Melaleuca nesophila Showy Honey Myrtle is an evergreen tall shrub with papery bark. Oval grey-green leaves and mauve-pink flowers in spring and summer. Planting info: Most soils, tolerating dryness, lime, salt soil and smog. Frost tender.
Swamp Billy Buttons are a tufted perennial herb. Yellow globular heads on stalks, 15-40cm long, appear in spring. Planting info: Moist to boggy soils in full sun. Great in a wetland or near a dam edge.
Flax Lily is 1.2m high. Clusters of nodding star-shaped, bright blue flowers in spring and summer are followed by deep blue berries. Good for basket weaving. Planting info: Well-drained soil, in full sun or part shade. Frost resistant. Very hardy.