Plants of Tasmania Nursery

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Plant list by botanical name - I

Click on the species name to get further information and pictures of the plant.

The prices shown are for plants in tubes and 140 mm pots. Larger sizes are available for many species.

The Garden Hardiness (G) and Pot Suitability (P) ratings refer to the reliability and suitability of plants to being grown in the garden and pots. For more information, click here.

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Species Name Common Name Description Price
Imperata cylindrica Blady Grass Rhizomatic grass with upright blade-like leaves. Creamy spikes of flowers after fires or disturbance. Very hardy, including coastal areas. Full sun. Images $4.95
Indigofera  australis Native Indigo An open branched shrub to 1.2m, with striking purple pea flowers in late spring. Best in a well drained site. Images G3-7, P2-5. $3.25
Isolepis nodosa See Ficinia nodosa    
Isophysis tasmanica Tasmanian Purple-star  Also called Hewardia. Endemic to alpine south & west Tasmania. This native iris has star-shaped flowers, usually of deepest purple, on stems to 15cm. Hard to grow and slow. Best in a cool, moist, well drained, well-composted site or pot.  Images G1-5, P4-7.


Isopogon ceratophyllus Horny Cone Bush Prickly shrub to 60cm. Interesting foliage and yellow cone shaped flowers in late spring or summer. From Flinders Island. Temperamental in the garden. Best in a pot (with half fertiliser), or a very well drained site with no extra fertiliser. Rarely available. Images Further information. G1-7, P3-8. $6.95
Isotoma fluviatalis Swamp Isotome A suckering groundcover for moist to wet areas. Blue flowers in late spring or summer. Take care when dividing this species as the milky sap can irritate the eyes or skin. Images G3-8, P4-8. $4.95


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