Bloom: Depends on species. In dry shade conditions, they last a long time. The Everillo features lime green progressing to bright golden yellow foliage. Compact Chionochloa flavicans forms a tidy 1m clump with flower stems up to 1.5m. various plectranthus but they need to be kept under control These are very large bulbs, hailing yet again from the bulb wonderland of Zimbabwe and South Africa. Lift and limb the canopy trees. The leaf texture of Tall Fescue is rather coarse compared to other turf grasses. ajuga Wet Shade. It’s typically found around coastal areas of New Zealand and tends to be robust while handling all kinds of extreme weather. ZZ Plant. Grasses and Strappy Plants. Spraying with weed killer such as glysophate (usually twice) is the best way to … Cheery and bright! Gesneria or sinningia? 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. It’s the one where something green will do the job nicely – that’s why it’s called “just grass”. scuttellaria, Triffids (for those who have B I G space to fill Other grasses for shade are Carex 'Evergold', Carex morrowii and Carex solandri. There is not a lot that grows in deepest shade so you need to keep the canopy higher to allow light. Perfectly suited for shade but can handle some sun in... Everillo. 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. See more ideas about Garden landscaping, Plants, Garden inspiration. Other NZ natives for shade include Mazus radicans and Pratia angulata (panakenake), two pretty flowering groundcovers that thrive in damp soil. Tolerant also of moist to wet conditions. Golden lilyturf is a stellar performer in both full shade and partial shade locations. Choose a store for availability. 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; … See more ideas about grass, shade grass, ornamental grasses. Mondo grasses are delicate little plants that make excellent borders or mass plantings and can be used as ground cover in shade locations. dicentra (can’t keep D.spectabilis going here but D.eximia does very well cyclamen on the margins but not into the deeper shade 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. It occurs in a range of colors and sizes, making a versatile design element in any space, from small urban yards to larger landscapes. Some grasses do better in varying degrees of shade. hostas evergreen azaleas francoa (the bridal veil plant) – both ramosa and sonchifolia It’s cheap but tough. impatiens Carex Eversheen. vireya rhododendrons. This hard-to-find and underused Japanese grass is a mass of arching, golden blades, 12 inches tall, assuming reddish tints in fall. Notes: Mounds of leathery foliage. zygocactus This is one of my favourites, and on mass Lime Tuff looks fantastic. Grasses & flax for sale in New Zealand. Kikuyu Grass. philodendron A hardy and popular grass due to the silvery green colour of its foliage. Delightful in drifts or even in shaded garden containers. ferns – many and varied astelias – bush species including A. fragrans Notes: Excellent for shaded woodland sites. Variegated river oats has arching foliage with appealing striping. Yates Sow Any Time Lawn Seed 1kg. Lots of different ferns, both native and exotic. Jul 16, 2016 - Explore JoElla Thomas's board "Grasses for shade" on Pinterest. Katherinae flowers red in mid summer. We have always known it as a gesneria but it appears that Sinningia cardinalis is equally valid as a name. Some are clump forming some spread readily. Hakonechloa and Carex are low growing grasses that serve as beautiful accent plants toward the front of a shady bed or border. Northern Sea Oats - Chasmanthium latifolium. 30cm x 40cm. Best in part to full shade in moist to wet soils. But then, scadoxus like dry shade and that is one thing we have in abundance in our garden. See more ideas about Planting flowers, Ornamental grasses, Outdoor gardens. scadoxus – puniceus and multiflorus ssp katherinae SKU: 326937 $ 99.99 each. Shade … Looks good planted with the other coloured grasses and flaxes. A late flowering perennial grass suited to summer wet areas, particularly on heavy soils. The tuber in growth. 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. 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. Little Kitten’ Maiden Grass (Miscanthus sinensis ‘Little Kitten’) It can grow in various types of soil, … First published in the Waikato Times and reprinted here with their permission. 4 interest free payments of $ 25.00. It persists poorly in dry areas. Swamp flax … Bloom: green, June-July, maturing to copper/brown. Slow growing. Will grow in full shade. parsonsia (native jasmine) A blend of pasture rye grasses with 10% white clover. Aggressive spreader. Cool season grasses are suitable … SKU: 327317 $ 39.99 each. Flowers followed by black berries. Uncinia Rubra, otherwise known as Red Hook Sedge, is a brilliant and popular evergreen perennial grass originating from New Zealand. 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 Notes: Elegant arching clumps of lime green foliage. Shade can range from partial shade (some sun during the day) to full shade (shady most of the day). 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. It’s cheap but tough. I have cut chunks from it to grow new plants. cordylines – both natives and some of the more tropical varieties A blend of pasture rye grasses with 10% white clover. tree ferns or pongas which just arrive these days The grass is very slow-growing, so give it some time to mature because it's worth the wait. renga renga lilies (arthropodium) Yates Made for Shade Lawn Seed 1kg. bromeliads katherinae is very happy in dry shade. Rye Clover is its other name. V310 - container, volume 310cc. 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. 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. Notes: Colorful, fragrant foliage. 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. katherinae. 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. Before planting, dig a hole twice the width and depth of the plant’s root ball. Pink flower plumes in late summer early fall. clivias Buy and sell Grasses & flax on Trade Me. This is a plant for dry shade but needs to be frost free. hydrangeas – on the outer margins Bloom: green, June … If you know of anybody with either variety, the seed will germinate readily. There are many drought tolerant grasses and a variety of native grasses. In New Zealand, evergreens dominate and our shady areas remain shaded all year round. widow-makers – collospermum which also just arrive of their own accord The best time to plant in dry shade is in autumn and winter so plants are established before the dry summer months. Building up the planting areas beneath huge rimu trees, Natives Choose a store for availability. You are more likely to find bulbs of katherinae for sale rather than the rarer puniceus. Shrubs Jan 16, 2014 - Explore Barrett Brown's board "Shade grass" on Pinterest. Natural grass is an attractive landscaping feature, but there are plenty of affordable, low-maintenance alternatives. 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. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Best in part shade. Dec 15, 2017 - Explore Julie Anderson's board "Grasses for shade" on Pinterest. SKU: 327316 $ 39.76 each. cordyline – particularly banksii. Most hail from South America and cardinalis is from Brazil. Reddish fall color. Bloom: insignificant green, July-August. 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. Lawn Grasses for NZ New Zealand has both warm and cool regions. 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. “Backbone” plants 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. pulmonaria Just Grass. Taranaki Rhododendron and Garden Festival. A nice contrast to Scleranthus, the NZ Moss. Choice treasures and bulbs and high interest plants 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. There is a rich variety of colored ornamental grasses including blue, purple and even black. Suits the berm or maybe the rental property where it knows it won’t get a lot of love. Shade can also refer to dappled shade (light penetrating shady tree branches), and light or heavy shade (under varying tree canopies). 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. The traditional Tall Fescue was introduced to New Zealand some ten years ago. Just Grass Rye Clover is its other name. 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. 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. Best in part to full shade. Soft green foliage. Kiwicare Smart Seed 4kg. Shade Tolerant Ornamental Grasses and Grass-Like Plants, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Use as … Crinum moorei – even better is the variegated form of C. moorei This variety is now a rhizomatous tall fescue. Our eight shade-loving plants 1. Scadoxus ssp. Notes: Numerous useful species offering interesting foliage coloration. Her cousin from Natal, Scadoxus puniceus, flowers orange in spring with a similar flower form. ferns It prefers high shade and moist soil. Hakonechloa macra 'Aureola', Hakone grass. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Mass plant for effect, especially to fill out banks and dry spots. Best suited... Feather Falls. Height: 2-3 feet. Fruit salad plant (monstera delicosa) 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!) Paris polyphylla hippeastrum – particularly aulicum but papilio is also looking promising (short list – we are not too keen on many triffids here). hydrangeas – on the outer margins. New Zealand flax creates high drama in the garden with bold architectural structure and upright spiky foliage. Bloom: silky green, May-June, maturing to yellow/gold/bronze. Very attractive seed heads in late summer/fall. Suits the berm or maybe the rental property where it knows it won’t get a lot of love. If you want bluebell or snowdrop woods in the English style, remember they are mostly beneath deciduous trees. Best in part to full shade. phlomis haemanthus albifloss Lawns are most commonly of cool season grasses but in warm regions, particularly coastal areas, warm season grasses can be used for lawns. All we have to do is tidy up bigger bits of falling debris and carry out a bit of general maintenance. Japanese Blood Grass. Notes: Has bamboo like appearance. streptocarpus. Scadoxus multiflorus ssp katherinae, beneath a canopy of rimu, pine and nikau. farfugium and ligularia of various species Come autumn, all the leaves will fall off. Full sun to partial shade. We have described it in the past as developing a football-like tuber, but with the passage of time, ours are getting closer to exercise ball in size. Some have attractive bloom June-August. and did I mention ferns? The big trees suck up all the moisture and goodness from the ground and small plants find it very hard to compete. Tall fescue is a perennial grass more tolerant of hot summer, poorly drained and saline conditions than perennial ryegrass. The elegant drooping flower heads, lovely for picking, change from gorgeous shimmery green to silky cream in autumn. trilliums Cool Season Grass. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Grown readily from Ruby Grass seeds, this spectacular ornamental grass is native to South Africa. Notes: Upright clump forming grass. Ruby Grass (Rhynchelytrum nerviglumis) - If you like showy ornamental grasses, this one is a great addition for your landscape. arisaemas Notes: Dark green clump forming grass. Very few weeds grow in the shade, especially with the thick mulch that builds up over time. helleborus – particularly x sternii and also foetidus (better than the more common orientalis in full shade) Best in moist partial shade. The Zamioculcas zamifolia is one of the easiest plants to grow. Also for damp shady ground are Gunnera prorepens and Fuchsia procumbens , a groundcover with exquisite miniature fuchsia flowers. Silky green flower panicles in spring. Width: 2-3 feet. 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. 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. vireya rhododendrons Imperata cylindrica 'Rubra' or Japanese blood grass is a colorful red, yellow, … The ZZ plant is on the slower side of growth, and are perfect for beginners or as gifts. As with the other grasses I have listed, this one is super drought tolerant, and holds itself very happily to all the weather elements. It is very slow to increase from the bulb (no doubt you could twin scale it) so it is normally done from seed. The foliage of both is large and lush. V150 - side slit container, volume 150cc. 35F - side slit container, volume 285cc This means that it stays greener in dry summer periods & tolerates higher temperatures. Soloman Seal – Polygonatum multiflorum ferns Rich maroon red foliage and darker mahogany flowers begin to bloom from June through to July. 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. For damp shade, any time of year is suitable as long as plants are watered during dry periods. Best in part shade. Bloom: Yellow/green, April-May, maturing to chestnut brown. Timothy. nikau palms (we planted the first ones, now they just seed down and we keep those which are not in the wrong places) They thrive in dark environments and require very little water to survive. Yellow to bronze fall color. 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. In New Zealand it is mainly sown in dry areas for its summer growth and good clover content. Choose a … It’s the one where something green will do the job nicely – that’s why it’s called “just grass”. dracophyllum latifolia Meri Kirihimete me te Hape Nū Ia! 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'. cordylines – both natives and some of the more tropical varieties. Ruby Grass has blue-green foliage that turns brown in the fall. veltheimias 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. orchids – cymbidiums, dendrobiums, calanthes Reseeds very heavily. mondo grass and lirope The Eversheen variety is a colourful year-round Carex. 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