Silver Ribbon Liriope muscari ‘Silver Ribbon’ has thin, ribbon-like, pale green leaves with white stripes (that appear silver). The leaves arch outwards and downwards and form a loose tussock. Plant size about 35 x 40 cm. Eastern countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam are the original homes of an excellent group of grassy […]
Liriope muscari ‘Royal Purple’ has dark purple flowers attached to purple stems are carried above the tussocks of dark green, slightly broader leaves. Plant size about 30 x 40 cm. Eastern countries such as China, Taiwan, Japan and Vietnam are the original homes of an excellent group of grassy tuft plants or ‘lily lookalikes’, classified […]
The giant of the lilyturfs with dark green leaves reaching nearly 1 m long.
A low-growing, tufted, perennial grass with fine silver foliage. The flower spikes, borne in summer, also have a distinctly silver-green hue about them. ‘Silver Eyecatch’ is effective as a ground cover when planted en masse and yet a single specimen growing in a pot can be equally impressive. These plants are best set off by […]
Cape thatching reed, deckreed This species occurs from Clanwilliam in the Western Cape to Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and grows naturally in damp, sandy places. The plant is quite frost hardy and drought resistant and adapts to almost any climatic conditions. It is a fast grower with a round clump-forming growth form, and […]
Elegia is one of many plant species belonging to the family Restionaceae, a group of rush-like plants found largely in the Western and Eastern Cape provinces, although others occur in Australia and Vietnam. Male and female flowers are borne on separate plants, often leading to confusion and misidentification within the family. Of all the many […]
Weeping anthericum Type: Groundcover, 50cm. Form: Like tufts of wispy grass. Flowers: Little white ‘stars’ arranged along erect stalks, from September to March. This groundcover grows fast and is useful for low maintenance mass plantings. It also looks good next to water features where it could be planted in between rocks. Use it in semi-shaded […]
Japanese sedge Carex hachijoensis ‘Evergold’ has creamy yellow and green variegated foliage. It is excellent in light shade in the foreground of flowerbeds. Semi hardy. Mature size about 20 x 30 cm. There are many varieties to choose from in the genus Carex. Some are stately ornamental grasses with delicate, curved blades in golden brown […]
Bronze Form, Bronze New Zealand Hair Sedge, Bronze Perfection Carex comans bronze form is without doubt a favourite, especially if you want dramatic bronze colour year round in the garden. Plant thick swathes of it around big aloes, agaves and Euphorbia tirucalli, or in between smaller aloes or large, smooth river stones. Hardy. Mature size about 40 x 50 cm. […]
Acorus gramineus ‘Golden Edge’ has foliage ranging from light to golden yellow and is striped yellow and green. The tussocks grow to about 30 x 30cm.