|Dianella caerulea 'Blue Flax Lilly'|
Grasses and strappy plants in a variety of colours and shapes can be used in the Aussie native habitat garden to provide food and shelter for our backyard wildlife such as insects, small marsupials, reptiles and ground-dwelling birds.
In recent times some new ornamental native grasses have been developed for the landscape and home garden use and these have become very popular due to their aesthetic appeal, denser foliage and ability to be used in mass plantings. These new varieties still have the quick establishment characteristics of the common native grasses and provide a quick and easy landscape planting.
These are some of the grass plants that I am growing with success in my Brisbane sub-tropics garden ~
- Poa labillardieri 'Large Tussock grass'
- Dianella caerulea 'Blue Flax Lilly'
- Ficinia nodosa 'Knobby Clubrush'
- Lomandra longifolia 'Spiny Mat Rush'
- Lomandra glauca 'Blue Ridge'
- Lomandra filiformis 'Lyrebird'
- Lomandra fluviatilis 'Shara'
- Lomandra confertifolia rubiginosa 'Crackerjack'
- Juncus ursitatus 'Common Rush'
Native grasses are extremely adaptable to varying conditions and prove very useful in filling up the under-storey of a bush garden.
|Location - Brisbane Botanical Gardens at Mt Cootha|
|Lomandra 'Tilga' at Brisbane Botanical Gardens - Mt Cootha|
|Young Poa with seed heads|
|Poa labillardieri 'Large Tussock Grass'|
|Lomandra longifolia 'Spiny-head Mat-rush'|
|Ficinia nodosa 'Knobby Clubrush' (one of my favourites)|
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