Grasses & Tussocks

New Zealand native grasses and tussocks are an iconic part of our landscape, and  are a very versatile, and no-fuss way to create a stunning native landscape.  Useful and low maintenance makes them great to sort out large scale plantings such as farm driveways, bunds, commercial landscaping and mass plantings to complement modern architecture.

poa cita - silver tussock

There is a native grass or tussock to suit every situation.  Whether you are looking for large or small, green or bronze, wet or dry tolerant, because NZ grasses and tussocks grow everywhere there will definitely be something for you.   Plant out banks, borders, narrow gardens, driveways and berms.

Some particular varieties have risen to superstar status in the landscaping world, for a good reason.     These very popular grasses and tussocks include: Red Tussock (Chionochloa Rubra), Silver tussock (Poa Cita), Golden Tussock (Carex Testacea), Dwarf Toe Toe (Chionochloa Flavicans), Wind Grass (Anemanthle lessoniana).     We do try to have these in stock but they are so popular that this is often difficult.  As a result they can often be difficult to get, and thus quite expensive.  Often going for a less known variety can be just as satisfying and a lot kinder on the budget.  

The simplicity of mass planting grasses and tussocks is one of the reasons they are so popular.  Plantings look best when kept simple with just one or two varieties.  The appeal comes from the masses of the same plant, making it very easy to design your beautiful landscape.

Southland grown for tough, hardy grasses & tussocks.

Suitable Locations: Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Hawke's Bay, Taranaki, Manawatū-Whanganui, Wellington, Tasman, Nelson Region, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland