This is a great combination to breathe life into the darkest area of your garden. The Chatham Island Forget-me-nots are a staple native in any garden, and work beautifully planted in amongst the classic Renga Renga Lily and the wonderful form of one of our most-loved ferns, Blechnum discolor. Spacing of the plants is about 0.8m apart and they will quickly establish and provide a lush underplanting to any shady situation. The Forget-me-nots have fabulous mid-spring colour and the Renga Renga Lily will flower late spring and into early summer.
Width required: No minimum, this combination can fit into any under planting situation.
Chatham Island Forget-me-nots -0.8m spacing
Arthropodium cirratum (Renga Renga Lily) - 0.8m spacing
Blechnum discolor - 0.7m spacing
Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: Blue / White
Underplanting a problem area under an established tree where lawn doesn't grow successfully, or any south facing garden that gets minimal sun.
With their thick, glossy leaves and spectacular blue flowers, Chatham Island forget-me-nots are one of the most attractive of New Zealand's herbaceous plants. It is not a true forget-me-not, but was given the name because its flowers are very similar. There is only one species ofMyosotidium, and in the wild it grows on exposed coastal sites in the Chatham Islands. In gardens the plant needs shelter from frost and some shade during hot summers. It prefers a well-drained, compost-rich soil.
Arthropodium cirratum ‘Matapouri Bay’ is another stunning variety of the more commonly known Renga Rena Lilly, found naturally throughout costal areas of New Zealand. This variety has broad short leaves and puts on a fabulous show of tall white flower stalks throughout Spring and Summer. This plant thrives in most soils and proves an exceptional foil for that dark shady spot under a tree in your garden. Protect from snails when they are young and they will reward you for years to come. Grows to a height and width of 60 x 60 cm.