Pennisetum alopecuroides PURPLE LEA® 'PA400' ; a clumping growth habit with arching leaves,  80 - 90cm high x 80 - 90cm wide; grows in full sun to part shade,  suits sandy to heavy clay soils, tolerates frost and drought. Attracts native birds. Low seed viability so not a great risk of escaping to local bushland

Purple Lea® Pennisetum is an Australian native with showy purple flower heads, has low seed viability so is safe near bushland

Australian Native Grass Species Naturally:  Lomandra Cylindrica Lime Cascade

Lomandra Affinis Cylindrica Lime Cascade Wave ime Cascade is tolerant of drought and frost and prefers well drained soil in a sunny to partly shaded position.

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Shown: Leucadendron 'Winter Red' and kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos); By Debora Carl Landscape Design. Love the kangaroo paws!

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I love the Australian native plants used in this fabulous landscaping around a beach house. Bring on the natives I say. Who needs grass!

Lomandra hystrix Katie Belles™ ; flowers from September to November, sometimes repeat flowering in autumn;  cut back to 30cm above the ground approx. every 3 years Size: 1.5m - 1.8m high x 1.2m - 1.5m wide. Uses: Mass planting for wet and dry landscapes, the edge of watercourses, drainage channels,  or specimen planting. Position: Full sun to part shade. Tolerates drought, cold, and coast. Best suited to moist soils.

KATIE BELLES™ Lomandra is a rain garden plant with masses of fragrant flowers

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