STRAP LEAFED PLANTS
including some of the 
New Designer Grasses 

From design edge

 at Aspley Nursery

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Carex oshimensis     Dianella Streetscape    Dianella Tiny Titan  Lomandra Blue Ridge  Lomandra Crackerjack    Lomandra Kiera       Lomandra Tilga   Lomandra longifolia    Lomandra Hystrix    Lomandra Verday

This range of Lomandra both new and old allows the designer to create texture and colour with plants that are suited to our environment. the plants in the photo below are 300mm and 200mm specimens grown in the nursery, we have found that the 300mm are excellent for making a bold statement in the landscape  The plants in this photo are Lomandra Crackerjack, Verday, Kiera, and Tilga with a Lomandra Hystrix for comparison.

 

Lomandra Tilga 

Lomandra Tilga ™

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This is one of the most exciting new intermediate Lomandra. It features a fine leafed, deep green foliage that fits in perfectly between Lomandra hystrix and Lomandra Kiera tm. It is very hardy and has thrived through our Spring and wet summer. This suits mass planting in median strips or can be used as a textural filler in the landscape

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Lomandra Crackerjack Merlom Ruby pbr

Lomandra Crackerjack ™

Lomandra Crackerjack ™ Lomandra Crackerjack ™

A fine leafed Lomandra with a distinct grey foliage. Crackerjack Tm will grow in full sun or light semi shade and is excellent for creating textural highlights in a landscape. We have been trialing this Lomandra for over a year in the nursery and in the landscape with excellent results 

 

Lomandra Kiera pbr

Lomandra Kiera

Lomandra Kiera  

This is a form of Lomandra confertifolia which has a naturally bright green foliage. This makes it perfect for a green border or as a filler in a native or tropical garden. Kiera grows well in full sun but will also grow well in part shade.

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Lomandra hystrix

Lomandra hysterix

lomandra hystrix  

Lomandra hystrix is one of the original species that have been used in Queensland landscapes with remarkable success for years.  It has a shiny deep green leaf that cascades from about 1m. They grow in creek beds where they are frequently covered in flood water but are also quite happy in drier areas. L. hystrix has a distict trident end to the leaf.  In larger areas they can be used in conjunction with Lomandra Tilga and Lomandra Crackerjack to create swathes of different texture. 

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Lomandra longifolia

lomandra longifolia

Lomandra longifolia

Lomandra longifolia is also one of the species that have been commonly used in landscape for years. It has a lighter green foliage, it lies moisture in the soil for growth and can tolerate flooding but will survive quite happily in dry conditions.

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Lomandra Verdaypbr

Lomandra verday

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Lomandra Verdah is a new variety of Lomandra that we have been trialing, It has a finer leaf then L. hystrix and L. longifolia and grows smaller. The flowers are small and held in close to the base of the plant and it is not as dense as L. Tilga. I think it will prove to be a hardy addition to the Lomandra that are suitable for Queensland. [photo of median courtesy of Ramm Horticulture]

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Dianella Streetscape Proquest D1 pbr

Dianella Streetscape

Dianella Streetscape Dianella Streetscape
A fast growing dense Dianella that can be used to create a border in a native or rainforest garden. The established plants in the photos were planted from 125mm pots about 3 months before the photos were taken. [I took these photos with a mobile phone after stopping in amazement at the masses of colour evident in these gardens I had designed! Noel]

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Dianella Tiny Titan

 
Dianella Tiny Titan

Dianella caerulea Tiny Titan
Tiny Titan is a new dwarf form of Dianella caerulea that has been selected from a plant found in Queensland. It is a true dwarf, growing only150 mm high with small blue flowers. I have had trail plants in pots for most of 2013 and they have proven to be very hardy compact and have grown through the very hot weather over Christmas without a problem. This is the type of tough native plant that could be used to replace Mondo Grass where a native plant is required. The photo below is a plant that is about 6 months old.

 

Carex oshimensis 

This range of Carex are very hardy and have been trialed from Cairns to Melbourne with equal success. They all grow about 400mm and need to be planted at about 400mm spacing. They have proven hardy in sun or bright shade and will handle moist or very dry situations. Our experience in the nursery and in the landscape have confirmed these results so we believe these will prove to be a suitable alternative to Liriope and  Ophiopogon intermedians Stripey White.

Everoro

 

Carex everoro

Carex everoro

Carex Everoro is a very hardy strap leafed plant with bright green and gold striped foliage it will grow eventually to about 400mm and is hardy in sun or shade , wet or dry conditions. It will form a dense low growing matt on in the landscape and is suitable over a range of styles 

Everest

 

Carex everest

Carex everest

Carex Everest has silver white stripes on dark green foliage and is very hardy in sun or shade in moist or very dry situations. 

 

23/03/2016