Rare and unusual perennial plants for the Mediterranean climate.


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Astelia chathamica
'Silver Spear'

 

Scientific Name:

Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'

Common Name:

 

Deciduous vs. Evergreen

evergreen

Perennial vs. Annual

perennial

Shade vs. Sun

shade to partial sun

Height x Width
& How Stands

to 3' X 3'

Flower Color
& Bloom Time

infrequent and inconspicious blooms followed by orange berries (only on older plants)

Zone

hardy to 20 F or lower

Description, Notes

NZ native grown for its bold pure silver foliage with individual leaves to 3 feet long; a shade-loving "Flax (Phormium) -like" plant; drought resistant; perfect for dry shade garden; also used in cut foliage








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Descriptions are based on our experience growing
these plants in both the garden and nursery setting.
Additional information and feedback is encouraged.

All plants are classified under USDA hardiness zones.

 

 

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