“The natives are restless!” – quite the opposite is true – the natives are actually very restful with soothing shades of green, grey, red, yellow, and everything in between. The old concept of natives being a mass of green is behind the times, and by planting contrasting colours and using the wide range of foliage types you’ll create an interesting background or screen. Lots of the natives have been hybridised to give us improved forms and better performers – “Go native!”
This striking, silver coloured flax-like plant is perfect for providing contrast in the garden amongst other leafy and textured plants.
This is a neat, pale creamy green grass that holds its colour, form and texture all year round.
The bright yellow foliage of this grass forms neat, compact mounds which quickly cover large, open areas.
This plant is a popular choice with gardeners as the two-toned, dark green and pale cream leaves add interest to wherever it is planted.
If you love autumnal tones and colours, then look to this neat and tidy shrub to add some welcome colour with its rich red and plum coloured foliage that is edged in cream.
This mounding and graceful looking shrub has strappy, bright red foliage which cascades from a central point.
Packed with personality and vibrant colour, this mounding cabbage tree has all year round appeal with its arching intensely rich red foliage.
This hardy, compact, native shrub has rich, toffee coloured leaves that are splashed with silver tones.
This evergreen shrub is hardy, good looking and robust to a variety of situations.
This versatile and popular evergreen has bright, shiny, mint green leaves that appeal all year round.
The glossy, lime green leaves shine in and contrast well against the dark red stems from which they appear.
This upright Hebe has large, glossy, plum and ebony coloured leaves all year round, when wet, they glisten.
This low growing native covers the ground with ease.
This Hebe is as neat as a pin, with its compact, tight as a drum habit, it forms neat, formal looking domes of bright green foliage.
This low growing, mounding shrub is a good option to cover the ground in garden borders.
This plant is a bit of an exhibitionist all year round with its eye-catching cream, green and red foliage.
This compact native forms neat, low growing mounds of fresh green, in summer crisp, white flowers cover the plant adding to its charm.
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