If you love to grow unusual native plants in your garden, you
are probably familiar with the fiercely golden foliaged
Aciphylla, also known as Spaniard or speargrass.
At first glance the balloon pea flower could be mistaken for
New Zealand's native kaka beak.
Amorphophallus titanum has the honour of producing the
largest flower-like structure in the plant world.
This plant is not a pineapple or a lily, but ''pineapple
lily'' is a good common name to describe the flower of this
unusual bulbous perennial.
Type ''elderberry'' into an internet search engine and you'll
get anything from how to eradicate a nasty weed to wonderful
recipes and health remedies.
The pohutukawa is one of New Zealand's most spectacular
With a huge swollen trunk that often looks oversized compared
to the foliage carried over the summer months, Cyphostemma
Juttae is certainly one weird and wacky looking plant.
Clmibing roses are a worthy addition to any garden.
Although all kinds of herbaceous plants make effective
companion plants for rhododendrons, my favourites are those
that come from the same regions of the world that the
rhododendrons come from.
If you're looking for a different plant for a woodland
garden, or a plant to complement your rhododendrons or
camellias, then Enkianthus might be the plant for you.
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