Botanical Name: Arthropodium bifurcatum Matapouri Bay
Common Name: Matapuori Bay Rengarenga Lily
Category: Hardy Perennial
Seed Count: 25
Arthropodium bifurcatum Matapouri Bay, Matapouri Bay Rengarenga Lily: Native of New Zealand this popular selection of Rengarenga Lily is grown for its broad arching, bluish leaves. The leaves are broader than Arthropodium cirratum, and flower heads are larger. During spring summer masses of white, star like flowers are held in erect umbels above the blue green foliage Arthropodium bifurcatum ‘Matapouri Bay’ can be used for coastal plantings and thrives in shade to part shaded locations but will tolerate sun. Some moisture is required during the hotter months. Needs protection from frost. Not fussy on soil type. 75cm H x 75cm W.
Sow Arthropodium seeds immediately for best results. Sow in good quality seed raising mix . Lightly cover with vermiculite or seed raising mix to their own depth. Place in a propagator or cover with a plastic lid in a warm place. We recommend germinating at 15-20 degrees C keep moist at all times, but do not saturate. These seeds sometimes wait until spring before emerging. Pot on seedlings to harden off and mature before finally planting out in the garden in a sheltered frost protected position.