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.
Coastal Wattle has masses of yellow rod flowers in spring. Dense shrub or small tree to 5m high. Planting info: Well-drained moist to dry soil in full sun. Good screen and erosion control. Ideal coastal plant. Seed can be roasted and is said to have a nutty chocolatey flavour.
Native Violet is a herbaceous ground cover, spreading by layering stems. Bright green kidney-shaped leaves. Purple and white flowers appear singly on stems about 150mm high, throughout the warmer parts of the year. Single plants can spread to cover very large areas, particularly in moist positions. Planting info: Prefers moist…
Ruby Saltbush produces edible yellow or red berries, can be eaten raw or soaked in water to make a tea. Ruby Saltbush grows about 2mm in diameter and spreads outward with a height of 1m. Planting info: Coastal and inland. Full sun or part shade. Well drained soil.