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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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 river. Once established, few weeds can penetrate the dense foliage making this plant practical as well as attractive. Syn. Senecio ser...
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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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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 from spring into early autumn.
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HANGING ROSEMARY
HANGING ROSEMARY
PLANTS: PROS
Grow a curtain 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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OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
OREGANO 'ROSENKUPPEL'
PLANTS: PORO
A compact ornamental oregano with deep purple bracts, topped with pinky-mauve flowers in delicate sprays above the dark green foliage.
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SWEET MARJORAM
SWEET MARJORAM
PLANTS: PMAS
Sweet Marjoram lives up to its name, being far sweeter and more fragrant than the darker-leaved Pot Marjoram. This sweetness and fragrance make it an essential for the cook's garden, especially those who love Italian cuisine. Works well with bay, garlic, onion, thyme and basil. A perfect low edging plant in the herb garden where it is easy to ac...
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VARIEGATED SAGE
VARIEGATED SAGE
PLANTS: PVSA
A must for the herb garden because of its colour and flavour. Golden leaves with dark-green splashes provide contrast in the garden year round. Grow somewhere sunny and don't over water as the flavour is best when it...
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WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
WORMWOOD 'POWIS CASTLE'
PLANTS: PWOP
A mid-sized compact mound, as dense as mercury, with feathery aromatic foliage that provides the perfect silver contrast to all cottage flowers. Tolerant of high winds and salt spray, ‘Powis Castle’ makes an effective hedge if given a hard prune every spring to keep it compact. The essential low maintenance garden backbone for pastel colour sche...
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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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ANTHEMIS 'SUSANNA MITCHELL'
ANTHEMIS 'SUSANNA MITCHELL'
PLANTS: PANSU
The finely dissected grey-green foliage is covered with a carpet of primrose yellow daisies for months. Invaluable in pastel colour schemes and beautiful when paired with blue.
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BABY SUN ROSE
BABY SUN ROSE
PLANTS: PAPT
The perfect ground cover for sun-drenched slopes, this spreading succulent soaks 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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COMMON SAGE
COMMON SAGE
PLANTS: PSAG
Every herb garden needs sage and every cook appreciates the versatility of this essential, homegrown 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 its culinary qualities as well as its bee attracting abilities and drought tolerance.
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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-flowering display of pastel pinks and blues.
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ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
ECHEVERIA IMBRICATA
PLANTS: WECIM
The symmetrical configuration of the leaves combined with the soft dusky hue makes 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, tinged with pink combine well with other succulents and ground covers. Suitable for use as an edging plant along pathways and ga...
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EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
PLANTS: PEUMY
A useful foliage and flowering plant. The spiraling leaves are so symmetrically formed, they look like they belong on a reptile rather than a plant. Flowers start acid green then fade to a dusty pink in late ...
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GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
GAURA 'SUMMER BREEZE'
PLANTS: PGAS
A graceful and long flowered selection with bountiful flowers dancing on upright stems throughout summer and autumn. The glistening white butterfly-like flowers emerge with long filaments, unfolding from delicate pink buds. A garden essential that rewards without effort with a continuous floral display throughout the warmer months. Bees love thi...
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GERANIUM INCANUM
GERANIUM INCANUM
PLANTS: PGEIN
A wonderful spreading, ground-hugging geranium suitable for use as a living mulch. Happily smothers weeds flowering in abundance. Fine soft foliage is adorned with up to six months of fine purple flowers. Plant ...
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GERANIUM 'ROZANNE' PBR
GERANIUM 'ROZANNE' PBR
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 neat, low mound. Flowers are soon produced and will extend throughout autumn after a light trim in summer. A perfect choice for plant...
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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 green spikes of acid-yellow flowers appear. A perfect ground cover for any sun-baked spot.
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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. A striking eye details these shade-loving blooms.
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JELLY BEAN PLANT
JELLY BEAN PLANT
PLANTS: PSERU
Rounded jelly bean-like foliage makes an outstanding ground cover, with the added attraction that its leaves turn a bright red in the heat of summer then revert to bright green again when the days cool down.
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS'
PLANTS: PLAMB
An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover with a soft appearance that 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 thrive. This variety is a bold foliage plant that rarely flowers.
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LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
LAMB'S EARS 'BIG EARS' (3 Plants)
PLANTS: PLAMB3
An outstanding silver-leaved ground cover with a soft appearance that 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 thrive. This variety is a bold foliage plant that rarely flowers.
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OLIVE GROVE COLLECTION
PLANTS: WCOOG
Start your own olive grove with this great value collection. Includes two plants each of ‘Frantoio’ for Italian style olive oil, ‘Kalamata’ for the table and ‘Manzanillo’ for stuffing and pickling.
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2yr membership +FREE vegie seeds
Membership: MNE2VS
Grow the best tasting vegies with free Carrot ‘St Valery', Broccoli ‘Romanesco', Beetroot ‘Bull’s Blood' and Silverbeet ‘Fordhook’ seeds (one packet of each, valued at $21).
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