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. Toss the piquant leaves into a salad.
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BALLOTA DWARF
BALLOTA DWARF
PLANTS: PBAP
Useful in any garden, the dense silver-grey felted leaves are the perfect complement to pastel plantings, grasses and other perennials..
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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
BLUE GRASS
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 a sage plant and every cook appreciates the versatility of this herb. Use it in stuffings, to make sage butter or to add flavour to chicken dishes. Its a wonderful addition to any garden ...
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CONVOLVULUS SABATIUS
CONVOLVULUS SABATIUS
PLANTS: PCOSA
Vigorous ground cover to drape over rocks, spill out of pots or as a ground cover in sunny spots in the garden. The gently creeping leaves form a thick living mulch and the cool blue flowers just keep on coming ...
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DIANTHUS 'DORIS'
DIANTHUS 'DORIS'
PLANTS: PDID
Shell pink petals with carmine central markings make an excellent addition to a drought tolerant garden. The grey leaves form dense mounds like silver clouds, ideal for lining ...
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DIANTHUS 'NOLA'
DIANTHUS 'NOLA'
PLANTS: PDINO
Pale pink petals with fulffy cut margins and a dash of dark pink in the centre.
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EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
EUPHORBIA MYRSINITES
PLANTS: PEUMY
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.
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EVENING PRIMROSE PINK
EVENING PRIMROSE PINK
PLANTS: PEVP
Generous and exuberant, the evening primroses are in flower all summer. With soft pink flowers in such profusion that they provide months of colour as a border or groundcover. Perfect for your Diggers garden.
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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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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 simply to use as a ground cover. An excellent culinary rosemary, it is also tolerant of drought and seaspray. Revels in full sun and is delicious with lamb and ...
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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 a dark grey with a pink-blushed wavy margin. Delicate cup-shaped lilac-pink flowers sit comfortably amoungst this charming foliage. Use in the front of the dry border or in pots and ...
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LAVENDER HIDCOTE
LAVENDER HIDCOTE
PLANTS: PLAH
Famous for the deepest of purple flowers borne on a compact, silvery- leaved shrub. Prized for its highly aromatic flowers, this lavender is favoured by oil producers, but is equally valuable as a garden plant that ...
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LEMON THYME
LEMON THYME
PLANTS: PTHL
A lemony version of this popular garden staple, the fragrant foliage is perfectly paired with fish or poultry dishes. Masses of pink spring blossoms attract the bees while the pungent foliage helps to keep the bad ...
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MINORCAN COTTON LAVENDER
MINORCAN COTTON LAVENDER
PLANTS: PSANM
From the sun drenched Balearic Islands comes this carpeting Cotton Lavender. A spreading prostrate shrub this remarkable species has evolved to survive the dry windswept coastlines. During late spring, the aromatic ...
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OREGANO 'THUMBLES GOLD'
OREGANO 'THUMBLES GOLD'
PLANTS: PORTG
Edible and ornamental, this less vigorous variety of oregano is an excellent ground cover, useful foliage plant and wonderful addition to the herb or kitchen garden, offering vibrant foliage contrasts and spicy, ...
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PINK VALERIAN
PINK VALERIAN
PLANTS: PVAR
This perennial valerian is a spring stalwart, producing huge airy heads of reddish pink flowers. This rosy display combines well with most cottage plants. ...
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PRINCESS LILY 'CREAM'
PRINCESS LILY 'CREAM'
PLANTS: PALCRF
Lush green foliage with bright-white margins is beautiful enough but, when the weather warms up, these beauties will also be covered in huge cream flowers.
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SEDUM BERTRAM ANDERSON
SEDUM BERTRAM ANDERSON
PLANTS: PSEBE
A stunning deep purple foliaged ground cover with star-shaped pink flowers held in umbels. The perfect contrast against grey foliage plants and ideal positioned at the front of garden beds and borders.
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SPRING COTTAGE GARDEN COLLECTION
SPRING COTTAGE GARDEN COLLECTION
SEEDS: PCGC15
A flower-full spring garden for under $30. A new collection of stunning hardy spring perenials and annuals, perfect for creating a darling spring cottage garden with ease. 5 Speedings each of Foxglove `Glittering Prizes', Hollyhock `Black', ever reliable Salvia Horminum `Pink'. Complete with easy-to-sow seeds of Love in the Mist `Blue' and whims...
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BABACO - Champagne Fruit
BABACO - Champagne Fruit
PLANTS: WBAB
A feature plant in our sub-tropical food gardens at Heronswood, this tropical-looking small tree produces lemon sherbet-flavoured melons, also known as 'Champagne Fruit', in its second year. This is the paw-paw for southern gardeners, with the combination of exotic fruit and lush palm- like leaves. No need for a pollinating partner as the Babaco...
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