Green Horizons Pty Ltd  - Vegetation for a Better World

Ground Cover Plants


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Evolvus pilosus/blue sapphireCommon name. Blue Sapphire

Botanical name.  Evolvulus pilosus

Description. A fast growing wide spreading ground cover approximately 1- 2m wide. Has blue flowers through spring, summer and autumn. Great for hanging pots, window boxes, rockeries or ground cover.


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Myoporum ellipticum/Coastal myoporum
Common name.  Coastal Myoporum

Botanical name. Myoporum ellipticum

Description.  An Australian native ground cover that grows to
approximately 50cm high by 2m wide. Grow in full sun, white flowers in spring, suitable to any soil conditions. Great for bank stabilisation/
erosion control.




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Myoporum parvifolium/Creeping boobialaCommon name. Creeping Boobiala

Botanical name.  Myoporum parvifolium

Description.  An Australian native ground cover that grows to
approximately 20cm high by 1.5m wide. Grow in full sun, flowers white
in summer. Drought and frost hardy, fast growing. Great for bank
stabilization/ erosion control.



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Common name.  Cut Leaf Daisy - Break of Day

Botanical name. Brachyscome multifida

Description.   An  Australian perennial fast spreading ground cover approximately 40cm high by 60 cm wide, requires little water, will grow in full sun/ part shade, lilac coloured flowers, great for rockeries, garden borders or pots. Flower petals close at night and open in the morning light.



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Brachyscome multifida/Cut-leaf daisyCommon name.  Cut Leaf Daisy

Botanical name. Brachyscome multifida

Description.   An  Australian perennial fast spreading ground cover approximately 40cm high by 60 cm wide, requires little water, will grow in full sun/ part shade, lilac coloured flowers, great for rockeries, garden borders or pots.



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Common name.  Cut Leaf Daisy - White

Botanical name. Brachyscome multifida

Description.   An  Australian perennial fast spreading ground cover approximately 40cm high by 60 cm wide, requires little water, will grow in full sun/ part shade, white coloured flowers, great for rockeries, garden borders or pots.





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Common name.      Gardenia Radicans

Botanical name.       Gardenia augusta radicans

Description. The Gardenia Radicans is a plant that should be planted in a sunny sheltered position away from strong winds. The flowers are strongly perfumed. Grows to 0.5m high.



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Common name.      Gardenia Star

Botanical name.       Gardenia grandiflora 'Star'

Description. The Gardenia Star needs feeding and watering regularly using organic compost. Ideal for hedging or as a feature shrub because of its compact nature. Full sun to partial shade with well drained soil. Grows to 50cm high.


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Abelia grandiflora/Glossy abeliaCommon name.   Glossy Abelia

Botanical name. Abelia grandiflora ( dwarf variegated form ).

Description.   A hardy fast growing shrub, approximately 50cm by 50cm it has white flowers in summer/autumn. Can handle full sun or part shade, drought/frost/wind tolerant, can be used for hedging, garden borders, bird attracting and sometimes used for bonsai.


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Sedum angelina/ golden sedum
Common name.  Golden Sedum

Botanical name. Sedum rupestre var. Angelina

Description.  A perennial ground cover that grows in full sun and requires little water once established. Will grow to approximately 15cm high by 30 cm wide, flowers yellow in winter.



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Common name.   Grevillea - Bronze Rambler

Botanical name.       Grevillea spp.

Description. The Bronze Rambler Grevillea has  dark red coloured flowers. Tolerates light frost and grows to 30cm high and 4m wide.


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Common name.   Grevillea - Molonglo

Botanical name.       Grevillea spp.

Description. The Molonglo Grevillea has  yellow coloured flowers. Tolerates light frost and grows to 1m high and 4m wide.




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Common name.   Grevillea - Pinaster Compact Form

Botanical name.       Grevillea spp.

Description. The Pinaster Compact Form Grevillea has deep-pink or orange-red coloured flowers. Has a low spreading habit so is great for small gardens. Tolerates light frost and grows to 0.5m high and 2m wide.




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Brachyscome multifida/Jumbo lilacCommon name.   Jumbo Lilac 'Daisy'

Botanical name.  Brachyscome multifida 'Jumbo Lilac'

Description.    An  Australian perennial fast spreading ground cover
approximately 40cm high by 60 cm wide, requires little water, will grow in full sun/ part shade, large lilac coloured flowers, great for rockeries, garden borders or pots.




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Common name.   Knotted Club Rush

Botanical name.       Ficinia nodosa

Description. Knotted Club Rush grows well in sandy coast areas near lakes. Grows to 15cm - 100cm high.




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Erigeron karvinskianus/Seaside daisyCommon name. Seaside Daisy

Botanical name. Erigeron karvinskianus

Description.  A perennial ground cover that grows approximately 15cm high by 60cm wide. Will flower with white, pink and brown flowers for up to 9 months of the year. Grow in full sun/part shade, frost tolerant and drought hardy.



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Juniperus conferta/Shore juniper
Common name.   Shore Juniper

Botanical name.   Juniperus conferta

Description. A wide spreading mat like ground cover native to Japan. Will grow to approximately 20cm high by 2m wide, prickly to touch. Great for cascading over walls or rockeries.


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Trachelospernum jasminoides/ star jasminCommon name.   Star jasmine

Botanical name. Trachelospermum jasminoides

Description. A excellent climber / ground cover that grows to approximately  30cm high by 1m wide. Will grow up walls or can also be hedged. Drought tolerant once established, grow in full sun/ part shade. Has white scented flowers.



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Common name.   Stephanotis

Botanical name.Stephanotis floribunda

Description. A excellent climber / ground cover that grows to approximately  2-6m. Will grow up walls or can also be hedged. Drought tolerant once established, grow in full sun/ part shade. Has white scented flowers.



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Gibasas geniculata/Tahitian bridal veil
Common name.   Tahitian Bridal Veil

Botanical name. Gibasis geniculata

Description. A soft wooded evergreen perennial that will grow to approximately 60cm high by 75cm wide. Has dark green leaves with purple underside, white flowers in late spring/summer. Grow in part shade. Great for hanging baskets, wall creeper.



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