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Silvery scales give this architectural plant a metallic sheen.
Genus of about 25 species of evergreen perennials mostly from mountainous regions of New Guinea, Australasia, Hawaii and southern areas of South America.
Growing in boggy, peaty areas they form large clumps.
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.
Additional Features - Good to know - grown for the striking foliage; flowers are insignificant.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - New Guinea, Australasia, Hawaii, southern South America.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil