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.
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.
Kidney Weed is a native groundcover with dense spreading foliage of kidney shaped leaves. tiny green flowers in spring to early summer. Planting info: Useful as a groundcover, lawn substitute, between pavers and for shady spots in the garden. Well-drained soil in full or partial shade.
Tussock Grass is an ornamental perennial tufting grass to 80cm. Pale-green grass foliage topped with feathery green-beige flowers in summer. Planting info: Most soils in full sun, tolerant of dry, shaded or temporarily wet conditions. Ideal for damper situations and around a water feature. Attracts birds and butterflies.