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- Good to know - grown for the striking foliage; flowers are insignificant.
- Pests & Diseases - none.
- Place of Origin - New Guinea, Australasia, Hawaii, southern South America.
- Evergreen - perennials. Large clumps of linear leaves, covered with silvery scales. Panicles of green, yellowish, or purple-brown flowers in spring or summer followed by orange or red berries.
- Full Sun
- Partial Shade
- Fertile moist well-drained soil - peaty soil.
Buy Varieties of ASTELIA
Narrower silver-green leaves than A. chathamica. Dense clump-forming plant which is frost hardy and grows to 3 feet
Striking silver, sword-like foliage, an excellent architectural plant for a patio tub or to lighten a dull corner
Bush astelia, Bush flax
Sword-like green leaves and fragrant green flowers in spring
Silvery-reddish-brown leaves with small white flowers
Silvery bronze arching leaves that turn red in colder conditions. Frost hardy but prefers damp areas