BCC Recommended plants

Verge Garden Guidelines

Recommended Planting List

Further advice on plant species can be found in Council’s Green Gardening Guide available on Council’s website.

Please note: Trees or tall shrubs must not be planted in verge gardens. Any plants chosen for use in verge gardens must be groundcovers or low growing species. Select species that will not impede verge users or obstruct the visibility of motorists using the road and entering or exiting a residential driveway.

If you would like a street tree, please contact Council on 3403 8888.


Common name Species name
Rough Maidenhair Fern Adiantum hispidulum
Silver Artemisia Artemisia ludoviciana ‘Alba’
Queen’s Tears Billbergia nutans
Pineapple Lily Billbergia pyramidalis
Cut-Leafed Daisy Brachyscome multifida
Forest daisies Brachyscome angustifolia cultivars
Cat’s Tail Lily Bulbine frutescens
Pigface Carpobrotus glaucescens
Grape Ivy Cissus alata ‘Ellen Danica’
Barbed Wire Grass Cymbopogon refractus
Rabbits Foot Fern Davallia feejeensis
Prickly Rasp Fern Doodia aspera
Amazon Lily Eucharis amazonica
Diamond Forest Euphorbia hypericifolia ‘Diamond Frost’
Gerbera Daisy Gerbera jamesonii
Star Goodenia Goodenia rotundifolia
Bronze Rambler Grevillea ‘Bronze Rambler’
Gin Gin Gem Grevillea ‘Gin Gin Gem’
Royal Mantle Grevillea ‘Poorinda Royal Mantle’
Day Lily Hemerocallis cultivars
Hippeastrum Hippeastrum cultivars
Shore Juniper Juniperus conferta
Flaming Katy Kalanchoe blossfeldiana
Leopard Lily Ledebouria petiolata
Evergreen Giant Liriope muscari ‘Evergreen Giant’
Dwarf Mat Rush Lomandra confertifolia
Ulla Dulla Beacon Melaleuca ‘Ulla Dulla Beacon’
Kangaroo Fern Microsorum diversifolium
Groundcover Myoporum Myoporum parvifolium
Giant Mondo Grass Ophiopogon jaburan
Bower Vine Pandorea jasminoides
Bear’s Foot Fern Phlebodium aureum
Dogbane Plectranthus neochilus
Large Tussock Grass Poa labillardieri (local progeny)
Portea Bromeliad Portea petropolitana var. extensa
Brisbane Lily Proiphys cunninghamii
Fairy Fan-Flower Scaevola aemula
Star Jasmine Trachelospermum jasminoides ‘Tricolor’
Fragrant Society Garlic Tulbaghia simmleri
Native Violet Viola banksii



Common name Species name
Bush Candles Banksia  ‘Bush Candles’
Pygmy Possum Banksia ‘Pygmy Possum’
Hairy Guinea Flower Hibbertia vestita
Showy Sauropus Sauropus albiflorus
Tiny Trev Syzygium australe ‘Tiny Trev’
Midyim Berry Austromyrtus dulcis



Common name Species name
Cape York Tumeric Curcuma australasica
Midyim Copper Tops Austromyrtus dulcis x tenuifolia ‘Copper Tops’
Parsley Petroselinum crispum
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis
Mint Mentha spp.
Dill Anethum graveolens
Lavender Lavandula spp.


This information was taken from BCC website (https://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/environment-waste/natural-environment/plants-trees-gardens/verge-gardens) on the 15th of October 2018.

The page was last updated 11 August 2017.

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