREGANO
PLANTS: PORV
Oregano is closely related to marjoram but has a coarser texture and a stronger flavour. Greek Oregano, known locally as `rigani', has very pungent dried flower-tops that are most commonly used in Greek cooking. ...
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HANGING ROSEMARY
HANGING ROSEMARY
PLANTS: PROS
A carpet of fragrant foliage to drape over walls or to use as a ground cover, this excellent culinary rosemary is also tolerant of drought and seaspray. Revels in full sun. Delicious with lamb roast and potatoes.
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HELLEBORE 'PRIMROSE YELLOW DARK CENTRE'
HELLEBORE 'PRIMROSE YELLOW DARK CENTRE'
PLANTS: PHEYP
Soft, luminescent yellow flowers add a splash of welcome colour to shadier areas of the garden.
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JELLY BEAN PLANT
JELLY BEAN PLANT
PLANTS: PSERU
Jelly bean-like rounded foliage makes an outstanding ground cover with the added attraction that its leaves turn a bright red in the heat of summer then back again to bright green when the days cool down.
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KALANCHOE PUMILA
KALANCHOE PUMILA
PLANTS: PKAP
Clean, silver new leaves age to dark grey with a pink-blushed wavy margin. Delicate cup-shaped lilac-pink flowers with prominent yellow stamen sit comfortably amongst this charming, decorative foliage for up to five ...
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Lamb's Ears & Verbena duo 6 plants
Lamb's Ears & Verbena duo 6 plants
PLANTS: PDUOLV
Large felty leaves and lilac flowers combine in this hardy duo. Flowers from November through until autumn.
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
PLANTS: PLAMB
An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover whose soft appearance belies its toughness. Versatile and vigorous, 'Big Ears' tolerates even the harshest of soils. Great to use in hot spots where other plants fail to ...
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LAMB'S EARS BIG EARS 3 PACK
LAMB'S EARS BIG EARS 3 PACK
PLANTS: PLAMB3
An outstanding, silver-leaved ground cover whose soft appearance belies its toughness. Versatile and vigorous, 'Big Ears' tolerates even the harshest of soils. Great to use in hot spots where other plants fail to ...
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PINK STATICE
PINK STATICE
PLANTS: PSTP
Brilliant pink, papery flowers bloom for months above a rounded mound of deep green, leathery leaves. This great cut flower is very rarely offered because it is so difficult to propagate. Despite these challenges, it is actually a hardy plant thriving in both the extremes of heat and cold, withstanding scorching summer sun as well as harsh inlan...
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INSECT HOUSE WITH BENEFICIAL INSECT COLL
INSECT HOUSE WITH BENEFICIAL INSECT COLL
HARDWARE: HIHC
Combine the Insect House with our Beneficial Insect Seed Collection for the ultimate way to attract good bugs to your garden. The Seed collection includes Queen Anne's Lace and alyssum for winter and spring flowers, dill, borage and salvia for summer and white cosmos for blooms well into autumn.
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Beetroot'Bulls blood', Carrot 'St Valery', Broccoli 'Romanesco' and Silverbeet 'Fordhook' seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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