Native Thyme is a compact native shrub to 1.5m high. Toothed leaves have a strong aroma when crushed. Mauve flowers in spring. Edible and Medicinal. Planting info: Full sun to part shade in most soils in a sheltered position. Lightly prune after flowering to maintain compact habit.
New Zealand Spinach is a prostate perennial to 20cm grown for its fleshy leaves which can be cooked and eaten. Small yellow flowers in spring. Planting info: Tolerates coastal conditions with adequate soil moisture. Very hardy and frost tolerant. Sun / Part shade.
Muntries are a hardy, low growing shrub, to 50cm high x 1-5m spread. Dense fluffy white flowers in spring are followed by edible berries which have an apple-like flavour. Planting info: Well-drained soil, suiting both coastal and inland areas. Full sun or part shade. Drought tolerant. Prune to manage spread.
Sea Parsley is a peppery tasting plant that grows up to about 25-30cm high spreading out to 1m wide. Sea Parsley can handle hot conditions right through to cold weather. Planting info: Pick a spot in full sun to part shade with well-drained soil.