Merri Creek Management Committee

Top Ten plants for a local indigenous gardenCommon bluebell small

Are you keen to have indigenous plants in your garden and to contribute to local biodiversity of the Merri?  Here are our top ten plants.  We've chosen them because of their:

  • attractive foliage, form and flower
  • ease of cultivation
  • adaptability to a wide range of conditions
  • size - none are too large or wide for a small garden
  • good value for attracting wildlife
  • ready cultivation by seed, cutting or division

The links below will open on individual plant profiles at the Indigenous Flora and Fauna Association website.

Lightwood

Acacia implexa

Small Tree

Berry Saltbush

Atriplex semibaccata

Groundcover

Slender Wallaby Grass

Rytidosperma racemosum

Grass for lawn or habitat

Sweet Bursaria

Bursaria spinosa

Small Tree or large shrub

Tall Everlasting

Chrysocephalum   semipapposum

Flower

Small-leaved Clematis

Clematis microphylla

Climber

Rock Correa

Correa glabra

Shrub

Kidney weed

Dichondra repens

Groundcover

Spiny-headed Mat-rush

Lomandra longifolia

Tussock

Native Bluebell

Wahlenbergia communis

Flower

 

Thanks to the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust for funding the Habitat Heroes project. The 'Top Ten' plants are our Habitat Heroes.

Merri Events Calendar

22 Jul 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Hand Weeding

22 Jul 2018;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Wildflower Walk & Weed - Friends of Merri Creek & Merri Murnong

29 Jul 2018;
10:00AM - 01:00PM
Yarra City Council National Tree Day Planting & BBQ

29 Jul 2018;
10:00AM - 12:30PM
Friends of Edgars Creek National Tree Day Planting

04 Aug 2018;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Friends of Merri Park Litter Clean-up

04 Aug 2018;
01:00PM - 03:00PM
Merri Murnong Adopt a wildflower