Monthly Archives: December 2014

Top 10 Rain Garden Plants for South Australia

Top 10 Rain Garden Plants for South Australia

A recent study has shown that the following type of plants are suitable for rain gardens. For more information, see www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html.

Purple Lea® Pennisetum - Ozbreed

Shara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; partially wet or dry

Katie Belles™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHBYF’ PBR
Full sized Lomandra hystrix; mass flowering

Southern Cascade™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHWP’ PBR
Lomandra hystrix with weeping foliage

Nafray® Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA300PBR
Compact, clumping native grass

Pennstripe™ Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PAV300’ PBR
Variegated, compact clumping grass

Purple Lea® Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA400’ PBR
Showy, clumping plant; purple flowers

Feather Top™ Baloskion tetraphyllum
Clumping perennial herb

Twizzler™ Lepironia articulata ‘LA20’ PBR
Twisted, glaucous reed-like foliage

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Compact ball shape; partially wet or dry

Just Right® Liriope muscari ‘LIRJ’ PBR
Evergreen, clean growing Liriope

Top 10 Salt Tolerant Plants for South Australia

These salt tolerant plants were chosen for South Australia based on research or common knowledge. For more information and the full paper, see www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html.

Cosmic Pink™ Raphiolepis indica

 

Nyalla® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM400’ PBR
Semi-compact blue- grey fine leaf

Cosmic White™ Raphiolepis indica ‘RAPH01’ PBR
Tough Raphiolepis; large white flowers

Cosmic Pink™ Raphiolepis indica ‘RAPH02’ PBR
Tough Raphiolepis; large pink flowers

Ozbreed Aussie Box® Westringia ‘WES02’ PBR
Native box hedge; tight, compact growth

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Compact ball shape; partially wet or dry

Mundi™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES05’ PBR
Ground cover, small white flowers

Naringa™ Westringia ‘WES01’ PBR
Fast establishing, hedging Westringia

Blue Gem™ Westringia ‘WES03’ PBR
Shrubby Westringia; masses of flowers

Cassa Blue® Dianella caerulea ‘DBB03’ PBR
Clumping, compact rich blue foliage

Little Jess™ Dianella caerulea ‘DCMP01’ PBR
Compact, dwarf Flax Lily

 

 

Top 5 Screening Plants for South Australia

These trees and shrubs are excellent in South Australia for creating privacy.

Dense Fence™ Viburnum Slim™ Callistemon viminalis ‘CV01’ PBR
Narrow, slimline growth habit

Sublime™ Acmena smithii ‘DOW30’ PBR
Mid-sized Acmena tree; lime green new growth foliage

Red Head™ Acmena smithii ‘BWNRED’ PBR
Psyllid resistant tree with dense foliage

Pinnacle™ Syzygium australe ‘AATS’ PBR
Neat, narrow Lily Pilly

Dense Fence™ Viburnum odoratissimum ‘VOC1’ PBR
Dense screen; subtle red new growth

 

 

 

Top 10 Erosion Control Plants for South Australia

From the research paper Quantifying the Strengthening of Soil By Commonly Used Landscape Plants. See http://www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html for more information, including the full paper.

Breeze® Dianella

King Alfred® Dianella caerulea ‘JOHN316’ PBR
Dense, compact blue- green foliage

Nafray® Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘PA300’ PBR
Compact, clumping native grass

Katrinus Deluxe Lomandra longifolia ‘Katrinus Deluxe’ PBR
Improved semi- compact fine leaf form

Nyalla® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM400’ PBR
Semi-compact blue- grey fine leaf

Breeze® Dianella caerulea ‘DCNC0’ PBR
‘No cane’ Dianella caerulea

Katie Belles™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHBYF’ PBR
Full sized Lomandra hystrix; mass flowering

Shara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; partially wet or dry

Southern Cascade™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHWP’ PBR
Lomandra hystrix with weeping foliage

Lucia™ Dianella caerulea ‘DC101’ PBR
Low growing, spreading Dianella

Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR
Improved, compact, fine leaf form

Top 10 Greenroof Plants for South Australia

These Top 10 Greenroof Plants for South Australia were selected based on research from the University of Western Sydney and a USA Texas study. See www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html for more information, including the full paper.

Nyalla LomandraShara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; partially wet or dry

Mundi™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES05’ PBR
Ground cover, small white flowers

Yareena™ Myoporum parvifolium ‘PARV01’ PBR
Crisp, clean, longer lived Myoporum

Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR
Improved, compact, fine leaf form

Double Gold™ Gazania hybrid ‘GT20’ PBR
Spreading ground cover; more flowers

Green John™ Callistemon viminalis ‘LJ23’ PBR
Compact Callistemon with green foliage

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Compact ball shaped plant; part wet or dry

Mingo Themeda australis ‘Mingo’ PBR
Blue prostrate form of Kangaroo Grass

Lucia™ Dianella caerulea ‘DC101’ PBR
Low growing, spreading Dianella

Nyalla® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM400’ PBR
Semi-compact blue- grey fine leaf

Top 10 Fire Retardant Plants for South Australia

The top 10 fire retardant plants for South Australia in this list are based on scientific evidence and suggestions from various articles.

See http://www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html for more information.

Please note: Any plant can burn when exposed to enough flames and heat, it is just that some are less likely, or may take longer to ignite. For this reason you cannot rely on plant selection alone to stop bush fires, but it makes sense to use plants that generally delay in their ignition.

Gold Velvet Anigozanthos - OzbreedTanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR
Improved, compact, fine leaf form

Nyalla® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM400’ PBR
Semi-compact blue- grey fine leaf

Katrinus Deluxe Lomandra longifolia ‘Katrinus Deluxe’ PBR
Improved semi- compact fine leaf form

Gold Velvet Anigozanthos hybrid ‘Gold Velvet’ PBR
Mid-sized Kangaroo Paw; yellow flowers

Amber Velvet Anigozanthos hybrid ‘Amber Velvet’ PBR
Mid-sized Kangaroo Paw; red/yellow flower

Regal Velvet Anigozanthos hybrid ‘Regal Velvet’ PBR
Mid-sized Kangaroo Paw; red/green flower

Ruby Velvet™ Anigozanthos hybrid
Mid-sized Kangaroo Paw; red flowers

Free Fall™ Casuarina glauca prostrate ‘CAS01’ PBR
Wide spreading ground cover

Queen Mum™ Agapanthus orientalis ‘PMN06’ PBR
Large white and blue dual coloured flowers

Cloudy Days Agapanthus orientalis ‘Cloudy Days’ PBR
Mid-sized; dual coloured flowers

 

Top 10 Greenwall Plants for South Australia

We recommend using these plants for greenwalls in South Australia based on trials. See the research on our website for more information and tips for a successful greenwall: www.ozbreed.com.au/plant-turf-research.html.

Top 10 Greenwall Plants for South Australia

Shara™ Lomandra fluviatilis ‘ABU7’ PBR
Fine leaf, compact; partially wet or dry

Tanika® Lomandra longifolia ‘LM300’ PBR
Improved, compact, fine leaf form

Southern Cascade™ Lomandra hystrix ‘LHWP’ PBR
Lomandra hystrix with weeping foliage

Grey Box™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES04’ PBR
Compact ball shape; partially wet or dry

Mundi™ Westringia fruticosa ‘WES05’ PBR
Ground cover, small white flowers

Just Right® Liriope muscari ‘LIRJ’ PBR
Evergreen, clean growing Liriope

Amethyst™ Liriope muscari ‘LIRTP’ PBR
Compact foliage, deep purple flowers

Silverstar™ Liriope muscari ‘LIRSS’ PBR
Low growing, variegated; looks silver from a distance

Obsession™ Nandina domestica ‘SEIKA’ PBR
Red dwarf Nandina; red foliage 9 months of the year

Little Ruby™ Alternanthera dentata ‘LRU30’ PBR
Compact, spreading ground cover with deep burgundy foliage