Astelia chathamica 'Silver Spear'.
With broad flax-like silver leaves Astelia chathamica is a clump forming evergreen perennial grass with attractive silvery green 'spear shaped' foliage characterised by drooping at the tips.
These plants are from New Zealand and grow in damp rainforests so these are the ideal conditions, however they are a little more tolerant of dry conditions than you might think.
Yellow orange flowers in spring to summer followed by berries in autumn, however flowering is sporadic. However the flowers are held down low in the foliage and are easily missed.
Excellent when grown in the border as a background plant, also suited to growing in a container or urn where the drooping foliage looks attractive year round.
By division of established clumps.
Available for sale from the following nurseries
DIGGING DOG NURSERY ph 707 - 937 -1130
31101 Middle Ridge Rd Albion CA