5 of our favourite creeping groundcovers for Brisbane gardens
Whether you’re looking for the perfect groundcover to grow between steppers, under a tree, or fill in a blank spot in the garden, we’ve complied a list of some of our favourite groundcovers suitable for Brisbane gardens.
1. Myoporum parvifolium ‘Creeping Boobialla’ (Purple leaf form)
Myoporum parvifolium is a native low groundcover that spreads outwards of up to 2m. It forms a thick mat of fine foliage with purple flowers during spring through to autumn. Excellent as a spreading groundcover, this hardy native likes to grow in a sunny position.
2. Dichondra argentea ‘Silver Falls’
Dichondra argentea is a low, silvery green groundcover made up of small, fan shaped leaves. It is widely used as a cascading groundcover, hence the name ‘Silver Falls’. It’s sprawling and cascading nature makes it ideas for borders on walls, sloped banks and between pavers. It grows well in pots as a decorative cascading feature. A hardy groundcover, it will grow in part shade to full sun.
3. Casuarina glauca ‘Cousin It’
Casuarina glauca, also known as Cousin It due to its shape, is a shaggy evergreen groundcover with fine ‘hairy’ strands that cascade and spread up to 1m long. This low maintenance plant can be used as a low groundcover, feature plant in rockeries, planted in hanging baskets, or cascading out of pots or over walls. Cousin It thrives best when planted in well drained soil in a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden.
4. Dichondra repens ‘Kidney Weed’
Dichondra repens, also known as Kidney Weed, is a low dense groundcover that can tolerate light foot traffic, so is perfect for use between steppers, paths or as a lawn alternative. It grows best in part shade to filtered light, ensuring protection from the afternoon sun. With low maintenance, it is perfect for sloped gardens, and other inaccessible positions.
5. Grevillea ‘Poorinda Royal Mantle’
Grevillea Royal Mantle is an Australian native groundcover which produces a striking red toothbrush flower during winter to late spring. It’s flower attracts native wildlife, bees, nectar-eating birds and butterflies. Growing up to 6m long, it’s widely used as a low groundcover in large landscaping areas or as a cascading wall covering. This tough native groundcover will thrive in most gardens and will tolerate drought and frost. It prefers a full sun to part shade position with well-drained soil.