Plant Classification: Hardy shrub Half hardy shrub
Minimum Height: 1.2 meters
Maximum Height: 2.4 meters
Packet Content(approx.): 8
This rarely-offered plant has striking, linear, purple-brown and white foliage. This slow-to-grow endemic shrub from South Island, Fiordland, the Southern Alps and northwest Nelson in New Zealand is more of less hardy, preferring montane to low alpine forest in damper regions mainly west of the Main Divide.
Sowing advice: These seeds have already been thoroughly cleaned and cold-stored for several months. They should be sown into well-drained, sandy compost at any time of the year, and covered to their own depth with sand or grit. No artificial heat is needed; the seed tray is best left in a cool spot outside and kept moist. Seeds germinate very slowly indeed in the spring after a chilling in the cold compost, regardless of when they are sown. Some seeds may take more than a year to germinate.
This slow-to-grow endemic shrub from South Island