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  Plants for Frogs Collection

Plants for Frogs Collection No 1.

Yellow Marsh Flower - Villarsia reniformis

Running mat 0.2-0.4m.
Evergreen. Can form large rafts.
Growth rate extremely fast.
Wetland plant for ponds, dams etc.
Needs wet feet.
Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy.
Will recover from prolonged dry.
Flowers in spring & summer.
Very ornamental foliage & flower heads.
Suit ponds & dams.
Frog habitat.

Swamp Club Sedge - Isolepis inundata

Slender tufted perennial sedge 5-50cm.
Growth rate fast.
Wetland plant or shaded damp conditions.
Full sun to part shade. Frost hardy.
Good for waste water systems.
Tolerates saline and acidic soils.
Frog habitat.

Tassel Sedge - Carex fascicularis

Erect clump forming perennial sedge.
Evergreen 0.5-1.0m.
Growth rate extremely fast.
Use for wetland plant for ponds, dams etc.
Any soils especially very wet.
Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy.
Will recover from prolonged dry.
Flowers spring & summer.
Very ornamental foliage & flower heads.
Suit ponds & dams. Useful cut flower.
Good for waste water systems.
Frog habitat.

Kidney Plant - Dichondra repens

Prostrate native ground cover.
Perennial 1-2 cm in height.
Growth rate very fast.
Use for ferneries, living mulch, lawn substitute.
And between paving stones.
Any soils except heavy clay.
Part shade to very heavy shade.
Extremely frost hardy.
Drought tolerant but looks better with watering.
Very good weed suppressant.
Great between rocks in rockeries.
Ideal lawn substitute & will take light foot traffic.
Frog habitat.

 

Plants for Frogs Collection No 2.

Trigger Plant - Stylidium graminifolium

Evergreen rosette to 60cm.
Growth rate moderate.
Use for pots, rockeries, borders, mass plantings.
Any soils except very wet.
Best in part shade. Very frost hardy.
Very drought tolerant but may die back.
Extremely wind firm.
Flowers in spring to late summer.
Remove spent flower heads.
Insect attracting. Good coastal species.
Frog habitat.

Knobby Club Rush - Ficinia nodosa

Rounded clump forming sedge.
Evergreen 0.5-0.8 m
Growth rate fast.
Use for pond surrounds, drains, borders,
pots and mass plantings.
Any soils - wet or dry.
Full sun to part shade.
Very frost hardy.
Will recover from prolonged dry.
Flowers in spring & summer.
Cut back to ground level every couple
of years.
Very ornamental foliage & flower heads.
Frog habitat.

Curly Top Sedge - Carex tasmanica

Erect clump forming perennial sedge.
Evergreen 0.4 m
Growth rate extremely fast.
Use for wetland plant for ponds, dams etc.
Any soils especially very wet.
Full sun to part shade. Very frost hardy.
Will recover from prolonged dry.
Flowers in spring & summer.
Very ornamental foliage with curled leaf tips.
Tasmanian threatened species.
Fantastic wetland habitat plant.
Good for waste water treatment systems.
Frog habitat.

Blue Flax Lily - Dianella tasmanica

Clump forming sedge.
Evergreen 0.5-1.0 m.
Growth rate fast.
Use for mass plantings, rockeries, pots, ponds.
Most soils including poorly drained.
Full sun to heavy shade. Very frost hardy.
Survives dry spells but looks sad.
Flowers in spring & summer.
Can be slashed periodically to rejuvenate.
Bird attracting.
Sprays of delicate blue flowers.
Highly ornamental blue berries.
Frog habitat.