A very useful little native for use as a ground cover or to drape over the edge of a container. Creeping soft stems of small maroon coloured foliage quickly forms a dense colourful mat. Happiest growing in a sunny well drained position. Will even do well in gravel. Evergreen.
Colour: Brown Habit: Spreading Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5cm x 100cm
NZ's iconic native conifer. Slow growing but well worth the wait for the tree to mature into its stately form. When juvenile the foliage tends to have copper bronze tones but as the tree ages green is the more dominant colour. One to plant for your grand children! Est.10yr.growth.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 6m x 2.5m
Native. Wind Grass. An attractive and hardy perennial grass that is ideal for mass planting in difficult spots. The leaves are long, narrow and dark green tinged with orange especially in the winter. The fluffy flowers appear on arching stems in summer and are purple-pink. Evergreen.
Colour: Purple Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 120cm
A NZ (Oioi) Reed with fine grey-green needles of foliage with brown markings at intervals along the length of the leaves. Forms a large clump. Grows in water or in damp ground. Tolerates salty water. Very decorative in a pot and useful for floral work. Tough as. Evergreen.
Colour: Assorted Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 1m
Native. Renga Renga Lily. Discovered at Matapouri Bay Northland this great landscaping plant has broad, lush, blue-grey, foliage and dainty sprays of creamy white blooms in summer. Plant in well drained fertile soil. Prefers filtered light though will tolerate some sun. Perennial.
Colour: White / Cream Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 60cm x 60cm
A delightful dwarf selection of NZ's popular Rengarenga Lily. Forms a nice little clump and looks great when planted en masse. Pretty panicles of white flowers dance above the foliage in spring. Best in part shade with protection from harsh frost. Evergreen.
Colour: White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 50cm
Native. Very attractive fern with lush, glossy, green fronds that can be up to 1m long. Likes a semi-shaded position in humus rich soil that is not too wet. Ideal for naturalizing under large trees. Also happy in a container. Protect from frost. Evergreen.
The Maori Name for this fern is Huruhuru Whenua.
Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 100cm x 30cm
NZ Native Grass. This is a graceful little grass or tussock with fine, light silver green needles of foliage that curl over at the top. Looks its best when planted in large groups or drifts. Easy to grow in sun or part shade in average soil. Evergreen.
If your clump of Carex becomes a little scruffy give it a new 'do' by cutting off the top growth - you can be quite severe - and it will rapidly re grow with renewed vigour.
Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 40cm x 50cm