Borders ideas, Perennial combinations, Russian Sage, Shrubby Veronica, golden oats... possible border combination if adapted to zone 5

Hedge/Border idea, Plant combination of Perovskia Atriplicifolia (Russian Sage), Stipa Gigantea (Golden Oats), Hebe Rakaiensis (Shrubby Veronica).

Native to New Zealand, the spiky amber stems of Libertia make a dramatic and unexpected statement in your urban garden. Fragrant white blossoms, which appear in the spring, only add to the allure of this unusual plant. Seeds are available at Plant World Seeds for $3 per packet. {gardenista}

10 Easy Pieces: Tough Perennials for City Gardens

Libertia peregrinans, or new Zealand iris, with spiky amber stems makes a dramatic and unexpected statement. Fragrant white blossoms, which appear in the spring, add to the allure of this unusual plant.

pittosporum tenuifolium silver sheen

pittosporum tenuifolium silver sheen --- 12 to 16 feet. available in 15 gallon container *LARGE SCREEN

The feathery New Zealand cascading grass Anemanthele lessoniana is very light and weightless, with reddish tones from mid-summer on.These grasses are fairly short-lived, but modestly generous with their seedlings. The grasses themselves look beautiful for three or four years. Then it's usually time to dig out and replace.

The feathery New Zealand cascading grass Anemanthele lessoniana is very light…

Manuka is found throughout New Zealand and probably is one the most common species in New Zealand from wetland, coastal and lowland forest. (Bees pollenate the Manuka Tree to make Manuka Honey) http://homeguides.sfgate.com/grow-manuka-tree-35690.html

Leptospermum scoparium - Manuka in flower (October). Tolerates dry or wet but needs light.

Toetoes (Cortaderias), the New Zealand pampas grasses

High on the list of New Zealand native plants which are taken for granted are the Toetoes (Cortaderias), the New Zealand pampas grasses.

Dwarf New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax), evergreen perennial, clumping to 6 ft. in height, deep burgundy, PLANT under tree fern

Dwarf New Zealand Flax

Dwarf New Zealand Flax (Phormium tenax), evergreen perennial, clumping to 6 ft. in height, deep burgundy, PLANT under tree fern

FUCHSIA	procumbens	- Creeping Fuchsia A beautiful prostrate New Zealand native with soft mid green, heart shaped leaves and small tubular yellow flowers followed by showy red berries which last through autumn. Perfect for rock gardens, trailing over walls or planting under trees. Coastal hardy and will take sandy or gravelly soils; prefers well draining soils in winter and a shady spot. Vigorous growing.  Evergreen - 15cm x 90cm

FUCHSIA procumbens - Creeping Fuchsia A beautiful prostrate New Zealand native with soft mid green, heart shaped leaves and small tubular yellow flowers followed by showy red berries which last through autumn. Perfect for rock gardens, trailing over walls or planting under trees. Coastal hardy and will take sandy or gravelly soils; prefers well draining soils in winter and a shady spot. Vigorous growing. Evergreen - 15cm x 90cm

Plants native to New Zealand Dianella, Tetragonia tetragonoides, Clematis, Muehlenbeckia, Macropiper, Rhopalostylis, Euphorbia, Pimelea, Coprosma

Plants native to New Zealand Dianella, Tetragonia tetragonoides, Clematis…

Hebe Rakaiensis,  Shrubby Veronica, Rakai Hebe, Evergreen Shrub, Small Shrub, Dwarf Shrub, Golden Dome Hebe

Hebe Rakaiensis, Shrubby Veronica, Rakai Hebe, Evergreen Shrub, Small Shrub, Dwarf Shrub, Golden Dome Hebe

New Zealand plants: Libertia grandiflora a photographic collection of popular nz plants for uk gardens!

New Zealand plants for UK gardens - in pictures

New Zealand plants: Libertia grandiflora a photographic collection of popular nz plants for uk gardens!

Cordyline australis

New Zealand cabbage tree photos, ti kouka. Growing at Dunedin Botanic Gardens, New Zealand.

Libertia peregrinans

Libertia peregrinans

Libertia peregrinans, 'NZ iris'

Libertia peregrinans, 'NZ iris'

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