cordylines – both natives and some of the more tropical varieties. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', Hakone grass. Buy and sell Grasses & flax on Trade Me. The tuber in growth. V150 - side slit container, volume 150cc. clivias Golden lilyturf is a stellar performer in both full shade and partial shade locations. All we have to do is tidy up bigger bits of falling debris and carry out a bit of general maintenance. The Everillo features lime green progressing to bright golden yellow foliage. Mass plant for effect, especially to fill out banks and dry spots. Wet Shade. Ruby Grass has blue-green foliage that turns brown in the fall. Natural grass is an attractive landscaping feature, but there are plenty of affordable, low-maintenance alternatives. In New Zealand, evergreens dominate and our shady areas remain shaded all year round. You are more likely to find bulbs of katherinae for sale rather than the rarer puniceus. Cool season grasses are suitable … Shade can range from partial shade (some sun during the day) to full shade (shady most of the day). pulmonaria trilliums Similar to Couch Grass, Kikuyu is another type of hardwearing grass that’s perfect for the family of pets and children to play on outdoors. Shrubs SKU: 327317 $ 39.99 each. Rachael from Bunnings Greenlife Projects has some great ideas, which can help save on water bills and reduce your impact on the environment, while still creating a beautiful outdoors. Shade can also refer to dappled shade (light penetrating shady tree branches), and light or heavy shade (under varying tree canopies). Bloom: Yellow/green, April-May, maturing to chestnut brown. These are very large bulbs, hailing yet again from the bulb wonderland of Zimbabwe and South Africa. It’s the one where something green will do the job nicely – that’s why it’s called “just grass”. Lots of different ferns, both native and exotic. This means that it stays greener in dry summer periods & tolerates higher temperatures. Swamp flax … Spraying with weed killer such as glysophate (usually twice) is the best way to … Full sun to partial shade. Choice treasures and bulbs and high interest plants Mark has always described the flowers as being like the chimney brush of the bulb world because they resemble the round brushes used by old fashioned chimney sweeps. The best perennial ornamental grasses for shade and sun, towering tall ornamental grasses, variegated grasses... Ornamental grasses are low maintenance...perfect as deer resistant ground cover. Other points from my conversation with Tony Murrell (love that man – he is so easy to talk with and so enthusiastic about plants): Our shade areas are low maintenance and generally self sustaining, We don’t water, we don’t spray, we don’t add fertiliser. Building up the planting areas beneath huge rimu trees, Natives The Zamioculcas zamifolia is one of the easiest plants to grow. Looks good planted with the other coloured grasses and flaxes. Jul 16, 2016 - Explore JoElla Thomas's board "Grasses for shade" on Pinterest. First published in the Waikato Times and reprinted here with their permission. Tolerant also of moist to wet conditions. Very few weeds grow in the shade, especially with the thick mulch that builds up over time. Reseeds very heavily. For damp shade, any time of year is suitable as long as plants are watered during dry periods. farfugium and ligularia of various species parsonsia (native jasmine) Whatever, this is a comparatively rare plant which comes from the same family as both African violets and gloxinias – the family having the near unpronounceable name of Gesneriaceae. Grown readily from Ruby Grass seeds, this spectacular ornamental grass is native to South Africa. After talking to Tony Murrell on Radio Live this morning, here is the quick list of some of the plants we have found we can grow in our dry shade areas. hostas hippeastrum – particularly aulicum but papilio is also looking promising New Zealand wind grass (Stipa srundinacea), suited for USDA plant hardiness zones 8 through 10, produces narrow arching blades streaked with orange colors during the summer. Height: 2-3 feet. some of the small palms – Lytocaryum weddellianum (the wedding palm or feather palm) is one that is performing well in our shade in several places. (short list – we are not too keen on many triffids here). Suits the berm or maybe the rental property where it knows it won’t get a lot of love. impatiens The leaf texture of Tall Fescue is rather coarse compared to other turf grasses. Also for damp shady ground are Gunnera prorepens and Fuchsia procumbens , a groundcover with exquisite miniature fuchsia flowers. Mondo grasses are delicate little plants that make excellent borders or mass plantings and can be used as ground cover in shade locations. Notes: Upright clump forming grass. This particular patch of scadoxus is looking very fine this week and stands around 140cm tall which is fairly remarkable given that it is growing in quite hard condtions. We have always known it as a gesneria but it appears that Sinningia cardinalis is equally valid as a name. Notes: Has bamboo like appearance. Little Kitten’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Kitten’) It can grow in various types of soil, … cyclamen on the margins but not into the deeper shade dracophyllum latifolia Crinum moorei – even better is the variegated form of C. moorei It is very slow to increase from the bulb (no doubt you could twin scale it) so it is normally done from seed. We raise beds by using mostly found items like old tree trunks, ponga logs, rounds of sawn timber – anything that looks natural (NEVER tanalised timber!) Soloman Seal – Polygonatum multiflorum Best in part to full shade. A nice contrast to Scleranthus, the NZ Moss. phlomis bromeliads Despite their names, swamp flax (harakeke or Phormium tenax) and mountain flax (wharariki or Phormium cookianum) both grow in mountainous and coastal areas throughout New Zealand. widow-makers – collospermum which also just arrive of their own accord Notes: Dark green clump forming grass. Delightful in drifts or even in shaded garden containers. tree ferns or pongas which just arrive these days While many of the plants we grow are epiphytic or have epiphytic origins (in other words, they don’t have big root systems below ground but will often be happy settling in forks in the trees), it is still necessary to build up soil at ground level to allow many plants to get established. In New Zealand it is mainly sown in dry areas for its summer growth and good clover content. See more ideas about Garden landscaping, Plants, Garden inspiration. The foliage of both is large and lush. Some are clump forming some spread readily. The elegant drooping flower heads, lovely for picking, change from gorgeous shimmery green to silky cream in autumn. Best in part shade. Variegated river oats has arching foliage with appealing striping. See more ideas about grass, shade grass, ornamental grasses. It’s the one where something green will do the job nicely – that’s why it’s called “just grass”. philodendron Best in moist partial shade. Scadoxus ssp. Flowers followed by black berries. Unlike most members of the family (and there are somewhere over 40 of them), cardinalis grows from a tuber which pushes itself above the ground. Soft green foliage. The ZZ plant is on the slower side of growth, and are perfect for beginners or as gifts. If you know of anybody with either variety, the seed will germinate readily. This variety is now a rhizomatous tall fescue. haemanthus albifloss cordylines – both natives and some of the more tropical varieties Ruby Grass (Rhynchelytrum nerviglumis) - If you like showy ornamental grasses, this one is a great addition for your landscape. Timothy. Pink flower plumes in late summer early fall. Some have attractive bloom June-August. Japanese Blood Grass. Gillian Thrum / NZ Gardener 02:15 ... and mix into this combination some dainty snowdrops in the foreground and an edging of grass-like foliage such as Liriope 'Monroe White'. streptocarpus. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Cordyline Red Fountain & other miscellaneous Jury-bred plants, Plants for dry shade – for Radio Live listeners and others, Flowering this week: Scadoxus multiflorus ssp. We are completely frost free in our shade areas but even gardeners in colder parts of the country may be surprised what they can get away with in terms of more tender material beneath evergreen trees. Best in part shade. LOMANDRA LIME TUFF - outstanding small grass, that is super lush green and great for where a smaller variety is needed, getting to 45cm x 45cm. Grasses and Strappy Plants. vireya rhododendrons Persistent perennial weeds like oxalis and invasive grasses will push their way through and, once entangled, can be impossible to remove without clearing the ground and starting all over again. Again, building up beds beneath the rimu trees, using ponga logs in this case that have already lasted decades, Gesneria cardinalis, or maybe Sinningia cardinalis. V310 - container, volume 310cc. and did I mention ferns? It prefers high shade and moist soil. zygocactus Shade Tolerant Ornamental Grasses and Grass-Like Plants, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you want bluebell or snowdrop woods in the English style, remember they are mostly beneath deciduous trees. This is one of my favourites, and on mass Lime Tuff looks fantastic. Notes: Numerous useful species offering interesting foliage coloration. It’s typically found around coastal areas of New Zealand and tends to be robust while handling all kinds of extreme weather. 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