Craspedia is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family commonly known as Billy Buttons and woollyheads. They are native to Australia and New Zealand where they grow in a variety of habitats from sea level to the Alps. The genus is found in every state of Australia except the Northern Territory

Native Australian grassland plant- Craspedia, otherwise known as Billy Buttons

Native Everlasting Daisy Rhodanthe chlorocephala

Native Everlasting Daisy (Rhodanthe chlorocephala) Grows naturally in the south of Western Australia extending into South Australia.

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - I use it everywhere, with its bright green leaves and its sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

Native Violet, Viola hederaceae - bright green leaves and sweet mauve/purple flowers raised above the foliage. It will rapidly fill in bare areas of soil between stepping stones.

Australian natives in a cottage garden

Cut Leaf Daisy (Brachyscome) - Australian native, ideal ground cover, prolific flowering, many colours available

Australian Native Greenvale garden, Victoria, Australia

Small garden solutions

Viola betonicifolia There is more than one violet native to Australia. In fact there are 11 species, but we hardly ever hear about most of them.

Viola betonicifolia There is more than one violet native to Australia. In fact there are 11 species, but we hardly ever hear about most of them.

Dichelachne crinita (native) Description: A slender tufted perennial grass 60cm-100cm tall. Spectacular long silvery-pink plumes in Spring. Position: Can handle heavy sandy soils. In general most soil types. Performs best in full sun. Uses: Excellent for mass planting, borders, rockeries and feature plants. Care: Trim flower heads and plant back to approximately 10cm after flowering, usually early Summer. For best results trim again in April/May. Grows to a height of 60-100cm.

Dichelachne crinita (native) Description: A slender tufted perennial grass 60cm-100cm tall. Spectacular long silvery-pink plumes in Spring. Position: Can handle heavy sandy soils. In general most soil types. Performs best in full sun. Uses: Excellent for mass planting, borders, rockeries and feature plants. Care: Trim flower heads and plant back to approximately 10cm after flowering, usually early Summer. For best results trim again in April/May. Grows to a height of 60-100cm.

Mildura Living Magazine Spring Edition - Tony Langdon, an incredibly humble and unassuming man was featured in the Gardens section as he owns the Mildura Native Nursery. Many years ago we bought established trees from his nursery and were so impressed with his knowledge of plants and what would work best in the region of Mildura. It’s a lovely place just to visit as it’s like being in the bush.

The Spring Edition of Mildura Living Magazine - Your Mildura

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