Australian House & Garden

Tuft love

One of the best ways to use tufting plants is as edging, which helps reinforce the ‘bones’ of a garden’s design. They also provide interesting texture, contrasting well with round-leafed shrubs and bold, sculptural plants. Tufting plants look good when mass-planted in swathes, and most have the densely matted roots needed for stabilising slopes or holding back soil or mulch next to paths and pools.

DWARF AGAPANTHUS

Agapanthus varieties have evolved to include petite sizes, exciting colours and two-toned foliage. The new cultivars are

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