Native grasses for Australian gardens
Native grasses for Australian gardens

By Nola Parry and Jocelyn Jones


Published in 2007 by Reed New Holland, colour, soft cover with plastic jacket, 160 pages


Price $24.95 plus $A13.50 postage within Australia [up to 3 kg], overseas postage please request a quote


ISBN 9781877069420

This guide includes:


An explanation of what a native grass is.

An A-Z of native grasses and grass-like plants, providing a description, an indication of what plants the grass will combine well with, plant care and flowering period.

Selection guides to help you choose plants for a particular location.

Characteristics and uses for native grasses in your garden.


About the authors

Jocelyn Jones is a landscape architect who has been involved with native plants for many years. She specialises in photography of native plants and also teaches horticulture at TAFE.

Nola Parry has been in the native plant industry for most of her life. She has been involved in propagation, wholesale, retail, floral design and promotion of native plants and owns a specialist native plant nursery on the Central Coast of New South Wales.


Table of contents



Chapter 1. What is a native grass?

Chapter 2. Characteristics of native grasses

Chapter 3. Using native grasses in the garden

Chapter 4. Native grasses A-Z [pages 54-135]

Chapter 5. Selection guides

Further reading

Plant Breeders’ Rights Plants Schedule