Arthropodium cirratum | Renga renga

Drainage:Very Dry
Height Range:0.6
Site Conditions:CoastalLoamy Soil
Spread Range:0.6
Sunlight:Full ShadeFull SunPartial Shade
Features:Attractive FlowersAttractive foliageAttractive to beesEvergreenTolerant of Shade
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Arthropodium cirratum is a herbaceous perennial, a clump-forming plant with masses of large starry white flowers in late spring to mid-summer. Grows in part sun or shade, under trees or in the semi-open. Excellent for mass planting, the foliage gets frosted back in lowland Canterbury but lasts through the winter on the Port Hills.  Used widely as a ground-cover for dry shade and under trees. Frost tender.

Prune any old flowers after flowering.

May have been farmed by Māori as a root vegetable.


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