Blood-red spikes that fade to bright green at the base and become translucent with age make this grass a spectacular addition to the perennial border. It takes a while to strut its stuff, but in late summer, it shines like a jewel before it dies back. Imperata cylindrica is particularly effective planted with other grasses, or shown off in a container.
This handsome evergreen native forms a slender, erect tapering tree with deep green leaves that have saw-toothed margins. In spring, reddish bottle-brush like flowers appear which provide a nectar feast for native birds. Grows well in average soil in sun or part shade. Avoid harsh frost.
Colour: Red / Red Habit: Upright Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 7m x 2m
Knightia Excelsa - Rewarewa
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What a delightful little plant this native Iris is. Striking golden variegated foliage that forms a strong clump. Dainty little white butterfly flowers appear in summer followed by ornamental seed pods. Easy to grow in a sunny position in average soil. Evergreen. PVR.
Colour: White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 80cm x 80cm
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A native perennial with narrow spears of bronze green foliage that turns orange-brown in winter. Wiry stems of dainty white 'butterfly' flowers appear in spring and summer. Prefers a semi-shaded position and acid soil. Evergreen.
Colour: White Habit: Clump forming Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 50cm x 80cm
Native. Carpet forming perennial with tiny little leaves that form a dense mat. In summer small white-blue flowers appear followed by egg shaped seed pods. A useful plant for rockeries or in-between paving slabs etc. Likes the sun and fertile soil that does not completely dry out in summer. Evergreen.
Colour: White / Blue Habit: Ground-cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 5cm x spreadscm
Native. Metrosideros perforata is a climber growing up 15 m high but will grow as a bushy shrub when nothing is found to climb. Usually found flowering at the top of trees in our native bush. In mid summer it has masses of white flowers from white buds. The small white flowers are carried in small clusters. Coastal hardy. Evergreen.
Colour: White Habit: Climber Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 15m x 0m
Muehlenbeckia astonii is a divaricating, deciduous shrub that can add interest to any garden and works well contrasted with bold foliage. The unique habit of growth and foliage makes for a great feature shrub or mass planted. It is extremely hardy and can be used as a low informal hedge or clipped to shape for a more formal hedge and sculptural topiary.
Colour: Assorted Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 1m x 75cm
Here's something just a bit different to add contrast and texture to your planting schemes. Golden stems covered with tiny dark green leaves twist and turn to form a mat of dark green. Dainty yellow flowers in summer sometimes followed by black berries.
Colour: Yellow Habit: Ground-cover Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 10cm x 100cm
The twisting, tangled stems of this native Climber make for an interesting and useful plant that can be trained as a climber or used to scramble informally wherever you want quick cover and a plant of interest. Plant in morning sun in soil that does not completely dry out in summer. Semi-evergreen.
The flowers on the female form of Muehlenbeckia are inconspicuous but emit a pleasant fragrance. The flowers are followed by little white berries. This plant also responds well to clipping and is often used for informal topiary work.
Habit: Twisting Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 45cm x spreadscm
Native. In spring this tree daisy is smothered in large clusters of white panicle flowers. It is a medium growing bushy shrub with narrow pointed thin leathery dark green leaves. Thrives well in windy conditions. Great for hedging or use in boarder or shrub garden. Evergreen.
Colour: White / Yellow Habit: Bushy compact Est. Hgt/Wdth in 7/10 yrs: 4m x 3m