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There are so many good reasons to plant a New Zealand native as gardeners all over the world have discovered. During a recent trip to Europe I swear I saw a Cabbage Tree (Corydline) in every back yard I peeked into! Here at home, planting a NZ Native is really an act of conservation as it ensures the continuation of native plant species. Along with that there is the added bonus of attracting native birds to your garden and beneficial native insects. However before we get too "Green" and serious lets just apreciate the wonderful layers of colour, texture and distinctive form that NZ Natives offer the gardener.  



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Picture of Blechnum Silver Lady
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Also known as the dwarf tree fern as it develops a short trunk when mature. Can be grown indoors or outdoors. Likes a warm shady spot in the garden with moist free draining soil.

 

Habit: Upright
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 100cm

Blechnum Silver Lady

Current Stock Height: 15/20cm  ? 

Container: 2.4l  ? 

New stock arriving beginning of October, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $21.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Picture of Carex Buchananii
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Attractive NZ native grass that forms a clump of tussock-like foliage. The leaves are a dark bronze purple. Upright and graceful, looks fabulous planted in large drifts. Hardy to just about any conditions but happiest in a sunny position that does not dry out completely in summer. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 50cm

Carex Buchananii

Current Stock Height: 40/60cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Picture of Carex Dipsacea
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Native - Autumn Sedge. Attractive tufts of coarse green foliage with strong bronze tones. Summer seed-heads of dark brown. Will grow happily in moist damp conditions in sun or part shade. Tough and robust, great for mass planting in difficult spots. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.75m x 0.6m

Carex Dipsacea

Container: 0.5l  ? 

New stock arriving end of September, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $5.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Carex Dipsacea

Container: 1l  ? 

New stock arriving end of September, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $7.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Picture of Carex Dissita
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Native. Attractive arching habit. The ribbed leaves are a fresh bright green and contrast with the very dark seed heads. This sedge is found throughout New Zealand in forests, scrub and swampy areas. It can be grown in quite shady areas, such as under trees, or in an open situation, but it requires a moist soil and cool root zone. Evergreen

 

Carex Dissita

Container: 0.5l  ? 

New stock arriving end of September, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $5.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Picture of Carex Everest
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A very attractive little 'Sedge' with arching leaves of green edged with silver. Forms a neat and tidy evergreen clump and would look most impressive planted en masse. Plant in morning sun or part shade in soil that does not completely dry out in summer. Would make a nice container plant too. Perennial. PVR.

Insignificant brown flowers will appear amongst the foliage in summer.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 0.3m x 0.3m

Carex Everest

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$19.99


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Picture of Carex Evergold
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An attractive and award winning little Carex with variegated arching foliage in shades of cream and soft yellow. Eventually forms a neat and tidy clump. Looks best planted in large drifts to form a carpet under trees etc. Grows best in part shade. Evergreen.

Carex 'Evergold' prefers to grow in a soil that does not completely dry out in summer.

 

Colour: Brown
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 20cm x 20cm

Carex Evergold

Current Stock Height: 25/35 cm  ? 

Container: pb3  ? 

$12.99


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Carex Evergold

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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Picture of Carex Everlime
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Easy on the eyes, easy to grow and low maintenance, this plant forms a neat, easily controlled mound of green foliage with lime margins. Everlime is a great cold hardy accent plant for all year round arrangements. Everlime does well in mass plantings and in open situations. Perennial

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 45cm

Carex Everlime

Current Stock Height: 10/15 cm  ? 

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$19.99


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Picture of Carex Featherfalls
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Featherfalls is a highly decorative Carex with outstanding garden and pot performance. The long clean and crisp foliage will reward you with a year round maintenance free plant. A highlight of this new variety is its beautiful plumes of feathery flower stems that emerge from the centre of the fresh new variegated foliage during the spring months. Evergreen

 

Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x 45cm

Carex Featherfalls

Current Stock Height: 15cm

Container: 1.9l  ? 

$19.99


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Picture of Carex Secta
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Native Grass. A handsome bright green grass that forms into a large clump. Older plants develop a trunk-like mass of old leaves so the grass seems perched on a tall mound - looks very striking. Good for planting in damp to very wet places. Will also tolerate short periods of dryness. Plant around ponds as shelter for birds. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m

Carex Secta

Current Stock Height: 40/50 cm  ? 

Container: 1l  ? 

New stock arriving end of September, 2019. Pre-order now. Estimated price $7.99 each. Payment when stock arrives.


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Picture of Carex Testacea
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This native 'grass' is really tough and hardy tolerating cold winds and almost any soil. The brick-orange foliage looks very graceful as it waves and dances in the wind. Ideal for planting in large drifts. If the clumps become a little untidy just chop back hard for renewed vigour. Evergreen.

 

Colour: Assorted
Habit: Clump forming
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 50cm

Carex Testacea

Current Stock Height: 15/20cm  ? 

Container: 1.5l  ? 

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