Rare. Abundant lavender pink hooded flowers on dark burgundy stems from late spring to summer. Specimen plant. Sun and well drained soil with medium moisture. Tolerates some drought. Attractive to bees and butterflies.
1 - 2 metres. One of the showiest of the meadow rues. From mid-summer to autumn, tight pompom-like clusters of lilac-mauve sepals on purple tinted stems and delicately textured foliage. Back of border plant - best staked. Suits near streams, borders, wild/woodland gardens. Part shade, moist soil. Winter dormant.
(Mouse plant). 20 cms. Very popular with children! Cute little low growing plant with deep green, glossy, arrowhead leaves and long-tailed, brown and white flowers that suggest mice doing handstands in the greenery. Forms a low patch under trees in spring, goes dormant in hot weather. Often autumn to winter dormant.
Seldom seen in New Zealand. 30-60 cms in height. The 1-1.5 in flowers grow in whorls on an inflorescence about 30 cms long. The name castanea, which means 'chestnut coloured', refers to the purplish-maroon flowers. Summer flowering. Sun. Winter dormant.
Collect late summer to autumn. Height to 1.2 metres. (Yellow Coneflower). Showy yellow flowers with droopy soft yellow rays late summer to autumn. Cone-like green centres. Attracts insects. Drought tolerant. Excellent cut flower. Sun or part shade. Winter dormant.