Ground cover

African club moss

African club moss

A small, fern groundcover with long, fine roots and creeping, slender, irregularly 'stems'.

Aluminium plant

Aluminium plant

Grows rapidly to cover large areas of ground with a thick mat of hairy, silvery-grey patched leaves. 

Bushy asparagus

Bushy asparagus

A dense scrambler with small pinkish-white flowers (October to March), red berries, long prickly stems, and sharp spiny scales.

Houttuynia

Houttuynia

Heart shaped leaves that are variegated cream, green, bronze, and scarlet.

Snow poppy

Snow poppy

A low growing, ground cover. Has leaves with scalloped edges that are leathery to the touch.

Tradescantia

Tradescantia

Originally from south-east Brazil and Argentina, it will grow almost anywhere, making it very invasive.

Variegated thistle

Variegated thistle

Large purple flowers (November to January) are surrounded by spines.