Landscape Grasses

Native Landscape Grasses have long been a favourite of Landscape Designers. Their rustic appearance and ability to soften hard surfaces makes them a useful design element. Over the past years there have been some standout performers and these Grasses are profiled below. Landscape Grasses have large basal clumps that provide ground coverage to suppress exotic weeds. These grasses provide design options to create large blocks of foliage colour contrasts, many also have ornamental flower/seed heads. When designing with Landscape Grasses, a technique that is favoured by leading designers when mass planting, is to mix a ratio of 25% grasses to a singular or combination of 75% Lomandra, Dianella or Landscape Sedges. This approach produces a balance of seasonal foliage contrast with a core planting of evergreen plants.

Kingsdale Poa poiformis 'PP500' KINGSDALE® Poa poiformis 'PP500' 'Kingsdale' is a bluish-grey variety of Poa poiformis with fine arching foliage. ‘Kingsdale’ resembles Festuca glauca in its habit, except larger. Poa ‘Kingsdale’ makes a fantastic…
Nafray flower close-up NAFRAY® Pennisetum alopecuroides 'PA300' Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Nafray’ is a mid sized compact Pennisetum with compact, fine green foliage. Nafray is an ideal plant for ornamental landscaping, both domestic and commercial. Best planted…
Poa Eskdale with is beautiful bluish green foliage. Poa labillardieri ‘Eskdale’ Poa labillardieri ‘Eskdale’ is an old favourite used extensively on many projects. It has beautiful fine greenish/blue foliage with an upright to arching form. Poa is ideal for softening hard…
Mingo is a great ground cover grass for native gardens Themeda australis ‘Mingo’ Themeda australis ‘Mingo’is a prostrate form of Kanagroo grass with blue foliage. Mingo's rustic appearance contrasts well with other plants, grasses and strappy leafed plants. It makes a great…
Themeda australis Themeda australis - 'Kangaroo Grass' (formerly known as Themeda triandra) is a medium size, tufted warm season grass with green foliage turning reddish brown to purple in winter. It is a…
'Cream Lea' Pennisetum alopecuroides with beautiful cream coloured flowers CREAM LEA® Pennisetum alopecuroides Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Cream Lea’, is a tall lime green foliaged, non-invasive grass. It has slightly wider leaves when compared to Purple Lea and holds its foliage colour better in winter.…
Pennisetum 'Purple Lea' has distinctively purple flowers PURPLE LEA® Pennisetum alopecuroides 'PA400' Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘Purple Lea’ is a tall green fine foliaged grass with beautiful ornamental appeal. Some self seed has been noticed, especially in wet seasons, however this doesn't…
'Pennstripe' is a variegated Pennisetum alopecuroides PENNSTRIPE™ Pennisetum alopecuroides 'PAV300' Pennisetum alopecuroides 'Pennstripe’, is the first variegated Australian native grass available. Pennstripe was bred from Pennisetum ‘Nafray’ and is equally tough compared to common varieties.…
Pennisetum alopecuroides flower Pennisetum alopecuroides Pennisetum alopecuroides, commonly known as Swamp Foxtail (because it's flower resembles that of a fox's tail), is a tall green fine foliaged grass. Pennisetum is one of the most ornamental…