All plants are sold in at least 9cm pots, NOT tiny plug plants!

Selliera radicans (Bonking Grass)


Plant Information

Aspect: Full Sun
Soil Type: Well-Drained
Colour: White

An excellent and unusual ground cover plant from New Zealand and rarely seen here. Small, white, scented flowers in summer.

This hardy little plant is excellent and all but unknown in the UK. Useful for underplanting large containers or as ground cover. It is now even being used as an alternative to grass in some countries.

Its vibrant, light green colour makes an expanse of Selliera a beautiful sight; one which is further enhanced by the appearance of its copiously-produced white flowers in summer.

Can cope with coastal positions well.

Happiest in permanently moist soil, but will tollerate drier conditions.

Height: 10cm


Common name(s): Bonking Grass; Victorian Swampweed; Tongue Plant.


  • All our plants are hardy and perennial (come back year after year) unless otherwise specified in the description.
  • Every plant we sell is sold established in at least a 9cm pot, although many are in bigger pots. Unlike some nurseries, we do not sell plug plants because these require ongoing care when you receive them. Our plants can be planted in your garden as soon as you receive them, or they can be left in their pots for several weeks until you are ready to plant them.
  • As we grow everything ourselves and cannot just buy more stock when levels are low, there will be times when certain varieties are unavailable until the next batch has grown on.
  • We are not technically 'organic' but, as far as possible, we limit the use of pesticides and chemicals. We are fortunate enough to be situated in the countryside and we enjoy the environment and natural world that surrounds us, so we do what we reasonably can to protect it.
  • For a limited time we are offering free delivery for orders over £50.
If you have any questions about our plants, please feel free to contact us and we'll be happy to help.