Baby Sun Rose (Aptenia cordifolia)

Succulent ground cover with low (to 5cm), spreading stems and heart-shaped leaves.  Small, pink or red daisy-like summer flowers.

Spiny Mat Rush (Lomandra spp.)

With its clumps of grass-like foliage, lomandra’s tough constitution has made it a favourite roadside planting.

Prostrate Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis)

This toughie has the bonus of flavoursome leaves that can be harvested for culinary uses.

Swan River Daisy (Brachyscome spp.)

There are annual and perennial species of this hardy genus.  Plant breeders are expanding the availability of flower colours beyond the common mauve-blue.

Creeping Boobialla (Myoporum parvifolium)

Prostrate spreader with semi-succulent leaves and small, white summer flowers.


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