The Australian Native grass tree is a very slow growing, hardy plant and extremely effective as a feature plant in the garden

Ideal in the ground or a pot, grasses come in all colours sizes and textures. They have a showy leaf foliage and are often used for an architecual look in the garden. All grasses can be used in a native garden and also suit contemporary gardens.
Australian Native Grasses are very hardy and are great for a native garden. They are the perfect plant for coastal areas, and ideal for hot, dry, narrow garden beds. Grasses are a low maintenance plant, and are ideal for low water usage gardens. They will thrive in shallow soil and gravel garden beds, as they are shallow rooted.
Essentially maintence free, grasses are very hardy and don’t need to be pruned or thinned.  See our photo gallery below for some great examples of plants for your garden.

Garden themes for grasses are:

  • Contemporary Garden – mondo grass
  • Coastal Garden – salt air tolerant
  • Native Garden – The Australian Native grass tree is a very slow growing, hardy plant and extremely effective as a feature plant in the garden
  • Strap Leaf Garden – compliment Palms, Cordylines and New Zealand Flax
  • Mixed Native Garden – New Zealand Flax are clumping and great for informal borders
  • Formal Garden – cordylines with their impact foliage, and dwarf mondo grass, deep green and ideal for underplanting with box hedging.

Grasses will tolerate all soils, and grow in the shade or sun.  For the best results we recommend improving the soil with a good quality planting mix such as Searles Native Garden Mix, or Searles Premium Potting Mix.   Searles Real Compost which is an Australian made, 100% Organic BFA Registered product is great for all plants and vegetables and some natives.