Indigenous Plant

A vigorous, long-lived climber with bell shaped flowers. Grows well under established trees, amongst shrubs or trained along a fence or trellis.

Natural vegetation community • Heath/woodland.

Size and habit

A soft climber that gently winds its way along the stems and branches of other plants.

Natural vegetation community

  • Heath/woodland and Dune scrub/ woodland.
  • A scrambling climber that grows over shrubs and small trees. Can be trained to cover a fence or trellis.

Flowers and foliage

  • Leaves 2-4cm long.
  • A profusion of narrow yellow tubular flowers hanging from the branches. Flowering usually occurs from July to December, followed by light green berries.

Preferred growing conditions

  • Well-drained dry to moist heavier soils.
  • Full sun to complete shade.
  • Does not tolerate salt winds
  • A vigorous, showy climber with sweetly scented star-like flowers and attractive, feathery seed heads.

 

Flowers and foliage

  • Clusters of greenish-cream starry flowers 3-4 cm across.
  • Flowering usually occurs from July to November.
  • Small, dull green, oblong leaves.
  • Feathery seed heads.

Preferred growing conditions

  • Grows well in all well-drained soils.
  • Full sun or part shade.
  • Tolerates moderately salty winds
  • Herbs and Groundcovers
  • These plants play an important role in the landscape. Not only are they attractive, they are useful for binding soil, minimising weed growth, attracting butterflies and are important for attracting pollinators for other plants. Indigenous herbs and groundcovers are able to tolerate a wide range of growing conditions.
  • A carpeting groundcover with widely spreading stems. Useful for binding soil.

Natural vegetation community

Dune scrub/woodland.

Size and habit

  • Creeping groundcover that dies back during winter.
  • Spreads from 1-4m.

Flowers and foliage

  • Greenish-white globular flowers from
  • October to January.
  • Fruits are brown and burr-like. Readily stick to clothing and can be a nuisance in areas of high traffic.

Preferred growing conditions

  • Tolerates all soils, wet and dry conditions.
  • Full to part sun.
  • Tolerates salt wind.
  • An excellent soil binder on sandy, exposed locations.

Natural vegetation community • Dune scrub/woodland.

  • A spreading groundcover.
  • Prostrate to 1-3m wide.

Flowers and foliage

  • A profusion of showy pink-purple flowers from August to February. Flowers only open on sunny days.
  • Globular, reddish-purple salty fruit.
  • Clusters of fleshy, succulent leaves.

Preferred growing conditions

  • Will grow in all well-drained soils.
  • Full sun to part shade.
  • Tolerates salt winds.
  • This attractive herb requires regular pruning to encourage new growth.