Buy and sell Grasses & flax on Trade Me. Northern Sea Oats - Chasmanthium latifolium. SKU: 326937 $ 99.99 each. The best time to plant in dry shade is in autumn and winter so plants are established before the dry summer months. Choose a store for availability. scuttellaria, Triffids (for those who have B I G space to fill New Zealand native grasses and tussocks are an iconic part of our landscape, and are a very versatile, and no-fuss way to create a stunning native landscape. 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. Lawn Grasses for NZ New Zealand has both warm and cool regions. 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'. Carex Eversheen. hostas Cool season grasses are suitable … Best in part to full shade in moist to wet soils. All we have to do is tidy up bigger bits of falling debris and carry out a bit of general maintenance. Use as … A blend of pasture rye grasses with 10% white clover. Uncinia Rubra, otherwise known as Red Hook Sedge, is a brilliant and popular evergreen perennial grass originating from New Zealand. The Eversheen variety is a colourful year-round Carex. The grass is very slow-growing, so give it some time to mature because it's worth the wait. The Everillo features lime green progressing to bright golden yellow foliage. renga renga lilies (arthropodium) 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. It occurs in a range of colors and sizes, making a versatile design element in any space, from small urban yards to larger landscapes. astelias – bush species including A. fragrans Bloom: Yellow/green, April-May, maturing to chestnut brown. widow-makers – collospermum which also just arrive of their own accord Scadoxus multiflorus ssp katherinae, beneath a canopy of rimu, pine and nikau. Perfectly suited for shade but can handle some sun in... Everillo. 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. It’s typically found around coastal areas of New Zealand and tends to be robust while handling all kinds of extreme weather. If you know of anybody with either variety, the seed will germinate readily. hydrangeas – on the outer margins Mass plant for effect, especially to fill out banks and dry spots. The big trees suck up all the moisture and goodness from the ground and small plants find it very hard to compete. Soft green foliage. If you want bluebell or snowdrop woods in the English style, remember they are mostly beneath deciduous trees. A late flowering perennial grass suited to summer wet areas, particularly on heavy soils. Lots of different ferns, both native and exotic. It’s cheap but tough. The foliage of both is large and lush. Shade can also refer to dappled shade (light penetrating shady tree branches), and light or heavy shade (under varying tree canopies). Some grasses do better in varying degrees of shade. Grasses and Strappy Plants. Gesneria or sinningia? vireya rhododendrons Width: 2-3 feet. katherinae is very happy in dry shade. pulmonaria ferns farfugium and ligularia of various species Notes: Has bamboo like appearance. Lift and limb the canopy trees. clivias Full sun to partial shade. streptocarpus. (short list – we are not too keen on many triffids here). They thrive in dark environments and require very little water to survive. various plectranthus but they need to be kept under control We have always known it as a gesneria but it appears that Sinningia cardinalis is equally valid as a name. Bloom: Depends on species. Some have attractive bloom June-August. Katherinae flowers red in mid summer. Notes: Dark green clump forming grass. Soloman Seal – Polygonatum multiflorum Best in part to full shade. Shade … Compact Chionochloa flavicans forms a tidy 1m clump with flower stems up to 1.5m. There is a rich variety of colored ornamental grasses including blue, purple and even black. It’s cheap but tough. Notes: Excellent for shaded woodland sites. Come autumn, all the leaves will fall off. Bloom: silky green, May-June, maturing to yellow/gold/bronze. See more ideas about grass, shade grass, ornamental grasses. Rich maroon red foliage and darker mahogany flowers begin to bloom from June through to July. The Zamioculcas zamifolia is one of the easiest plants to grow. You are more likely to find bulbs of katherinae for sale rather than the rarer puniceus. Tall fescue is a perennial grass more tolerant of hot summer, poorly drained and saline conditions than perennial ryegrass. 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. ferns 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. Notes: Numerous useful species offering interesting foliage coloration. This is a plant for dry shade but needs to be frost free. Golden lilyturf is a stellar performer in both full shade and partial shade locations. 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. “Backbone” plants A blend of pasture rye grasses with 10% white clover. Choose a store for availability. Our eight shade-loving plants 1. It’s the one where something green will do the job nicely – that’s why it’s called “just grass”. Jul 16, 2016 - Explore JoElla Thomas's board "Grasses for shade" on Pinterest. Aggressive spreader. Natural grass is an attractive landscaping feature, but there are plenty of affordable, low-maintenance alternatives. The ZZ plant is on the slower side of growth, and are perfect for beginners or as gifts. Just Grass. New Zealand flax creates high drama in the garden with bold architectural structure and upright spiky foliage. Before planting, dig a hole twice the width and depth of the plant’s root ball. See more ideas about Planting flowers, Ornamental grasses, Outdoor gardens. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. haemanthus albifloss hippeastrum – particularly aulicum but papilio is also looking promising V150 - side slit container, volume 150cc. evergreen azaleas A hardy and popular grass due to the silvery green colour of its foliage. 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. Very few weeds grow in the shade, especially with the thick mulch that builds up over time. This variety is now a rhizomatous tall fescue. Shrubs 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!) These are very large bulbs, hailing yet again from the bulb wonderland of Zimbabwe and South Africa. vireya rhododendrons. Bulk cheapie fillers (and many gardeners need these to get some quick coverage) katherinae. Bloom: green, June … V310 - container, volume 310cc. While most ornamental grasses prefer and do best in full sun locations, there are a number of grasses and grass-like plants that will provide interest to shaded areas n the garden. Best in part shade. Paris polyphylla The tuber in growth. If you find it hard to dig into the ground because of the existing roots, plants will find it equally hard to get their roots in. 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. Little Kitten’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Kitten’) It can grow in various types of soil, … Japanese Blood Grass. Shade can range from partial shade (some sun during the day) to full shade (shady most of the day). Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia! philodendron Flowers followed by black berries. Slow growing. hydrangeas – on the outer margins. Pink flower plumes in late summer early fall. ZZ Plant. Best suited... Feather Falls. ajuga scadoxus – puniceus and multiflorus ssp katherinae parsonsia (native jasmine) cordylines – both natives and some of the more tropical varieties Grown readily from Ruby Grass seeds, this spectacular ornamental grass is native to South Africa. 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. Rye Clover is its other name. Aciphylla; Agapanthus; Anemanthele; Arthropodium - Renga Renga Lilly; Apodasmia - Reed; Astelia; Bamboo; Beschorneria; Blue Oat Grass; Carex; Chionochloa; Cordyline; Dianella; Dietes; Flax; Hakonechloa; Hamerocallis - Daylily; Imperata; Libertia; Liriope; Lomandra; Ophiopogon - Mondo Grass; Phormium; Rootrainers - Mass planting Grade; Uncinia; Juncus; Festuca; … Silky green flower panicles in spring. 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. Ruby Grass (Rhynchelytrum nerviglumis) - If you like showy ornamental grasses, this one is a great addition for your landscape. cordyline – particularly banksii. Notes: Upright clump forming grass. Scadoxus ssp. Her cousin from Natal, Scadoxus puniceus, flowers orange in spring with a similar flower form. dicentra (can’t keep D.spectabilis going here but D.eximia does very well Crinum moorei – even better is the variegated form of C. moorei Spraying with weed killer such as glysophate (usually twice) is the best way to … There is not a lot that grows in deepest shade so you need to keep the canopy higher to allow light. First published in the Waikato Times and reprinted here with their permission. Cheery and bright! 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. 30cm x 40cm. See more ideas about Garden landscaping, Plants, Garden inspiration. Grasses & flax for sale in New Zealand. nikau palms (we planted the first ones, now they just seed down and we keep those which are not in the wrong places) The elegant drooping flower heads, lovely for picking, change from gorgeous shimmery green to silky cream in autumn. It persists poorly in dry areas. Bloom: green, June-July, maturing to copper/brown. 4 interest free payments of $ 25.00. Mondo grasses are delicate little plants that make excellent borders or mass plantings and can be used as ground cover in shade locations. veltheimias Other NZ natives for shade include Mazus radicans and Pratia angulata (panakenake), two pretty flowering groundcovers that thrive in damp soil. I have cut chunks from it to grow new plants. In New Zealand, evergreens dominate and our shady areas remain shaded all year round. SKU: 327317 $ 39.99 each. Most hail from South America and cardinalis is from Brazil. 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. The traditional Tall Fescue was introduced to New Zealand some ten years ago. arisaemas ferns – many and varied Variegated river oats has arching foliage with appealing striping. SKU: 327316 $ 39.76 each. Choose a … Post was not sent - check your email addresses! 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. This hard-to-find and underused Japanese grass is a mass of arching, golden blades, 12 inches tall, assuming reddish tints in fall. Hakonechloa and Carex are low growing grasses that serve as beautiful accent plants toward the front of a shady bed or border. Lawns are most commonly of cool season grasses but in warm regions, particularly coastal areas, warm season grasses can be used for lawns. This means that it stays greener in dry summer periods & tolerates higher temperatures. Cool Season Grass. 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. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Kikuyu Grass. Delightful in drifts or even in shaded garden containers. Reseeds very heavily. bromeliads Bloom: insignificant green, July-August. As with the other grasses I have listed, this one is super drought tolerant, and holds itself very happily to all the weather elements. Swamp flax … Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', Hakone grass. cordylines – both natives and some of the more tropical varieties. Fruit salad plant (monstera delicosa) Ruby Grass has blue-green foliage that turns brown in the fall. 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. Yates Made for Shade Lawn Seed 1kg. 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. In New Zealand it is mainly sown in dry areas for its summer growth and good clover content. Notes: Elegant arching clumps of lime green foliage. It’s the one where something green will do the job nicely – that’s why it’s called “just grass”. Also for damp shady ground are Gunnera prorepens and Fuchsia procumbens , a groundcover with exquisite miniature fuchsia flowers. Yellow to bronze fall color. dracophyllum latifolia For damp shade, any time of year is suitable as long as plants are watered during dry periods. helleborus – particularly x sternii and also foetidus (better than the more common orientalis in full shade) Yates Sow Any Time Lawn Seed 1kg. Kiwicare Smart Seed 4kg. There are many drought tolerant grasses and a variety of native grasses. Will grow in full shade. impatiens phlomis and did I mention ferns? Choice treasures and bulbs and high interest plants Jan 16, 2014 - Explore Barrett Brown's board "Shade grass" on Pinterest. I have written about many of these plants in earlier posts – use the search engine box on the right hand side if you want to check them out in more detail. Height: 2-3 feet. Tolerant also of moist to wet conditions. Notes: Colorful, fragrant foliage. Wet Shade. Looks good planted with the other coloured grasses and flaxes. Reddish fall color. This is one of my favourites, and on mass Lime Tuff looks fantastic. Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' or Japanese blood grass is a colorful red, yellow, … But then, scadoxus like dry shade and that is one thing we have in abundance in our garden. Best in part shade. The leaf texture of Tall Fescue is rather coarse compared to other turf grasses. Dec 15, 2017 - Explore Julie Anderson's board "Grasses for shade" on Pinterest. A nice contrast to Scleranthus, the NZ Moss. It prefers high shade and moist soil. Best in moist partial shade. trilliums Useful and low maintenance makes them great to sort out large scale plantings such as farm driveways, bunds, commercial landscaping and mass plantings to comple It is very slow to increase from the bulb (no doubt you could twin scale it) so it is normally done from seed. Suits the berm or maybe the rental property where it knows it won’t get a lot of love. mondo grass and lirope francoa (the bridal veil plant) – both ramosa and sonchifolia 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. Very attractive seed heads in late summer/fall. Other grasses for shade are Carex 'Evergold', Carex morrowii and Carex solandri. Notes: Mounds of leathery foliage. Timothy. 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. orchids – cymbidiums, dendrobiums, calanthes cyclamen on the margins but not into the deeper shade Shade Tolerant Ornamental Grasses and Grass-Like Plants, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In dry shade conditions, they last a long time. Suits the berm or maybe the rental property where it knows it won’t get a lot of love. The leaves are soft and somewhat hairy while the tubular red bells sit above the foliage and flower over a long season in late spring. Best in part to full shade. Just Grass Rye Clover is its other name. Taranaki Rhododendron and Garden Festival. 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. 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