Evergreen, Perennials, Decorative fruit or berries
Grown for their silky, silvery,straplike foliage, these increasinglypopular evergreen perennialsoffer a handsome contrastto low, mounding plants or billowinggrasses. They make astriking centerpiece in a bigcontainer or a perennial border.Small spring flowers are bornein branched clusters on female plants but are not as showy asthe berries that follow. Plantsmust have excellent drainage;they grow best in rich, acidicsoil that is high in organic matter.Astelia chathamica
Shiny, silvery swordlike leaves are 3–4 ft. long and 2–4 in. wide, forming a clump 4 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide. Small,cream-colored flowers are borne in clusters 20 in. tall; berries are orange.
South African relatives of spider lily (Lycoris), which they closely resemble. Most have stra...
Best-known species. Growsslowly in youth, faster onceestablished. Typically reaches12–18 ft. tall and ...
Native to Coast Ranges from Southern Oregon to Santa Barbara, California. To 40–80 ft. tall, 30&ndash