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Aciphylla aurea

Golden Spaniard

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height0.5m to 1.2m
  • Spread0.5m to 1.3m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourCream-yellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey-green, yellow-green

Description

Aciphylla aurea (Golden Spaniard). This species will produce fan-shaped, yellow-green or sometimes glaucus leaves; the plant takes on a clump form. The flower spike holds yellow-cream blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Grass

Other common names

Golden Speargrass, Taramea

Origin

New Zealand

Interest and use

The architectural value of their spiky foliage. Mixed border or rock gardens.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 8.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

Protect the neck of the plant from winter wet with a deep layer of stone chipping.

Propagation

By seed when fresh, in late summer, or in early spring, and then plant out as soon as they have germinated.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs can damage young plants

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