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Arthropodium cirratum or Renga Renga Lily

Arthropodium cirratum or Renga Renga Lily is originally from New Zealand. Grown for its foliage as well as its purple and yellow flowers which appear during spring to summer.
Perhaps the perfect plant for dry shade as the Renga Renga Lily seems to thrive beneath deciduous trees.

It will do well beneath evergreens as well, however it does not perform well beneath conifers, however not much does.

Will grow to nearly 1m. In colder climates Arthropodium cirratum can be grown in a container and overwintered indoors.

Varieties

Other Arthropodiums are also worth looking for including

  • Arthropodium cirrarum 'Matapouri Bay' a select cultivar.

  • Arthropodium milleflorum ‘mountain blue’, lower growing and with very attractive smokey green blue foliage, Small white flowers. A little more frost tolerant than others and also regarded as drought tolerant.

  • Arthropodium striatum also known as the ‘Chocalate Lily’, very different and grown for the flowers that are said to smell like ‘chocolate’. Foliage is not a great feature.

Propagation

Easy by division of established clumps in early spring, also easy by seed sown into trays in spring and kept moist.