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Natives - Just Arrived

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.  


Picture of Acaena Purpurea

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.


Flower Colour: Brown
Habit: Spreading
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5cm x 100cm

Acaena Purpurea

Current Stock Height: 1/5 cm  ? 

Container: 12cm  ? 


Picture of Pratia Angulata

Native. Dainty deep green leaves that quickly form a low mat of tight foliage. In spring and summer myriads of starry shaped white flowers dance above the foliage, followed by fleshy red berries. Plant in sun or part shade in well drained soil that does not completely dry out in summer. Evergreen.


Flower Colour: White
Habit: Ground-cover
Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5cm x 200cm

Pratia Angulata

Current Stock Height: 5 cm

Container: 12cm  ? 



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