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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.
EvergreenPerennials. 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 FeaturesGood to knowGrown for the striking foliage; flowers are insignificant.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originNew Guinea, Australasia, Hawaii, southern South America.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained 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
silvery-reddish-brown leaves with small white flowers
silvery bronze arching leaves that turn red in colder conditions. Frost hardy but prefers damp areas
vigorous clump-forming variety with large silvery spear-shaped leaves. More silvery and larger growing than A. 'Silver Spear'